Master of Social Work Degree Requirements

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Traditional Track

  • 64 credits
  • 3 starts per year
  • Focus Areas: 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.

Degree Requirements

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

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  • FOUNDATION 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 CONCENTRATION 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 CONCENTRATION 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 CONCENTRATION 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

Your Social Work Enrollment Counselors

Contact an enrollment counselor to discuss your degree plan or to ask questions about the online Master of Social Work program
  • Laurie Boland

    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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