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Masters of Social Work - Advanced Standing Program Full Time

Saint Leo's M.S.W. courses explore:

  • Social work practices in the military, including issues facing military service members and their families
  • Clinical practice with couples and families, including issues of gender, ethnicity, empowerment and multiculturalism
  • Ethical foundations in social work practice
  • Psychopathology
  • Relationships between the social environment, cultural influences, and emotional and mental health
  • Evidence-based social work research methods, including single case designs, needs assessment, program evaluation, and application of evaluation methods results

Why choose Advanced Standing One Year Program at Saint Leo?

Saint Leo University’s Master of Social Work program is an innovative full-time online program. The M.S.W. program is only available to students who are residents and physically living in the states of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Mississippi, Texas, and Virginia. Classes are attended via webcam allowing face to face interaction in the convenience of your own home. Given the format of this program, students should enter the program knowing that they will have to meet for weekly evening classes (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays) via webcam, be available for week daytime internship hours, attend one weekend seminar on University campus in the summer, and adjust their lives to meet the demands and expectations of this program. Please review the program curriculum outline and all MSW Program information on the Saint Leo website to ensure that you make an informed decision regarding meeting the demands of the program.

The Master of Social Work Program mission is to prepare graduate students for professional advanced practice in becoming leaders through the provision of social work services that promote social and economic justice, and human rights locally, nationally and globally. The program further expects graduates to contribute to the empowerment of people/groups that experience discrimination and oppression.

Graduates are prepared to be leaders in advanced clinical social work practice serving all areas of the population, paying special attention to the increasing aging population, military personnel and the workforce population.

The MSW program offers a one year 32 credit hour program. This is an advanced standing program offered to those who have completed a BSW degree from a CSWE accredited program within the last five years. The one year Advanced Standing program starts each summer. In order to begin the Advanced Standing program, you must apply no later than February 15th each year. If you miss this deadline, you will have to wait until the next summer to begin this program.

The program is sequential and must be taken according to the program outline. Therefore, all students are registered by the program each semester. Assigned class nights and times will vary from semester to semester.

Attendance at a one weekend on-campus seminar is required for all students enrolled in the MSW program.

The Master of Social Work program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

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View the MSW Program Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes

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