The M.S.W. prepares students for ethical, competent, independent social work practice. The program focus is Clinical/Community Practice with individuals, families, groups and communities. The M.S.W. program of study is designed to meet the course requirements of those students who wish to pursue a clinical social work license in Florida and to meet the diverse needs of the local community (e.g., rural, small town, metropolitan and economically disadvantaged service areas).
In addition to the University graduate admission requirements described in the Graduate Admissions section of the catalog, the department bases decisions for regular admission on a holistic review of credentials in which the criteria listed in the admission checklist (see right-side column) are used to assess the potential success of each applicant.