Master of Social Work Degree Requirements

Review the MSW degree requirements for our Traditional track

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 64 credits total. Click to expand course listings.

Required Coursework for the Traditional Track

SSWO 501Human Behavior & the Social Environment I(Credits: 3)
SSWO 502Human Behavior & the Social Environment II(Credits: 3)
SSWO 503Social Work Research(Credits: 3)
SSWO 504Action Research for Social Work Practice(Credits: 3)
SSWO 505Social Policy and Advocacy(Credits: 3)
SSWO 510Social Work Practice I(Credits: 3)
SSWO 511Social Work Practice II(Credits: 3)
SSWO 520Field Practicum I / Seminar(Credits: 4)
SSWO 522Field Practicum II / Seminar(Credits: 4)
SSWO 552Advanced Clinical Practice I(Credits: 3)
SSWO 553Advanced Clinical Practice II(Credits: 3)
SSWO 565Administration & Supervision(Credits: 3)
SSWO 580Field Practicum III / Seminar(Credits: 4)
SSWO 582Field Practicum IV / Seminar(Credits: 4)
SSWO 585Substance Abuse: A Social Work Perspective(Credits: 3)
SSWO 597Advanced Psychological Assessment(Credits: 3)
 Three electives 



SSWO 564Program Dev & Community Practice(Credits: 4)
SSWO 571SW Practice w/ Groups(Credits: 4)
SSWO 585Substance Abuse: A Social Work Perspective(Credits: 4)
SSWO 607SW Practice w/ LGBTQ Individuals, Families, and Groups(Credits: 4)
SSWO 611Social Work Practice and Intimate Partner Violence(Credits: 4)
SSWO 613Advanced Trauma-Based Practice(Credits: 4)
SSWO 618Homelessness and Social Work(Credits: 4)
SSWO 627Pyschopharmacology: Drugs / Behavior(Credits: 4)
SSWO 628Use of Creative Arts in Social Work Practice(Credits: 4)
SSWO 633Social Work Practice with Child, Adolescent, Parent(Credits: 4)
SSWO 635Aging and Health(Credits: 4)
SSWO 642Narrative Therapy(Credits: 4)
SSWO 650Trauma Informed Theory/Practice(Credits: 4)
SSWO 657SW Practice w/ Military and Family(Credits: 4)
SSWO 670Grief, Loss, Death and Dying in Social Work(Credits: 4)
SSWO 673Social Work and the Law(Credits: 4)
SSWO 685Comm Organizing/Comm Building(Credits: 4)


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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

MSW Degree – Traditional Track Highlights

  • 64 credits
  • 6 starts per year
  • 20 courses
  • 2 field practicums:
    • 400 hours in the generalist year
    • 500 hours in the specialization year

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 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.



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