UCF’s graduate program in social work leads to a Master of Social Work (MSW).
The MSW program prepares students for advanced social work practice. This includes community-based clinical social work practice with individuals, families and groups. Graduates of the program have the ability to work with diverse clients in a variety of agency settings.
The part-time MSW program is designed for working professionals. Courses are held one to two evenings per week, depending on courses chosen. Students taking two to three courses per semester, including summer terms. This includes some fully online courses and some mixed online and face-to-face courses.
The mission of the MSW program is to prepare generalist and advanced clinical social work students to become practitioners who promote optimal well-being, human rights, and social and economic justice.
The school focuses on social change from a regional and global perspective with individuals, families, groups, and communities in diverse practice settings through research-informed practice.
Educational Eligibility for LCSW
At this time our program meets the educational eligibility criteria for licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Florida.
We are unable to confirm the licensure and certification requirements of other states not listed above. If you intend to pursue such credentialing in your state or elsewhere, we advise you to contact the applicable state credentialing authority to familiarize yourself with its specific requirements and determine if our program meets its eligibility criteria.
You are welcome to contact Shawn Lawrence, Ph.D., LCSW, the MSW program director, with questions in this regard and we will do our best to assist you in your career planning.
Program of Study
The MSW program in social work prepares graduates for community-based clinical practice and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
The curriculum is organized within five areas:
- Human Behavior and Social Environment
- Social Welfare Policies
- Social Work Practice
The official program of study for the MSW program is available online in the UCF Graduate Catalog.
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The online MSW track is now available for both advanced standing students and those who do not have a Bachelor of Social Work or who earned their BSW more than five years ago. Classes are offered in 7-week terms with enrollment in one class per term.
For information about graduate education at UCF, visit the College of Graduate Studies.