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

The M.S.W. Curriculum

The MSW curriculum is guided by the Curriculum Policy Statement (CPS) of the Council on Social Work Education, in line with CSWE’s accreditation standards.  This means that all accredited MSW programs will include certain content areas in their curricula, even though an individual department’s mission, philosophy, and objectives remain within their own discretion.  Although various departments may use different terminology, all will have courses in the following curricular areas:  1.) social work practice; 2.) human behavior and the social environment (HBSE); 3.) social welfare policies and programs (SWPP); 4.) social work research; and 5.) field practicum.  The current Curriculum Policy Statement is included in the MSW Student Handbook for your review.  The full manual of CSWE accreditation standards is available for review in the MSW Program Director’s Office.

Students must successfully complete 67 semester credit hours in order to receive the MSW degree.  The curriculum consists of 35 credit hours of foundation courses followed by 32 credits of advanced coursework in community development and administration.