Advanced-Standing Program

Our one-year, full-time Advance-Standing Program is for students who hold a bachelor of social work (BSW) from a CSWE accredited institution. Students may take courses on-campus or online starting in the spring or summer. The online curriculum requires face-to-face skills labs; the online format is not completely virtual.

For admission requirements please visit Application Instructions. To obtain an MSW degree students must also:

  • Receive no more than one “C” in foundation courses, regardless of overall GPA.
  • Receive no more than one “C” in concentration courses (including electives) regardless of overall GPA.
  • No grades of “D” or “F” in any class regardless of overall GPA.
  • Completion of 42 hours of required coursework
  • 500 clock hours of a field experience with a social service agency related to their area of concentration.

Students may pursue a MSW in two concentrations under this degree plan:

  • Social Work with Children, Adolescents and their families
  • Social Work with Adults and their families

An emphasis in Program Planning and Agency Administration [PAA] is available with either of the concentrations by taking elective courses:

  • SW 506: Social Service Planning and Program Development
  • SW 536: Social Service Program and Agency Administration
  • SW 590: Field Education with a PAA emphasis

Electives Typically Offered Every Year

  • SW 506 Social Service Planning and Program Development (only offered Summer and Fall)
  • SW 514 Chemical Dependency
  • SW 515 Psychopathology
  • SW 523 Family Preservation
  • SW 528 Spirituality and Social Work Practice
  • SW 529 Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice
  • SW 536 Social Service Program and Agency Administration (only offered Spring and Fall)
  • SW 549 Crisis Intervention

* Other electives are offered dependent upon faculty and student preferences.

Traditional and Online 60-Credit Hour Program

Students who hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university and who do not meet the Advanced-Standing criteria may apply to this degree option. This program is offered primarily online starting in the summer. A campus or primarily online option is available starting in the fall. The program is structured for students to take weekday classes on-campus or primarily online. The online curriculum requires face-to-face skills labs; the online format is not completely virtual.

For admission requirements please visit Application Instructions. To fulfill the 60 hour MSW degree requirements students must also:

  • Complete a total of 60 hours of required coursework.
  • No more than one “C” in foundation courses, regardless of overall GPA.
  • No more than one “C” in concentration courses (including electives) regardless of overall GPA.
  • No grades of “D” or “F” in any class regardless of overall GPA.
  • Complete two field internship 500 clock hours of field experience required.

Once enrolled, students may pursue two concentrations:

  • Social Work with Children, Adolescents and their families
  • Social Work with Adults and their families

An emphasis in Program Planning and Agency Administration (PAA) is available with either of the concentrations by taking elective courses:

  • SW 506: Social Service Planning and Program Development
  • SW 536: Social Service Program and Agency Administration
  • Field Education with a PAA emphasis

Electives Typically Offered Every Year:

  • SW 506 Social Service Planning and Program Development only offered summer/fall
  • SW 514 Chemical Dependency
  • SW 515 Psychopathology
  • SW 523 Family Preservation
  • SW 528 Spirituality and Social Work Practice
  • SW 529 Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice
  • SW 536 Social Service Program and Agency Administration only offered fall/spring
  • SW 549 Crisis Intervention

* Other electives to be offered dependent upon faculty and student preferences.

Part-Time Program

The School of Social Work offers a part-time program for admitted students. Currently part-time plans and curriculum are not developed until after students are admitted and begin the registration process. This ensures an accurate part-time plan that meets the student needs during the time of registration.