Master of Social Work (MSW)
The Department of Social Work offers a master of social work (M.S.W.) degree. For full-time students the program may be completed in two years. A part-time program is offered both in Durham (3 or 4 years) and Manchester (3 years). In addition, two new dual degree masters programs in social work are being offered: Social Work and Kinesiology with a concentration in outdoor education is being offered in which students complete both an M.S.W. and M.S. in two and a half years and a Juris Doctorate Degree (J.D.) and a Master of Social Work Degree (MSW) which can be completed in four years.
The master of social work (M.S.W) degree is also offered online. Students can earn an M.S.W degree online in 28 months. Please visit the MSW Online Program Website for more details.
An M.S.W. candidate must complete 62 credit hours of 800- or 900-level courses including two, two-semester field internships, comprising a total of 1,100 hours in the field. Although a significant portion of the curriculum is required, students will be able to complete three elective courses. At least one of these must be taken from among Department of Social Work course offerings. Internships will have a concentration in Advanced Generalist social work practice.
Advanced Standing Students:
Advanced Standing students complete a minimum of 35 credits for graduation. This includes a 10-week summer practicum and seminar, which students must take prior to their advanced practice and field placement. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the coordinator of graduate admissions in the department office.
Dual Degree Students:
Dual degree students in Social Work and Kinesiology complete a minimum of 77 credits for graduation. This includes two internships, one during their first year of study and a second specialized internship during the summer after their second year. Students take classes simultaneously in both social work and kinesiology and are required to also complete an advanced research project which is supervised by faculty in the social work and outdoor education program in kinesiology.
Admission Requirements, click here.
The Department of Social Work also offers two Graduate Certificate Programs: (1) Leadership in Intellectual and Developmental Disability (2) Substance Use Disorders
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