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 II
        (207) 221-4955 | lboland@une.edu

        Laurie is dedicated to the Master of Social Work program.

      • Maria Lorello

        Maria Lorello

        Enrollment Counselor
        (207) 221-4974 | mlorello@une.edu

        Maria is dedicated to the Master of Social Work program.

      • Mollie Kaubrys

        Mollie Kaubrys

        Enrollment Counselor
        (207) 221-4923 | mkaubrys@une.edu

        Mollie is dedicated to the Master of Social Work program.

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