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MSW Program Student Handbook 2017-2018

MSW Program

Program Overview

The UGA School of Social Work has been preparing students for challenging and rewarding careers in social work for more than four decades. We opened our doors in 1964 with eight professors, 24 students, and one graduate degree program. Today our School has over 30 faculty members and a student body numbering over 600. It is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education to award the Master of Social Work (MSW) degree.

The School has policies and procedures unique to its functioning within the University of Georgia (UGA). The MSW Handbook contains information, policies, and procedures pertinent to the MSW program. The Field Handbook provides additional information pertaining to the requirements for our experiential field education. All Master of Social Work students should be familiar with both handbooks.

The School of Social Work offers the following four degrees:

  • Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
  • Master of Social Work (MSW)
  • Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management and Leadership (MA MNL)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Dual master degrees are offered in public health (MSW/MPH), law (MSW/JD) and divinity (MSW/MDiv). The MSW/MDiv dual degree is offered in collaboration with Emory University.

A number of graduate certificates are also available to MSW students including the Marriage and Family Therapy Certificate, the Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership, and the Certificate in Gerontology.