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Graduation Requirements

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Requirements for Graduation

MSW students must complete a total of at least sixty (60) credit hours to graduate. Advanced standing students must complete at least forty (40) credit hours.

MSW students planning to graduate are required to submit two forms to the Graduate School by the deadline date. These dates may be found on the Graduate School web site at http://grad.uga.edu/index.php/current-students/important-dates-deadlines/. Please note that the deadlines are strictly enforced! Submitting your program of study form or failing to apply for graduation after the deadline will result in a $50 late fee. Additional information may be found on the Graduate School website under Current Students.

Forms Necessary for Graduation

  1. Program of Study (Non-Doctoral Professional Degrees)

    http://grad.uga.edu/index.php/current-students/forms/
    The Program of Study form should be filled out at the beginning of your last semester. This form contains your complete program of study.

  2. Application for Graduation - submit online at the beginning of your last semester.

    MSW students apply for graduation in Athena. Please note - if you are in a certificate program, you must apply to graduate from that program as well.

Alumni Association

School of Social Work alumni are a diverse and strong network of individuals in the social work field who remain linked to the after graduation through the School’s Facebook page, Empower newsletter, Connect magazine, and the UGA Alumni Association. Upon graduation you will join these talented professionals and be contacted by our Alumni Association for updates, surveys, events, etc. Please keep in touch and let us know what you are doing!