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Master of Social Work Program Requirements

The Department of Social Work offers four options for pursuing a Master of Social Work Degree: the two-year Full-Time Program (60 credits); the three-year Weekend Program (60 credits); and, the one-year full-time Advanced Standing Program (39 credits) and a two-year Advanced Standing Weekend Program (39 credits) (NEW for fall 2014).

The Full-Time Program (two years) and the Weekend Program (three years) include 60 semester hours of study and new cohorts are admitted each fall. The Weekend Program is designed to meet the needs of those who are also employed in the human services sector while pursuing their degree.  Each course in the Weekend Program is offered on a Friday, Saturday, and Sunday one weekend and then continues on a Saturday and Sunday a month later.  Readings and assignments will be completed prior to the first weekend, between weekends and following the second weekend. 

Applicants who hold a CSWE-accredited baccalaureate degree in social work may pursue the 39 semester hour, Advanced Standing Program.  Students admitted to the one year full-time Advanced Standing Program matriculate in May, complete courses during the summer, and then proceed directly into the second year of the Full-Time program. Students admitted to the part-time Advanced Standing Weekend program matriculate in August, and begin the program with SCWK 606 in August/September and then merge into the 2nd year course sequence in October/November. Classes meet throughout the year, including summers.

More details about the programs and class schedules can be found on the MSW home page.



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