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Department of Social Work
1339 Wahnish Way
300 Banneker Building B
Tallahassee, Florida 32307
 
 

Social Work Transfer Students

Students who transfer to the MSW program at Florida A & M University from another CSWE-accredited graduate program must meet all admissions requirements and have at least a 3.0 (B) average in all graduate social work courses in order to receive transfer credit.  A maximum of 33 hours credit, earned within five years of the student’s enrollment at Florida A & M University’s Department of Social Work, with grades of “B” or above, may be transferred for credit toward the MSW degree.  In addition to the usual application materials, transfer students must also submit an evaluation of first year field performance, course syllabi, a “Statement of Good Standing” from the Dean or Chairperson of their previous program, and a catalog from the institution in which s/he has been enrolled.  Transfer student applications and materials are reviewed by the MSW Program Director in consultation with MSW faculty on a course-by-course basis.

Non-Social Work Transfer Credit

The Department of Social Work recognizes two categories of transfer credit for courses that are taken in disciplines or fields other than social work.
  1. A maximum of six semester hours of graduate credit, earned within five years of the student’s enrollment at Florida A & M University’s Department of Social Work, with grades of “B” (3.0) or better, may be transferred as credit toward the MSW degree’s elective credits, providing they meet the program’s mission and objectives. That is, if a student has taken a series of graduate courses, but did not earn a master’s degree, a maximum of six graduate credit hours may be applied toward the MSW.
  2. A maximum of six semester hours of graduate credit, earned within five years of the student’s enrollment at Florida A & M University’s MSW program, with grades of “B” or better (where 4.0 =  A), may be transferred from an earned master’s degree toward the MSW now in progress.  That is, a student may have earned a master’s degree in a different discipline, and may now wish to apply that credit toward the MSW degree, providing the credits meet the mission and objectives of the MSW program.

In both cases, the student must request consideration of transfer credit with the MSW Program Director after admission to the MSW program.  Students will need to present course outlines and related information in order for the MSW Program Director to evaluate the request.  Request for non-social work transfer credit are evaluated largely on relevance to the student’s present course of study and career objectives, as well as for academic soundness.  The student’s request, accompanied by supporting information and the MSW Program Director’s written recommendation, will be submitted to the Department Chair for final approval.  In all cases, graduate credit from other disciplines must be consistent with the goals and objectives of the MSW program as well as with our accrediting body, the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Graduate credit is not granted for correspondence courses, extension courses, continuing education courses, advanced standing examinations (except as pertaining to advanced graduate standing in the Department of Social Work), life or employment experience, or if an equivalent course offered by Florida A & M University does not warrant graduate credit.