The Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) degree program is designed to prepare students for advanced social work, with an emphasis on community practice. The M.S.W. degree prepares its graduates for work and leadership in broad and varied human service organizations which span child welfare, health and mental health, community planning, family services and the like.
All students are required to complete 88 quarter hour credits; this includes 24 hours of field education. The program can be completed in either a full-time (two years) or part-time (four years) basis. The curriculum consists of foundation (beginning) and concentration (or advanced) content ranging from professional writing, human behavior, social welfare policy, social work research, program evaluation, fund development, and beginning and advanced community practice.