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Master of Social Work (MSW)

Developed in collaboration with the School of Social Work on the Seattle campus, the UW Tacoma Master of Social Work (MSW) program prepares learners for advanced and specialized practice as providers of social services and includes a combination of field experience and classroom learning. The MSW is considered the terminal degree in the social work profession.

Content and coursework in the MSW program will prepare graduates to function in professional social work positions in a wide variety of settings, including health care agencies, child and family services, public social service organizations and the criminal justice system. Students may also complete the Washington state requirements for K-12 School Social Worker Certification.

The advanced curriculum provides an in-depth education through the classroom and practicum, to prepare graduates for advanced, specialized practice. Topics include applied research, social policy and advanced content in social work practice models and methods. 

The details

Degree: Master of social work

Offered by: Social Work

Credits required to complete: 75

Application deadlines:
Autumn – March 1
Winter — June 30 (Advanced Standing only)

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