Master of Social Work Degree Requirements

Review the degree requirements for our Advanced Standing track

*Please review the UNE Academic Catalog for the full and most up-to-date Master of Social Work degree course descriptions and program information.

All Master of Social Work (MSW) students in the Advanced Standing track are required to complete 35 credit hours of coursework.

Required Coursework for the Advanced Standing Track

MSW Advanced Standing Track Required Courses
SSWO 526 Integrating Clinical / Community Practice Frameworks (Credits: 3)
SSWO 552 Contemporary Theory of SW Practice: Individuals and Families (Credits: 3)
SSWO 553 Advanced Social Work Practice with Families (Credits: 3)
SSWO 565 Administration & Supervision (Credits: 3)
SSWO 580 Field Practicum III / Seminar (Credits: 4)
SSWO 582 Field Practicum IV / Seminar (Credits: 4)
SSWO 585 Substance Abuse: A Social Work Perspective (Credits: 3)
SSWO 597 Advanced Psychological Assessment (Credits: 3)


MSW Electives
SSWO 564 Program Dev & Community Practice (Credits: 3)
SSWO 608 Grant Research & Program Writing (Credits: 3)
SSWO 610 Social Work in the Political Arena (Credits: 3)
SSWO 611 Social Work Practice and Intimate Partner Violence (Credits: 3)
SSWO 613 Advanced Trauma-Based Practice (Credits: 3)
SSWO 618 Homelessness and Social Work (Credits: 3)
SSWO 627 Pyschopharmacology: Drugs / Behavior (Credits: 3)
SSWO 628 Use of Creative Arts in Social Work Practice (Credits: 3)
SSWO 633 Social Work Practice with Child, Adolescent, Parent (Credits: 3)
SSWO 635 Aging and Health (Credits: 3)
SSWO 642 Narrative Therapy (Credits: 3)
SSWO 652 Motivational Interviewing / Social Work Practice (Credits: 3)
SSWO 670 Grief, Loss, Death and Dying in Social Work (Credits: 3)
SSWO 673 Social Work and the Law (Credits: 3)
SSWO 685 Comm Organizing/Comm Building (Credits: 3)

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Interprofessional Electives

Students also have the option to take electives from our other online graduate programs. A full list of these interprofessional courses can be found here:

Shared Interprofessional Course List

Master of Social Work Degree – Advanced Standing Track Highlights

  • 35 credits
  • 3 starts per year
  • 11 courses
  • One field practicum for 550 hours*

*Our Master of Social Work online program is aligned with State of Maine social work licensing requirements. We encourage you to research the licensing requirements for the state in which you intend to practice.

Questions about the above Master of Social Work degree plans? An enrollment counselor can walk you through the details.

Contact us to discuss your degree plan or to ask any questions about the online Master of Social Work degree program.



If you have any questions about application requirements, the coursework or program requirements, please speak to one of our enrollment counselors at the email or phone number below.