The Master of Social Work (MSW) degree at Kennesaw State University in Georgia will provide you the skills and knowledge needed to become an innovative social worker who facilitates and enhances the well-being of individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
The Master of Social Work (MSW) degree is designed to prepare you for entry-level professional practice in social work. Upon graduation, you will be eligible to take the Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW) exam. You may also pursue further clinical supervision requirements to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
The KSU social work degree offers a full-time program of study with a focus on clinical social work practice. The program consists of four academic semesters (two years) of 60 credit hours, with 48 of these credit hours spent in the classroom and 12 in supervised field practicum sites located throughout the Atlanta area. It should be noted that the MSW Program does not offer advanced standing.
Clinical Field Practicum
You will be required to complete a clinical field practicum at an agency site approved by the department. First-year students in the full-time program of study spend two full days in a field practicum setting, and second-year students in the full-time program of study spend three full days in a field practicum setting.
The Master of Social Work degree enables you to make informed, evidence-based decisions regarding best practices in responding compassionately and ethically to diverse human needs through psychotherapy, family counseling, and case management.
The KSU MSW degree is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), supports quality social work education and provides opportunities for leadership and professional development to enable social workers to play a central role in achieving social and economic justice goals. The Council recognizes CSWE’s Commission on Accreditation for Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in the United States.
The following are requirements beyond the Graduate Admissions requirements.
Admissions Criteria for Unique Cases
Students classified as non-degree students are not permitted to enroll in the Master of Social Work program. They may, however, register for individual courses with approved overrides.Apply now
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The social work degree will prepare you for a wide array of career paths to choose from, including clinical and nonclinical, such as: