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Social workers want to improve the lives of others and make a real difference in their own communities and throughout the globe. A Master's in Social Work from UWF will expand your career as a world changer.

Why Social Work at UWF?

Our affordable program can be completed face-to-face or fully online.

Students will work with experienced and caring faculty boasting a range of expertise in both clinical practice and theoretical research. Most are licensed clinical social workers and have extensive practice experience.

Program flexibility allows students to tailor the program to meet their educational needs. The program enjoys strong relationships with placement agencies throughout the region, including areas that focus on child welfare, corrections, developmental disabilities, domestic violence/crisis intervention, family services, gerontology, health care, housing services, mental health, military, public assistance/public welfare, rehabilitation, schools and substance abuse.


What You Will Learn

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The University of West Florida’s MSW curriculum provides a strong theoretical foundation complemented by field work that prepares graduates for a variety of social work settings. The field instruction component of the curriculum offers students the opportunity to put their classroom learning into practice while under close professional supervision.

The program offers both fast-track and traditional options, allowing those who hold a bachelor of social work to matriculate through the Advanced Standing track, while students who do not hold a BSW may choose the Traditional track to complete necessary foundational coursework.

This program meets educational course requirements for licensure as a clinical social worker in the state of Florida and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. 

UWF programs offered at the Pensacola campus or UWF Emerald Coast may require online courses. Please discuss the program requirements and planning with your academic advisor.

Interested in our online program?

Visit UWF Online to learn more about the online MSW program.

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