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M.S.W. in Social Work


The M.S.W. is a professional degree that prepares students to work with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities in clinical settings. Students pursue either a regular track or advanced standing track, depending on their education.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements (regular standing program)

In addition to meeting regular Graduate School requirements of a bachelor's degree and completed online application, students seeking regular admission to the Master of Social Work program must meet or submit the following:

Application deadline: April 1

Admission Requirements (advanced standing program)

In addition to the requirements for regular admission, students seeking admission to the advanced standing program for the Master of Social Work must meet the following:

Application deadline for advanced standing is Jan. 15.

Minimum Total Credit Hours: 36

Goals/Mission Statement

To prepare competent and ethical clinical social workers, for scientific inquiry, who are leaders committed to diversity, social and economic justice, and the enrichment of the quality of life, with systems of all sizes, at every level of society.

General Education Requirements

Completion of the following liberal arts courses: English composition, history, political science, statistics, psychology, sociology, human biology, and 9 hours of electives in the social or behavioral sciences.

Course Requirements

Students must complete the requirements for either the regular track or advanced placement track.


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