A Master of Social Work (MSW) prepares professional social workers to advance social justice and to meet the growing human service needs of the university’s service area. The curriculum emphasizes social work practice in the public social services, health, mental health, corrections, and schools. This program is a sixty (60) unit curriculum, accomplished in four (4) semesters in the two-year program or in six (6) semesters for the three-year program. The first courses provide the professional foundation. Graduates are prepared to practice, with sensitivity and competence, with economically and culturally diverse populations. Students are prepared for advanced social work practice skills sufficient for self-critical, accountable, and ultimately autonomous practice.
The MSW degree satisfies the academic preparation requirements for the state regulated social work license (LCSW).