The economic downturn and growing elder population are just two reasons social work is one of the fastest-growing professions in the nation–it will grow by 16 percent by 2016, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

UCF is providing a qualified workforce through its part-time and advance-standing Master of Social Work programs in Daytona Beach. Graduates will practice community-based clinical social work in areas such as schools, addictions and substance abuse, health care, children and families, and gerontology.

Students will take two courses a semester (including summer) and attend an evening class once weekly through UCF’s Learning on Demand program, which lets students take courses online, in a classroom or a combination of both.

An information session for the Master of Social Work program will be held on Wednesday, June 3 at noon at UCF Daytona Beach located on 1200 W. International Speedway Boulevard.

For more information, contact Ruth Ann Griggers at or 386.506.4043.