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

The MSW Student Handbook

The MSW Student Handbook is provided to all new students at the MSW Student Orientation and is intended to be a working document.  It is the result of the contribution of administrators, faculty, staff, field instructors, community organizers, and students.  It is designed to help MSW students understand the MSW program, its structure, and its curriculum, as well as give you helpful information about our policies and procedures.  Please use your handbook as a reference tool throughout your years with us or as an introduction to the program is you are considering applying to the program. While every reasonable effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the content, please recognize that certain policies and procedures may change, as conditions demand. Upon admission into the program, each student receives the most up-to-date handbook.

You will soon find that graduate education for advanced professional social work practice is unlike undergraduate study, and is unlike most other professional graduate programs, as well.  The experience a new MSW student embarks on is very structured. The information provided in the handbook may help you understand why this is so. Our goal in developing the Handbook is to:

  1. Provide a brief historical overview of the MSW program at Florida A&M University (FAMU) as a means of connecting you with our roots;
  2. Educate you concerning the broader picture of social work education and the social work accreditation process as a way of enhancing your understanding of our program and curriculum;
  3. Orient you by presenting the structural components of the MSW program and some basic lines of authority and accountability; and
  4. Provide some useful information that will help you become a more informed consumer of your educational experience at FAMU.