Program Admission Requirements
In addition to the Graduate School Admission Requirements , all applicants are required to submit satisfactory GRE scores, three letters of recommendation (at least one academic), completed supplemental essays and have adequate undergraduate preparation (18 semester hours) with a range of studies in the liberal arts, humanities, physical sciences, diversity, and behavioral sciences. Some Human Services related experience, including volunteer work is also required. Students must be accepted into the MSW program to enroll in the required MSW courses.
The Master of Social Work degree program prepares graduates for advanced generalist practice as social work practitioners, consultants, supervisors, administrators, and other leadership roles in their communities. The two-year program requires 54-60 hours of graduate coursework including 960 field practicum hours. The total number of required hours depends on whether the student qualifies to take and successfully pass waiver exams for SOCW 534 and 535.
In addition to the academic requirements, students are expected to adhere to the technical and professional standards of the program. For the most up to date information regarding these standards, program suspension, and termination refer to the program’s web site at the College of Health and Human Sciences.
Completion of the following coursework and successful performance in the field practicum are required for graduation. Students must complete the first (foundation) year before enrolling in second (concentration) year courses. Required courses include SOCW 504, SOCW 534, SOCW 535, SOCW 551, SOCW 553, SOCW 562, SOCW 564, SOCW 586, SOCW 627, SOCW 635, SOCW 664, SOCW 673, SOCW 686, and SOCW 687.