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What Can I Do with a DSW?

The profession of social work has been rapidly expanding over the last decade, with a projected 16% hike in job growth by 2026 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016). Simultaneously, baby boomers are leaving their executive and management roles, with an estimated 67% of nonprofit directors retiring in the next five years (Stewart, 2016). At this rate, The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the need for new executive leaders is 2.4 times the number of those currently employed.

How do you fit in to all this? As an experienced practitioner, you’re already making a positive impact on individuals and communities. With a DSW from Monmouth, you can take your passion to the executive level, enacting sustainable and institutional change that can improve human rights across the globe.

Practitioners with a DSW can spearhead policy and program development for impactful national and international organizations such as the U.N., Red Cross, World Health Organization, and more. Our graduates can go on to become policy analysts, project managers, institute directors, legal liaisons, and educators.


Stewart, A. J. (2016), Exploring nonprofit executive turnover. Nonprofit Management and 
Leadership. doi: 10.1002/nml.21225

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