• DSW Fall Open House

    You’re invited to the Rutgers DSW Open House!

    Join us at the open house to learn more about applying and attending the Rutgers DSW Program! Meet some of the faculty, staff, and students that make the Rutgers DSW a unique and innovative program.

    Saturday, October 28, 2017
    1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

    390 George St.
    3rd Floor
    New Brunswick, NJ 08901

    Lets us know you’re coming! Click here to register for the event.

    Questions? Need more information? Contact Lia Floreno at (848) 932-8474 or by email at lia.floreno@rutgers.edu.

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  • DSW in the News

    • DSW Director Awarded AFTA’s 2017 Distinguished Contribution to Social Justice Award

      On Saturday, June 3, 2017, DSW Director Michael LaSala was awarded the American Family Therapy Academy‘s 2017 Distinguished Contribution to Social Justice Award. According to AFTA, this annual AFTA award recognizes outstanding current work on social justice by a person who is: “Directing, developing, or deeply involved in a family clinical service, training program, community outreach program or research project … Continue reading

    • See Articles by Rutgers DSW Students Accepted for Publication

      Congratulations to Rutgers DSW students  for their recent publication acceptances: Clay, Z., Barrett, N., Reilly, A., & Zazzarino, A. (2016). Work-based learning: A training model for state wide system changes. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 39(4), 371-374. Conti, M.M. (2017). The case study of Jacob: Childhood sexual abuse and the limitations of the holding environment. Psychoanalytic Social Work, 24(1), p. 18-36. Hubbard, … Continue reading

Why the DSW?

. . . Because you were meant to be an acknowledged leader in the field of clinical social work, drawing on your experience to build knowledge through the development and dissemination of original ideas through journal articles and books, national and international conferences, and innovative websites

. . . Because the practice world needs such leaders!


. . . by assisting you in developing the thinking and writing skills that translate your rich practice experiences into innovative case studies and qualitative papers that connect theory, research, and practice and are publishable

. . .by giving you the technical skills you will need to connect to online audiences who need access to your clinical wisdom and experience.

Our Social Work DSW Program

The mission of the Rutgers Doctor of Social Work program is to transform seasoned social workers into practitioner-scholars. Students build on their practice experience to develop new knowledge for the field and then disseminate this knowledge through peer-reviewed journal articles, national and international conference presentations, teaching, and innovative digital projects.

Our curriculum helps student contextualize their rich practice experience in  theory and research, to build knowledge that informs and leads to field. We are equally concerned with self-reflexivity; understanding the complex relationships between our values and our practice, and critically examining our own prevailing ideas and biases as we create knowledge that matters most to clinicians and their clients.  Continue reading →

Prospective Students

Join our list of Prospective Clinical Social Work DSW Students to receive information about admissions and upcoming Open Houses.

Click Here to register for our Prospective Student Mailing List!