The Master of Social Work (MSW) program was granted full initial accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Commission on Accreditation (COA) at the February 2016 meeting.
Graduates who complete the social work master’s degree will understand and be able to implement the 10 Core Competencies of Advanced Social Work Practice (Council on Social Work Education, 2008). The mastery of the competencies will be assessed by the delivery of measurable practice behaviors that are reflected in coursework as well as in the field education setting. Students also plan, implement, evaluate and disseminate the results of their individualized Integrative Seminar Project (ISP), which is developed in collaboration with faculty and community agency partners.
* Currently, this program is not offered online.
Students will be admitted either as “Advanced Standing” or “Regular Study.” Advanced Standing students will have graduated from a CSWE accredited BSW program with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Advanced standing students will be expected to complete (or successfully test out of) a three credit “Bridging Course” offered the summer before classes begin in the fall. Regular Study students will have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and will have earned a GPA of 3.0 or higher.