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Degree Requirements

Course Requirements 

All candidates for the MSW degree enrolled in the 2-year or the 4-year program must complete 88 credit hours of course work, including 56 credit hours (14 courses) of course work detailed below:

In addition to the requirements listed above, students must select and complete requirements for a concentration, detailed under the "Concentration Requirements" tab of this page.

    MSW 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY is also available as an elective or substitution for some courses.

    ​Notice for Graduates of CSWE-Accredited Baccalaureate Programs

    Every candidate for the MSW degree has to demonstrate competencies in the professional foundation of social work.  For graduates of CSWE-accredited baccalaureate programs, up to 12 credit hours of eligible coursework can be waived if applicants received a grade of ‘B’ or better in corresponding undergraduate courses.  These courses are limited to the following:

    Applicants are assessed at the time of admission. The waivers will not count as graduate credits earned and all students granted course waivers status must meet all other requirements of the program, including a minimum of 76 earned graduate credit hours for degree completion.


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