Doctorate in Social Work

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The Tulane University Doctorate in Social Work is ideally suited for social work professionals seeking rigorous training in advanced clinical practice, professional leadership, and applied research. It is the only program of its kind in the Gulf South, and one of only a small number of doctoral-level clinical social work degrees nationwide. With its intensive, accelerated curriculum and experiential learning model, students can satisfy all degree requirements in three years, without career disruption.

The DSW program operates at three Tulane University locations: New Orleans, LA;  Biloxi, MS; and Madison, MS.

Sign up now for DSW informational sessions in April 2015

In April, the DSW program will host three informational sessions for potential applicants in Biloxi, Madison, and New Orleans. All individuals considering applying to the DSW program are invited to attend. Please RSVP at, indicating which info session you plan to attend.

New Orleans Info Session - Saturday, April 18, 10-11:30am, Tulane School of Social Work (127 Elk Place)

Biloxi Info Session - Monday, April 20, 6-7:30pm, Tulane University Gulf Coast Campus

Madison Info Session - Saturday, April 25, 10-11:30am, Tulane University Madison Campus

To register for any of these sessions, please email

DSW application period begins on April 1st

Applications for the 2015-2016 academic year will be accepted from April 1 to June 1, 2015. For more information on how to apply, please see our admissions page.