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Degree Requirements

The MSW Program requirements consist of either:

  • a course based option: 10 half-credit (0.5) Social Work core courses
  • a thesis option: 8 half-credit (0.5) Social Work courses, a one-credit (1.0) thesis

The MSW is available on a full-time or part-time basis to students. Qualified BSW graduates may be admitted directly to the five-credit (30 credit hour) MSW program. These curriculum requirements cannot be reduced by advanced placement or transfer credit in relation to any graduate classes taken prior to MSW registration.

Distance students admitted to the MSW program and on-campus students who choose to complete their MSW program on a part-time basis would normally complete the course requirements over a two or three-year period.

For more information, refer to the Registrar's Office Graduate Calendar.