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Opinions on the Doctor of Social Work?

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I was wondering what your guys' opinion on the Doctor of Social Work was? Specifically for someone that works in human services for the government, would there be a reason to pursue such a degree? Are do you think that the DSW is just a marketing ploy for those that want a doctorate?

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It's interesting.  Starting in the 1990s, social work schools were abandoning the DSW in droves.  In fact, school like Columbia and Fordham retroactively upgraded previously conferred DSWs to PhDs without any additional work which was very scandalous among long-standing PhD programs.  So it's unclear why they're going back.

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