Master Degree in Social Work
Both are part-time cohorts that include in classroom experience two weekends per semester and online instruction.
The GRE is not required.
Due to the university accreditation by the Council of Social Work Education , only courses from a CSWE-accredited Master of Social Work program have the potential to be transferred.
CSU Online is a branch of CSU Extended Campus
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Online Master of Social Work
However, the university recommend submitting their application as soon as possible.
Students in the Standard and MSW for Human Service Professionals paths have two opportunities to begin the Online MSW program each year: Fall or Spring.
GPA of 3.0 or better on a four-point scale in all social work courses
Students are not required to take the GRE for admission to the program.
Professional resume — preferred but not required
No GRE is required for admission.
The online Master of Social Work does not accept international students.
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Online Master of Science in Social Work
Due to the high demand for this program, the university encourage all candidates to submit their application as early as possible in order to be considered for the next available term/start.
The online Master of Science in Social Work is designed for the next generation of social workers, preparing them to promote social justice and be positive change agents in their community and the fast-growing field of social work.
Complete this degree on their own time through fully online coursework and learning resources.
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Skip the GRE – not required for admission.
Learn in a flexible and convenient format, 100% online.
Applicant can join the MSSW online in either Advanced or Regular Standing program, depending on previous academic career.
Priority deadline for Summer and Fall
Use the MSSW Application Checklist for specific instructions on everything applicant must submit with their MSSW application.
Because the university program is highly competitive, the university encourage applicant to submit their online application as soon as possible. Applicant can continue to gather the other required materials and submit before the deadline. Spaces are limited and the online program often fills up before deadline. Strong applications submitted after the deadline may be considered by the Admissions Committee on a case-by-case basis, only as space allows.
Applicant must submit ALL items on the application checklist before the deadline for their application to be considered complete.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: January 31 - May 15
This course focuses on the application of advanced theory, knowledge and skills covered in the advanced level curriculum.
Students learn integration strategies and practice skills rooted in solution oriented, cognitive, behavioral, systematic approaches to promote change at multiple levels of social systems using a case based learning approach.
It provides students with an opportunity to integrate the theoretical knowledge that they are learning in the classroom with practical experiences in their field placements.
The main purpose of this course offering is to prepare master's level social workers for effective practice with person experiencing terminal illness as patients, families or caregivers and persons coping with grief and loss across the life span.
SW 647 Psychosocial Practice in Oncology: Interpersonal Practice This course focuses on learning and applying clinical competencies in the psychosocial care of cancer patients and their families.
Students will broaden their knowledge of basic spiritual and religious doctrines and principles and analyze their application to social work by applying this knowledge within various social work settings.
The Mental Health online specialization delivers the necessary preparation and knowledge for anyone considering entering the mental health field as a social worker.
The Military Social Work online specialization prepares students to support active-duty service members, veterans and their families. Coursework focuses on theoretical perspectives and policy implications relevant to these groups, as well as programs and application of interventions to ameliorate them.
Coursework emphasizes application of clinical skills across the cancer continuum. Graduates of this specialization receive a Certificate in Psychosocial Oncology in tandem with their master’s degree.
A Masters of Social Work and a Master of Science in Social Work have similar required coursework as mandated by the accrediting body, the Council on Social Work Education
MSSW online students may specialize in: Psychosocial Oncology, Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Counseling, Military Social Work or Gerontology. There are also many other electives offered online and most Kent MSSW students do not specialize.
Whether or not a graduate chooses to acknowledge their specialization on their resume is entirely optional. Students typically list their practicum placements on their resume, but whether or not to highlight the electives taken is up to the graduate.
Dual degrees are not available to online MSSW students.
Thus, applicant must be supervised in their practicum by a social worker with a master’s degree in social work from an accredited program, and a minimum of two years of post-masters experience.
In a practicum, students will be supervised by someone with a master’s degree in social work from an accredited program and with a minimum of two years of post-master’s experience.
Students already enrolled and attending classes in the fully online program must submit their practicum application no later than January 30 preceding the Fall semester start of the practicum.
The requirements for practicum remain the same for students participating in the fully online program just as for the students in the on-campus program.
In the master’s program, there is no field seminar or campus-based class for the practicum.
Accreditation requires that students be supervised by someone with a master’s degree in social work from an accredited program, with a minimum of two years post-master’s experience.
The practicum provides the opportunities to do that simultaneously, while learning the various social work theories.
Their resume should reflect the depth and breath of their paid and volunteer experiences. And remember, applicant are not limited to one or two pages for the length of their resume as in the business world. Do remember to give a copy of their resume to each agency supervisor with whom applicant interview for a prospective practicum.
Paying by check delays their application by 8 days.
Review the specific deadlines for the Regular 60-hour and the Advanced Standing 30-hour programs on the MSSW Application Checklist
From the time the application is complete, the process usually takes 6-8 weeks.
The GRE is not required for admission.