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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

Advising and Degree Planning

Incoming students are provided with a degree plan that shows the enrollment model for each semester. Since the MSW program is very structured, all published prerequisites must be met and courses must be completed in their correct sequence. Students who enroll in courses for which they have not met the prerequisites will be dropped from those courses. Students are cautioned against deviating from the official degree plan, as this can result in substantial delays of a year or more in completing the program due to the sequential nature of the MSW program. Students are reminded that C.S.W.E. mandates that all requirements for the MSW degree must be completed within four (4) years of beginning the MSW program.

When students are admitted to the MSW program, they are appointed an MSW faculty advisor who assists them in degree planning, career planning and other academic and professional concerns. Students are strongly encouraged to make an appointment to meet with their MSW faculty advisor no less than two times per semester to review their academic and professional performance. Students meet with their advisors to discuss, select, and receive approval for courses, particularly electives, to ensure that the courses selected will enhance their learning experiences and further their professional development.