2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) 
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2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Addictions and Social Work–DSW

Return to: Doctor of Social Work  

The Addictions and Social Work specialization prepares students to expand their professional service to support families, individuals, and communities around addictions treatment and case management and the development of prevention, intervention, and consultation around addiction.

Course Sequence

Quarter Course Credits
1 SOCW 8002 - Foundations of Graduate Study   3 cr.
SOCW 8110 - Advanced Social Work Theory and Practice   5 cr.
2 SOCW 8802 - Clinical Seminar I   5 cr.
SOCW 8117 - Diversity and Multiculturalism   5 cr.
3 RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods♦   5 cr.
SOCW 8103 - Introduction to Addiction   5 cr.
4 SOCW 8137 - Contemporary Issues, Social Change, and Social Policy   5 cr.
SOCW 8138 - Program and Practice Evaluation   5 cr.
5 SOCW 8203 - Theories, Treatment, and Case Management of Addictions   5 cr.
RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis♦  OR RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis♦   5 cr.
6 SOCW 8785 - Social Change in Action: Prevention, Consultation, and Advocacy   5 cr.
Elective course chosen to support Capstone research project 5 cr.
7+ SOCW 8610 - Action Research Project * 5 cr. per term; taken continuously until completion

*Students take this course for a minimum of four terms and are continuously enrolled until completion of their Doctoral Study with final Chief Academic Officer (CAO) approval.

To complete a doctoral study, students must obtain the academic approval of several independent evaluators including their committee, the University Research Reviewer, and the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style Review; gain approval at the oral defense stage; and gain final approval by the Chief Academic Officer. Students must also publish their dissertation on ProQuest before their degree is conferred. Learn more about the dissertation process in the Dissertation Guidebook.