School of Social Work


Accelerated master's option.Includes accelerated master's option
Indicates a program may be completed online.Program can be completed online

Master's programs

Program Description

The MSW program prepares students for advanced generalist social work practice.  It is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).  

The School of Social Work offers the MSW program in two options:  Advanced Standing and Regular Standing.  The Advanced Standing program option is designed for students who have a baccalaureate degree in social work (BSW) from a CSWE accredited program and who meet the Advanced Standing program admission requirements.  Those who have substantial work experience in the social work field and/or have completed course work in social work (even a minor) but have not graduated with a BSW, are not eligible for Advanced Standing.   The Advanced Standing program involves 34 credit hours and can be completed in full-time status (three semesters) or part-time status (six semesters). Advanced Standing students begin their studies during the summer semester of the admission year.

The Regular Standing MSW program option is designed for students who do not have a baccalaureate degree in social work from a CSWE accredited program, or who do not meet the other admission requirements for the Advanced Standing program.  The Regular Standing program requires 62 credit hours to earn the MSW degree.  The Regular Standing student can complete the program in full-time status (two calendar years) or part-time status (four calendar years).  Students accepted for admission into the Regular Standing MSW program option begin their studies in the fall.