Social work

The Department of Social Work offers the Master of Social Work (M.S.W) program. The curriculum is divided into multiple track options to fit the needs of many different students. An Advanced Standing Option is available for candidates who have earned the B.S.W. degree and meet the criteria for Advanced Standing admission.

Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)

The Department of Social Work is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and is designed to prepare students for a career in professional social work practice. The advanced generalist curriculum provides students with the knowledge, values, ethics, and skills to engage in multi-level practice with individuals, families, organizations and communities.

Students may choose to complete their graduate work in the way that best fits their personal needs. They may choose the on-campus full-time (2-year) or part time (3- or 4- year) program at Valdosta State University. In this program, they attend night classes that begin each evening at 5:00 p.m. Students who choose to enroll in the web-based, hybrid program attend classes for five intensive weekends each semester, and complete the remainder of their coursework on-line. This combination of intensive face-to-face classes and web-based coursework has proven to be a popular program among students who work full-time or who live at a considerable distance from campus.

Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) Advanced Standing

The Department of Social Work is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and is designed to prepare students for a career in professional social work practice. The advanced generalist curriculum provides students with the knowledge, values, ethics, and skills to engage in multi-level practice with individuals, families, organizations and communities.

Students who have received a Bachelor of Social Work degree within the last five years from a CSWE-accredited program and who meet the MSW admission requirements may apply for Advanced Standing status. Advanced Standing students must complete 33 semester hours and one field practicum over a one-year period for the MSW degree. Advanced Standing students may apply to the web hybrid or traditional cohorts, but space is limited.

Department of Social Work