Sample Course Schedule

Students complete the required 45 credit hours of DSW coursework in three years. Online course instruction is supplemented with 2-week on-campus summer residencies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. 

Students take one course at a time. Fall and Spring semesters are comprised of successive, 8-week sessions.  All courses are 3 credit hours. A sample course schedule including all required courses follows.

Year I

3-day Orientation in Minnesota

2 Week On-Campus Residency, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN

  • DRSW 700: History of Social Work and Social Work Education

8-Week Online Courses

  • DRSW 710: Social Work Education
  • DRSW 720: Social Work Theoretical Perspectives

8-week Online Courses

  • DRSW 728: Research and Scholarship I
  • DRSW 729: Research and Scholarship II

 

Year II

2 Week On-Campus Residency, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN

  • DRSW 727: Banded Dissertation and Scholarship

8-Week Online Courses

  • DRSW 717: Pedagogies in Social Work Education: Theory and Practice
  • DRSW 721: Teaching Social Work

8-Week Online Courses

  • DRSW 723: Engaged Scholarship
  • DRSW 718: Mission and Purpose through Curriculum

 

Year III

2 Week On-Campus Residency, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN

  • DRSW 725: Career Development Practicum

8-Week Online Courses

  • DRSW 726: Writing for Publication
  • Elective Course, choose from:
    • DRSW 731: Grant Writing
    • DRSW 734: Leadership, Mentorship,and Faculty Development
    • DRSW 735: Independent Study

8-Week Online Courses

  • DRSW 800: Banded Dissertation
  • DRSW 801: Banded Dissertation II: Defense