Program Admission Requirements
In addition to the Graduate School Admission Requirements , all applicants are required to submit satisfactory GRE scores (or evidence of satisfactory completion of a graduate degree from an accredited institution within the previous 5 years), three letters of recommendation (at least one academic), supplemental essays and evidence of 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 56-62 credit hours of graduate coursework and includes 1,080 field practicum contact hours. The total number of required credit hours depends on whether the student qualifies to take and successfully passes 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 on requirements for program continuation, professional and technical standards, and program suspension, and termination refer to the Social Work program’s web site at the College of Health and Human Sciences.
Completion of the following coursework and successful performance in the field practicums are required for graduation. Students must successfully complete the first (foundation) year courses 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 596, SOCW 627, SOCW 662, SOCW 664, SOCW 673, SOCW 686, and SOCW 687.