Master of Social Work

Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)

M.S.W. is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and is designed to prepare students for a career in professional social work practice. The advanced generalist curriculum provides students with the knowledge, values, ethics, and skills to engage in multi-level practice with individuals, families, organizations and communities.

Students may choose to complete their graduate work in the way that best fits their personal needs. They may choose the on-campus full-time (2-year) or part time (3- or 4- year) program at Valdosta State University. In this program, they attend night classes that begin each evening at 5:00 p.m. Students who choose to enroll in the web-based, hybrid program attend classes for five intensive weekends each semester, and complete the remainder of their coursework on-line. This combination of intensive face-to-face classes and web-based coursework has proven to be a popular program among students who work full-time or who live at a considerable distance from campus.

Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) Advanced Standing

M.S.W. is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and is designed to prepare students for a career in professional social work practice. The advanced generalist curriculum provides students with the knowledge, values, ethics, and skills to engage in multi-level practice with individuals, families, organizations and communities.

Students who have received a Bachelor of Social Work degree within the last five years from a CSWE-accredited program and who meet the MSW admission requirements may apply for Advanced Standing status. Advanced Standing students must complete 33 semester hours and one field practicum over a one-year period for the MSW degree. Advanced Standing students may apply to the web hybrid or traditional cohorts, but space is limited.