Program Overview

Degree offered: M.S.W.

The Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) program provides advanced clinical education for professionals. The degree is designed to prepare students for clinical practice with individuals, families, and groups. The program prepares students for leadership roles in clinical and direct practice organizations. The Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) program of study incorporates critical theory into social work assessment and intervention. Students develop a deeper understanding of the integration of individual, relational, structural and global factors that respect diversity, promote resilience, and strengthen capacity.

The School of Social Work offers two master’s level program tracks.

Advanced One-Year M.S.W.

The Advanced One-Year M.S.W. program track (33 credits) is designed for professionals who currently hold a B.S.W. degree. Individuals with any degree other than a B.S.W. cannot be admitted into the Advanced One-Year M.S.W.

Foundational Two-Year M.S.W.

The Foundational Two-Year M.S.W. program track (60 credits) is designed for students who do not have a B.S.W., but who hold a related undergraduate degree.

Personal Suitability for the Social Work Profession

Please see the policy on Personal Suitability for the Social Work Profession.

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