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Department of Social Work

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Phone  (850)599-3456
Fax  (850)599-3215

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

Academic Advising

Upon admission to the MSW program, students are assigned a Graduate Faculty Advisor.  Professional social work advisement orients students and assists them in assessing their aptitude and motivation for a career in social work, allows for early and periodic evaluation of academic and professional performance, guides students in selecting areas of course work, and assesses with students the field setting that best meets their educational needs and career objectives.  In compliance with CSWE accreditation standards, all Graduate Faculty Advisors are full time, permanent faculty whose educational credentials include either a master’s degree in social work or a baccalaureate degree in social work plus a social work doctorate.  Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor at least twice per semester to discuss their academic and professional needs.  The list of all MSW students and their assigned faculty member is distributed to students at MSW Student Orientation and is posted on the graduate bulletin board located in the Social Work Department.  Faculty office hours are posted for each faculty member.  Students unable to meet with their faculty advisor during specified office hours must make arrangements to meet at a time that is convenient for both the student and the faculty advisor.  Students with additional questions or concerns regarding academic advising may contact the MSW Program Director.