Prepare to Lead with an Online Doctorate in Social Work
Designed for social work practitioners interested in completing the highest level of social work education, the online Doctorate of Social Work (DSW) at the University of Kentucky will prepare you to reach the pinnacle of your field. In addition to enhancing your job readiness to advance in leadership or administrative roles, the DSW degree creates more economic opportunities for social workers with earnings increasing by more than $20,000 (National Association of Social Workers, 2019) on average.
Plan and execute strategies to help social services organizations meet their goals for their community. Overall employment of top executives is projected to grow 8 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Executive Director may be responsible for things such as establishing and carrying out departmental or organizational goals, policies, and procedures, overseeing financial activities, or consulting with staff about general operations.
Postsecondary Education Administrators
Coordinate and plan student instruction at colleges and universities. They can also be involved with other research and educational activities at postsecondary institutions such as reviewing applications, analyzing data on student acceptance and retention, and scheduling programs and services at the university.
Additional roles for DSW graduates:
- Policy Research
- Administrative Leader
- Social Work Educator
- Military Behavioral Health
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Choose from Four Concentrations
Featuring four distinct focus areas, our DSW program gives you the flexibility to choose a concentration that complements your personal and professional goals.