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Social Work (MSW)

The Master of Social Work degree program at FSU Panama City is designed to enable students to develop professional practice competence by providing a curriculum that includes social work practice, social policy, knowledge of human behavior and the social environment, research knowledge and experience, and field education.

The program provides quality preparation and experience for advanced practitioners who will work with diverse client systems and problems. Students have the option between full- and part-time traditional MSW programs or an online advanced standing MSW program who already have a BSW from an accredited college.

All cohorts begin in the fall semester. Deadline to apply is June 1.

Earn your master’s degree from one of the nation’s top-ranked and most distinguished graduate programs from the FSU College of Social Work, where you’ll receive a first-rate education and extensive field placement opportunities.

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A Master of Social Work is versatile with many rewarding career options.

 Expanded career options

A master’s degree opens the doors for management possibilities or higher positions in substance abuse, the medical field or mental health.

 Higher salaries

Social workers with a MSW typically earn 25% more than those with a bachelor’s degree.


16% job growth

Overall employment of social workers is projected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations.

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