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Doctor of Social Work

  • Doctorate (PhD)

Massey University's prestigious Doctor of Social Work (DSW) is the first social work doctorate offered in New Zealand and is recognised internationally.

Key details

Degree Type
Doctorate (PhD)

About this course

Massey University's prestigious Doctor of Social Work (DSW) is the first social work doctorate offered in New Zealand and is recognised internationally. The DSW is designed to advance your social work and social development knowledge at local, national and international levels.

Entry requirements

Before enrolling in the DSW, you must meet the University admission requirements as specified; and been awarded or qualified for a Master of Applied Social Work or Master of Social Work, or an equivalent Social Work qualification which includes a research component, with the award of First Class or Second Class Division I honours; and 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.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Study locations

Auckland

Manawatū

Distance Learning