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 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.

Starting Summer 2020, these three specializations will be combined and our MSW will become an integrated clinical program. Students who start their MSW degree in or after the Summer 2020 semester will enroll in this integrated clinical program. Students who have enrolled in one of these specializations prior to Summer 2020 will complete their degree in that specialization. As a part of our ongoing high-quality education in social work, community- and clinical-focused electives will continue to be available for all MSW students to take.

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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 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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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
  • 3 starts per year
  • Specializations: Clinical Practice, Community Practice, or Integrated Practice
  • 20 courses
  • Two field practicums, 560 hours each

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.

 

Call or email to speak to an enrollment counselor:

(877) 863-6791
socialworkonline@une.edu