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Doctor of Social Work

  • Doctorate (PhD)

Massey University's prestigious Doctor of Social Work (DSW) is designed to advance your social work and social development knowledge at local, national and international levels.

Key details

Degree Type
Doctorate (PhD)
Duration
3 years full-time
Study Mode
Online, In person

About this course

Massey University's prestigious Doctor of Social Work (DSW) is designed to advance your social work and social development knowledge at local, national and international levels.

Entry requirements

To enter the Doctor of Social Work you will:

  • have been awarded or qualified for a Master of Applied Social Work or Master of Social Work, or an equivalent social work qualification including a research component, with the award of First Class or Second Class Division I honours
  • have sufficient background and good standing in professional social work to satisfy the Doctoral Research Committee you have the capacity to successfully undertake the programme.

You will provide verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.

Study locations

Auckland

Manawatu

Online

Career pathways

Massey University's Doctor of Social Work provides the highest level of professional development within the field of social work.

Credit for prior study or work

For information on prior learning, exemptions and transfer of credit or other questions:

  • review the Recognition of Prior Learning regulations
  • contact us through the Enquire button on this page.