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Social Work (MSW)

Ensure community well-being.

Improve the quality of life of individuals, families, couples, groups and communities through research, policy, community organizing, direct practice, crisis intervention and teaching. Social workers focus on those affected by social disadvantages such as poverty, mental and physical illness or disability and social injustice, including violations of their civil liberties and human rights.

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The Master of Social Work degree program 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 Traditional MSW Program

  • Face-to-face, part-time program in Panama City offered as needed to meet demands of the local community.
  • All cohorts begin in the Fall semester.
  • Deadline to apply is July 1.
  • Apply today! Application fees will be waived for all 2018 applications.
  • If enrollment goals are not met, accepted students could be deferred to the Tallahassee online MSW program.
  • Questions about the Traditional MSW Program at FSU Panama City? Please contact Dr. Gerri Goldman at ggoldman@pc.fsu.edu or 850-770-2240.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a field other than Social Work or a BSW from a program which is not accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
  • A GPA of at least 3.0 in upper-division courses on the undergraduate level.
  • Official GRE scores.
  • Official transcripts from each college or University attended.  Request transcripts to be sent to: Florida State University, Office of Admissions, 282 Champions Way, P.O. Box 3062400, Tallahassee, FL 32306-2400.
  • Apply Now (FSU Panama City will waive application fees).

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • The degree is awarded upon completion of a minimum of 61 semester hours, including 39 hours of on-campus instruction and 22 hours of field instruction.

Florida State University expects graduate students to maintain a 3.0 GPA in course work and a grader of “S” in each field instruction course.

MSW Traditional (9-term) Part-time Program of Studies Panama City Campus (Clinical Concentration only)

  • SOW 5105 (3) Human Behavior and the Social Environment
  • SOW 5xxx (3) Elective
  • SOW 5235 (3) Policies and Programs in Social Services
  • SOW 5404 (3) Introduction to Social Work Research
  • SOW 5308 (3) Social Work Practice
  • SOW 5335 (3) Theories and Models of Social Work Practice
  • SOW 5432 (3) Evaluation of Social Work Practice
  • SOW 5532 (3) Graduate Field Instruction IA
  • SOW 5532 (3) Graduate Field Instruction I B
  • SOW 5125 (3) Psychopathology in Clinical Practice
  • SOW 5xxx (3) Elective
  • SOW 5367 (3) Theories and Practice of Crisis Intervention
  • SOW 5xxx (3) Elective
  • SOW 5xxx (3) Elective
  • SOW 5535 (6) (#) Graduate Field Instruction II A
  • SOW 5369 (3) (#) Integrative Seminar in Advanced Social Work Practice
  • SOW 5535 (6) Graduate Field Instruction II B
  • TOTAL CREDITS TO GRADUATE 61
  • (#) These two courses are to be taken together after all other course work has been completed successfully.

The Advanced Standing MSW Program (currently online only for Panama City-based students)

  • Online program option for students who already have a BSW from an CSWE-accredited college to advance to the MSW degree.
  • Students can apply and enroll to join the program at any semester during the year.
    • Application Deadline for starting Summer semester: March 1
    • Application Deadline for starting Fall semester: June 1
    • Application Deadline for starting Spring semester: October 1
  • Questions about the Advanced Standing MSW Program at FSU Panama City? Please contact Dr. Gerri Goldman at ggoldman@pc.fsu.edu or 850-770-2240.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • A BSW from a CSWE-accredited college or university.
  • A GPA of at least 3.0 in upper-division courses on the undergraduate level.
  • Official GRE scores.
  • Apply online  and pay $30 application fee online.
  • Official transcripts from each college or University attended.  Request transcripts to be sent to: Florida State University Graduate Admissions, P.O. Box 306240, Tallahassee, FL. 32306-2400.
  • A copy of your final Field Evaluation must be sent to:  College of Social Work Admissions, Florida State University, UCC2500, Tallahassee, Fl. 32306-2570.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • The degree is awarded upon completion of a minimum of 39 semester hours, including 27 hours of on-campus instruction and 12 hours of field instruction.
  • This program is currently offered only online for Panama City-based students but is available in-person at the Tallahassee campus.

Florida State University expects graduate students to maintain a 3.0 GPA in course work and a grader of “S” in each field instruction course.

MSW Advanced Standing (6-term) Part-time Program of Studies Panama City Campus (Clinical Concentration only)

  • SOW 5125 (3) Psychopathology in Clinical Practice
  • SOW 5432 (3) Evaluation of Social Work Practice
  • SOW 5367 (3) Theories and Practice of Crisis Intervention
  • SOW 5xxx (3) Elective
  • SOW 5xxx (3) Elective
  • SOW 5xxx (3) Elective
  • SOW 5xxx (3) Elective
  • SOW 5xxx (3) Elective
  • SOW 5535 (6) (#) Graduate Field Instruction II A
  • SOW 5369 (3) (# Integrative Seminar in Advanced Social Work Practice
  • SOW 5535 (6) Graduate Field Instruction II B
  • Total Credits to graduate 39
  • (#) These two courses are to be taken together after all other course work has been completed successfully.
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