Standard Program

The M.S.S.W. Standard Program is a 64 credit hour program that can be completed in two years. The first year (foundation year) focuses on generalist practice, providing students with the knowledge and skills necessary for entry level social work practice. During the foundation year, students gain first-hand social work experience by completing a 450 hour field practicum with a community social service agency. 

The second year (advanced year) focuses on advanced generalist concepts in working with systems of various sizes from an evidence-based practice perspective. During the advanced year in addition to conducting independent research for a master's thesis, students will complete a 500 hour field practicum. 

Students who have not completed a B.S.W. from an accredited program will be placed in the M.S.S.W. Standard Program. If you have completed a B.S.W. with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, you may be eligible for Advanced Standing.

Application Deadline:
 Summer 2015
  • Feb. 13, 2015 *Priority Review
  • May 1, 2015

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