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Social Work (M.S.W.)

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Our Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) degree program prepares students for advanced social work practice.

This degree is offered on-campus and online* and traditionally takes one-to-two years to complete. Our program is built on a advanced generalist practice perspective, and is consistent with expected social work job growth over the next few years. Our M.S.W. is currently in the process of receiving Initial Candidacy status from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Degree

Master of Social Work

Careers

  • Case management positions in hospitals, clinics and social or human service agencies
  • Child, adolescent and family social work
  • Community development and policy
  • Corrections and criminal justice
  • Gerontology and aging
  • Medical social work and public health
  • Mental health and substance abuse counseling
  • School social worker
  • Clinical social worker
  • Social and human service administration
  • Military
  • Forensic

Program Highlights

  • The M.S.W. prepares students for advanced generalist social work practice.

  • Work with experienced practitioners .

Admission Requirements

  • All college and university transcripts
  • GRE not required

Regular Admission Status

  • GPA of 2.75 and higher of undergraduate college coursework from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Current graduate student applicants who seek to transfer and are in good standing with their current academic institution will be accepted unconditionally.

Provisional Admission Status

  • GPA of 2.0 to 2.74 hours of college undergraduate coursework from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Current graduate student applicants who seek to transfer and are in good standing with their current academic institution will be accepted.
  • Must make a 3.00 (on a 4 point scale) G.P.A. during their first semester and maintain a 3.00 G.P.A. once admitted into the MSW program.

Advanced and Traditional standing tracks available based on the following criteria:

Advanced Standing Track Admissions

  • B.S.W. degree from a CSWE-accredited program.
  • Complete the Graduate School and M.S.W. applications
  • ALL OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS sent to the Angelo State University Graduate School
  • No GRE required or additional requirements
  • Acceptance is contingent upon the program’s amount of available space

Traditional Track Admissions

  • Non-B.S.W. degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Complete the Graduate School and M.S.W. applications
  • ALL OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS sent to the Angelo State University Graduate School
  • No GRE required or additional requirements
  • Acceptance is contingent upon the program’s amount of available space

Application Deadlines

M.S.W. Program (U.S. Applicants)
Admission Application Fall 2021
Priority Deadline: March 1
Final Deadline: June 1

M.S.W. Program (International Applicants)
Admission Application Fall 2021
Priority Dates Fall: February 1
Final Deadline: May 1

*Applications remaining incomplete after the final deadline date will be at risk of not being reviewed for admission.

Degree Plan

Advanced Standing Track

Complete 33 semester credit hours in one year.

Fall - 12 Semester Credit Hours
Courses Hours

SWK 6361 Social Work Advanced Practice I - Multidimensional Assessment and Interventions

3
SWK 6363 Advanced Diversity and Multicultural Practice 3
SWK 6365 Advanced Social Work Administration and Management 3
SWK 6385 Advanced Practice in Mental Health 3
Spring - 12 Semester Credit Hours
Courses Hours

SWK 6367 Advanced Research - Program and Practice Evaluation

3
SWK 6369 Social Work Advanced Practice II - Interventions 3
SWK 6373 Social Work Advanced Field Seminar and Practicum I (250 hours) 3
SWK 6383 Advanced Practice with Children and Families 3
Summer - 9 Semester Credit Hours
Courses Hours

SWK 6370 Advanced Policy Analysis and Advocacy

3
SWK 6374 Social Work Advanced Field Seminar and Practicum II (250 hours) 3
SWK 6375 Advanced Integrative Seminar 3

Complete 500 hours of field education taking place over the spring and summer semesters during your one-year degree plan.

Thesis Option: Students will take SWK 6399 (twice) instead of SWK 6367 and 6375. Students must consult with the Social Work program advisor for scheduling these courses before registering for classes.

  • Carr Academic Graduate Scholarships

    Carr Academic Graduate Scholarships are ASU’s premier scholarships for graduate students. Awards are based on undergraduate GPA. Students are considered for the Carr Academic Graduate Scholarship upon their acceptance into the College of Graduate Studies and Research. No application is required.

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