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Traditional MSW Program

Program faculty

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Gerri Goldman, PhD
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(850) 770-2240

Program Description

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.

This program is a combination of online and face-to-face classes for students who do not already have a Bachelors of Social Work (BSW) degree. The application deadline is July 1 for starting fall semester. Please contact if you need more information.

Admission Requirements

  • A Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from an accredited college or university.
  • A GPA of at least 3.0 in upper-division courses at the undergraduate level.
  • Have a liberal arts foundation, demonstrated by a liberal arts degree or 36 hours of course work in the following curriculum areas: 
    • Area I: Mathematics (6 hours) 
    • Area II: English (6 hours) 
    • Area III: History/ Social Sciences (6-12 hours) 
    • Area IV: Humanities/ Fine Arts (5-11 hours) 
    • Area V: Natural Science (7 hours)
  • Official GRE scores (waived for fall 2021 and fall 2022)
  • Apply online and pay $30 application fee online.
  • Apply to the College of Social Work
    • Statement of Purpose
    • References (3)
    • Resume
  • Official transcripts from each college or University attended.  Request transcripts to be sent to:
  • Florida State University
  • Office of Graduate Admissions
    222 S. Copeland Street
    314 Westcott Building
    Tallahassee, FL. 32306-1410
  • Electronic transcripts to:

**If you graduated from FSU your transcripts are on file with the University. You do not need to request that a copy be sent.

MSW Traditional Program of Studies (Clinical Concentration only)

  • SOW 5034 (3) The Social Work Profession
  • SOW 5103 (3) Human Behavior and the Social Environment
  • SOW 5308 (3) Social Work Practice
  • SOW 5235 (3) Policies and Programs in Social Services
  • SOW 5324 (3) Social Work Practice with Groups and Communities
  • SOW 5404 (3) Introduction to Social Work Research
  • SOW 5125 (3) Psychopathology in Clinical Practice
  • SOW 5432 (3) Evaluation of Social Work Practice
  • SOW 5807 (3) Clinical Practice
  • SOW 5xxx (3) Elective
  • SOW 5xxx (3) Elective
  • SOW 5xxx (3) Elective
  • SOW 5532 (10) Graduate Field Instruction I
  • SOW 5535 (12) (#) Graduate Field Instruction II 
  • SOW 5369 (3) (#) Integrative Seminar in Advanced Social Work Practice

(#) These two courses are taken together after all other course work has been completed successfully.

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.

Full Description of Coursework and Application Requirements can be found in the 2020-2021 MSW Bulletin

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