The Master of Social Work (MSW) program prepares students for advanced social work practice. The program educates students for community-based clinical social work practice with individuals, families, and groups. The MSW program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
The program offers multiple tracks to allow students to progress through the required MSW curriculum on either a full-time or part-time plan of study. The Full-Time Traditional Track and Part-Time Traditional Track are available for students who do not have a BSW degree. The Full-Time Advanced Standing Track and the Part-Time Advanced Standing Track are available for students who have completed a BSW degree from a CSWE-accredited program within the last six years. More information on the plans of study and requirements for each track is given in the individual track descriptions. Please scroll to the bottom of this page for further details on these Tracks.
Social Work (MSW) may be completed fully online, although not all elective options or program prerequisites may be offered online. Newly admitted students choosing to complete this program exclusively via UCF online classes may enroll with a reduction in campus-based fees. Students who apply for admission to the online part-time tracks will not be permitted to switch to the on-campus, traditional tracks and students who apply for admission to the on-campus, traditional tracks will not be permitted to switch to the online part-time tracks.
The curriculum draws from a generalist perspective and emphasizes critical thinking skills, empirically based accountable practice, and ethical services for clients experiencing a wide range of problems. Students learn preventive and therapeutic interventions aimed at enhancing human functioning and quality of life. Graduates of the program will have the ability to work with diverse clients in a variety of agency settings.
This program has potential ties to professional licensure or certification in the field. For more information on how this program may prepare students in that regard, please visit https://apq.ucf.edu/files/Licensure-Disclosure-CHPS-Social-Work-MSW.pdf.
The MSW program strives to educate students to become successful practitioners in the field of clinical social work. To that end, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics is re-enforced throughout the academic curriculum. Students who violate the NASW Code of Ethics may be subject to academic sanctions or dismissed from the program.
- AIDS Counselor
- AIDS Social Worker
- Child Abuse Worker
- Child and Family Counselor
- Community Mental Health Social Worker
- Correctional Treatment Specialist
- Criminal Justice Social Worker
- Family Service Caseworker
- Geriatric Social Work Professor
- Grief Counselor
- HIV Counselor
- Healthcare Social Worker
- Hospital Social Worker
- Nephrology Social Worker
- Parole Agent
- Probation Officer
- Public Health Social Worker
- Social Service Director
- Youth Program Director
- and Family Social Worker