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Social Work (MSW) program

Program faculty

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Gerri Goldman, PhD
Holley A-211-F
(850) 770-2240
ggoldman@pc.fsu.edu

Program Description

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 Advanced Standing MSW Program (offered on-campus at FSU Panama City)

  • Full-time, on-campus option for students who already have a BSW from a CSWE-accredited college.
  • Application Deadline for starting Fall semester: June 1
  • Questions about the Advanced Standing MSW Program at FSU Panama City? Please contact Dr. Lisa Johnson at LBJohnson@fsu.edu or 850-770-2265 or Dr. Gerri Goldman at ggoldman@pc.fsu.edu or 850-770-2240.
  • Questions about the MSW admissions process, please contact Dana Debour at ddeboer2@admin.fsu.edu or 850-644-9591.

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.

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 on-campus at FSU Panama City.

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 (4-term) Full-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
  • SOW 5369 (3) (#) Integrative Seminar in Advanced Social Work Practice
  • Total Credits to graduate 39
  • (#) These two courses are to be taken together after all other course work has been completed successfully.

The Traditional MSW Program (Online Only)

  • Online, part-time program.
  • 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
  • Apply today! Application fee is $30.
  • Questions about the Traditional MSW Program contact Dana Debour at ddeboer2@admin.fsu.edu or 850-644-9591.

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 (Application fee of $30 is required).

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 Online only (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 I A
  • 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.
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