Master of Social Work Degree Requirements

Review the MSW degree requirements for our Traditional Track option

*Please review the UNE Aca­d­e­m­ic Cat­a­log for the full and most up-to-date MSW degree course descrip­tions and pro­gram infor­ma­tion

All Mas­ter of Social Work (MSW) stu­dents under the tra­di­tion­al track are required to com­plete 32 cred­it hours of Gen­er­al­ist course­work as well as 32 cred­it hours of course­work from their select­ed spe­cial­iza­tion: Clin­i­cal Prac­tice, Com­mu­ni­ty Prac­tice, or Inte­grat­ed Prac­tice. 

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Gen­er­al­ist Cours­es
Course # Course Title Cred­it Hours
SSWO 501 Human Behav­ior & the Social Envi­ron­ment I 3
SSWO 502 Human Behav­ior & the Social Envi­ron­ment II 3
SSWO 503 Social Work Research I 3
SSWO 504 Social Work Research II 3
SSWO 505 Social Wel­fare Pol­i­cy and Pro­grams I 3
SSWO 506 Social Wel­fare Pol­i­cy and Pro­grams II 3
SSWO 510 Social Work Prac­tice I 3
SSWO 511 Social Work Prac­tice II 3
SSWO 520 Field Practicum I/Seminar 4
SSWO 522 Field Practicum II/Seminar 4
Total Cred­it Hours 32
Clin­i­cal Prac­tice Spe­cial­iza­tion Cours­es
Course # Course Title Cred­it Hours
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 32
Com­mu­ni­ty Prac­tice Spe­cial­iza­tion Cours­es
Course # Course Title Cred­it Hours
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 32
Inte­grat­ed Prac­tice Spe­cial­iza­tion Cours­es
Course # Course Title Cred­it Hours
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 32
*For licen­sure pur­pos­es, these elec­tives must be clin­i­cal prac­tice cours­es

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MSW Degree — Traditional Track Highlights

  • 64 cred­its
  • 3 starts per year
  • Spe­cial­iza­tions: Clin­i­cal Prac­tice, Com­mu­ni­ty Prac­tice, or Inte­grat­ed Prac­tice
  • 20 cours­es
  • Two field practicums, each 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 MSW 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 pro­gram.

  • Laurie Boland

    Enroll­ment Coun­selor III
    (207) 221‑4955 | lboland@une.edu

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