Master of Social Work

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The Master of Social Work program prepares students to develop values, skills and knowledge in advanced clinical social work practice, including:

  • Assessment of vulnerabilities, strengths and resilience in individuals, families and groups in social, cultural and historical contexts
  • Evidence-based and culturally responsive interventions to restore and enhance functioning
  • Advocacy for economic and social justice and human rights
  • Critical and professional use of self for service and social change.

Program Overview


We offer two pathways to an MSW degree:

  • Two-Year MSW (Fall Start)
  • Advanced Standing MSW (10 months, Summer start), designed for BSW graduates from CSWE- accredited baccalaureate social work programs.

Sub-Specialization Options

  • Addictions
  • Medical/Health Social Work
  • Trauma Informed Practice

Cohort Model

Students are situated in a Cohort Model in both the Two Year and Advanced Standing MSW programs.  This model offers a small class size and learning community of diverse students who move through the program together, supporting one another, and fostering academic professional, and personal growth.


The MSW program requires field practicum in the generalist year and the specialization year. Students will be supervised by qualified social workers onsite and guided by program-appointed field liaisons. 

  • Generalist practicum, 448 hours, required of all students in the first year of the 2-Year MSW, 8 hours per day, 2 days per week for 28 weeks 
  • Specialization practicum, 720 hours, required of all students in the second year of the 2-Year MSW program and all students in the 10-month Advanced Standing MSW program, 8 hours per day, 3 days per week for 30 weeks.

Information Sessions

    Social Work