MSW Program Description

MSW Program Overview

The School of Social Work offers the Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) degree with a major in Advanced Practice Leadership, which prepares students for advanced specialized practice. The degree is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Social work practice at the M.S.W. level shares a common core of knowledge, values, and skills. Throughout the curriculum, the School emphasizes social justice and professional ethics. The M.S.W. degree prepares graduates for a wide variety of positions in many diverse, interesting fields that address human needs.

Foundation Degree Track

The Foundation track is for students who do not hold a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree from an accredited program. Instead students have a bachelor degree in another field of study. The Foundation Track is 62 credit hours.

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Advance Standing

The Advanced Standing Track is for graduates of a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited BSW program, with a BSW obtained within the last 10 years. The Advanced Standing Track is 36 credit hours.

Cohort Options

Advanced Standing (BSW Degree Holder) On-campus

Foundation/Regular (non-BSW Degree Holder) On-campus

Online Advanced Standing (BSW Degree Holder)

Online Foundation/Regular (non-BSW Degree Holder)