Doctor of Social Work(DSW)

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.

The DSW consists of a combination of course work and a 65,000 word research thesis. A Doctor of Philosophy or PhD is achieved solely through a research thesis of 100,000 words. The DSW offers you a curriculum designed to reflect the latest international developments in social work, social development theory and practice. You can be confident you are delivering state-of-the-art solutions.

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