The MSW program requirements include core coursework, generalist and specialist field practicum experiences. The requirements may be completed in the two-year full-time offering, the three- or four-year extended-time offering, or the one-year+ Advanced Standing option. There are additional opportunities for dual degrees as well as certificates. The MSW degree meets all educational requirements leading to licensing as a social worker in Georgia.

Additional information and disclosures regarding state licensure for professional practice in social work can be found at the UGA Licensure Disclosure Portal.

Specialization Year: Students must choose a minimum two of four core courses in their specialization year. These core courses are: Advanced Policy Practice and Analysis (Fall); Community Engagement and Assessment (Fall); Community Organizing and Social Action (Spring); Theory and Management of Nonprofit Organizations (Spring). These four core courses cover three Macro focus areas: (1) Community Organizing and Social Action, (2) Advanced Policy Practice, and (3) Theory and Management of Nonprofit Organizations. Students can also take core courses as their electives.

Integrated / Combined Specialization students must take 2 micro requirements and 2 macro requirements, therefore they only get one elective in the second year in the spring.

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