Course Schedule and Degree Information

Degree Requirements

DSW degree requirements include a 48 credit curriculum with two praxis experiences and an independent dissertation within seven years of enrollment.


The Millersville University DSW program is offered in the following program sequence.





Year I

700 Social Work Leadership I

704 Social Work Teacher-Scholar I

705 Social Work Teach-Scholar II

701 Social Work Leadership II


710 Research Methodology

720 Leadership Teaching Praxis I


Year II

725 Intervention Research

730 Qualitative Analysis

774 Comprehensive Seminar

715 Multivariate Analysis

721 Leadership Teaching Praxis II

775 Dissertation Seminar

Year III

776 Dissertation I

Graduate Elective

777 Dissertation II

Graduate Elective



  • Part-time, eight session program - two courses per session for fall, spring, and summer terms
  • Cohort model
  • Online instruction and coursework
  • Face-to-face learning component (one weekend) per session, located at Millersville University


DSW courses include four theory-based courses in Leadership, Education, and Teaching; four research courses; two semesters of Leadership and/or Teaching Praxis; a comprehensive seminar and a dissertation seminar. Each course is specifically developed to provide student learning experiences that allow graduates to demonstrate mastery of the program's learning outcomes.