Social Work 2018-01-27T15:56:35+00:00

Social Work

The programme is ideal for mid-career professionals who have academic backgrounds in social work along with considerable social work practice experience. Many degree candidates are seasoned clinicians with successful histories of social work practice. A doctoral degree is highly relevant for social work professionals whose career paths have led them to leadership roles in organisational management, higher education, coaching, public policy and consulting. Each programme is dedicated to maintaining a standard of excellence while understanding the needs of adult learners who are busy professionals.

Candidates interact with faculty and staff in a rich, supportive learning community. Degree candidates will study with scholars and professionals from other universities, non-profit organisations, public agencies, local government, international organisations, school systems, and health care delivery systems. Studies are tailored to the specific learning needs of each individual.

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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Doctor of Social Work (DSW)

  • A relevant master’s degree.
  • Documented pertinent professional experience.
  • 93 credits*, which include the following:

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

  • 66 post-baccalaureate graduate credits* on-line with IUGS or in transfer, prior to, or after admission.
  • Research and Design, I, II. (12 credits)**
  • The eight-day Graduate Seminar at the ten-day Residency (3 credits).
  • A Dissertation and Oral Defense. (12 Credits)

Doctor of Social Work (DSW)

  • 66 post-baccalaureate graduate credits* on-line with IUGS or in transfer, prior to, or after admission.
  • Research and Design, I, II. (12 credits)**
  • The eight-day Graduate Seminar at the ten-day Residency (3 credits).
  • A project and Oral Examination.(12 Credits)

 


What are the costs?

ALL TUITION AND FEES ARE PAYABLE IN U.S. DOLLARS

Application Fee $250 (non-refundable)

Doctoral Degrees

Tuition (Includes advisement, library fees, the Graduate Seminar, workshops, Research and Design I & II, the external and internal reviews of the project or the dissertation, the oral project examination or the oral dissertation defence and the printing and binding of the project or the dissertation.)1 $20,000
*Mentor Fee (PhD candidates are required to hire a mentor. For non-PhD candidates a mentor is suggested but is not required). The typical mentor fee is $1,500 but is negotiated between the candidate and the mentor. *$1,500
Travel, food and lodging (Estimate) $2,000
Total Cost without mentor $22,000
Total Cost  with mentor $23,500

1 Total Cost does not include the cost for the evaluation of continuing education course content or for the testing of unevaluated continuing education coursework submitted for transfer, or online courses offered by the University.

Graded (evaluated) $200 per credit
Ungraded (unevaluated) $300 per credit
Independent study and online courses (if needed) $450 per credit

 


Meet the Dean – Dr Judith Balcerzak

Judith Balcerzak, PhD.,MSW,  LCSW

Dean of Addictions Studies Programmes
Dean of Marriage and Family Therapy Programmes
Director of Online Education
Dean of Faculty of Social Work

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