Master of Social Work Degree Requirements

Review the degree requirements for our Advanced Standing Track option

*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 from their selected specialization: Clinical Practice, Community Practice, or Integrated Practice. Click below to view the degree plans for each of these specializations.

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Clinical Practice Specialization Courses
Course # Course Title Credit Hours
SSWO 526 Integrating Clinical/Community Practice Frameworks 3
SSWO 552 Contemporary Theory of SW Practice: Individuals and Families 3
SSWO 553 Advanced Social Work Practice with Families 3
SSWO 565 Administration and Supervision 3
SSWO 597 Advanced Psychosocial Assessment 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
SSWO 580 Field Practicum III/Seminar 4
SSWO 582 Field Practicum IV/Seminar 4
Total Credit Hours 35

Community Practice Specialization Courses
Course # Course Title Credit Hours
SSWO 526 Integrating Clinical/Community Practice Frameworks 3
SSWO 564 Program Dev & Community Practice 3
SSWO 565 Administration and Supervision 3
SSWO 608 Grant Research & Program Writing 3
SSWO 685 Comm Organizing/Comm Building 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
SSWO 580 Field Practicum III/Seminar 4
SSWO 582 Field Practicum IV/Seminar 4
Total Credit Hours 35

Integrated Social Specialization Courses
Course # Course Title Credit Hours
SSWO 526 Integrating Clinical/Community Practice Frameworks 3
SSWO 552 Contemporary Theory of SW Practice: Individuals and Families 3
SSWO 553 Advanced Social Work Practice with Families 3
SSWO 564 Program Dev & Community Practice 3
SSWO 565 Administration and Supervision 3
SSWO 597 Advanced Psychosocial Assessment 3
SSWO 685 Comm Organizing/Comm Building 3
Elective* 3
Elective* 3
SSWO 580 Field Practicum III/Seminar 4
SSWO 582 Field Practicum IV/Seminar 4
Total Credit Hours 35
*For licensure purposes, these electives must be clinical practice courses

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Master of Social Work Degree – Advanced Standing Track Highlights

  • 35 credits
  • 3 starts per year
  • Specializations: Clinical Practice, Community Practice, or Integrated Practice
  • 11 courses
  • One field practicum for 560 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:

State Licensing Requirements (PDF)

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.

 

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