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MSW Program

Program Overview

Welcome to the Master of Social Work (MSW) program at the University of Georgia. Students leave our program as competent and creative social workers ready for advanced practice. The MSW program at Georgia is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The U.S. News & World Report ranks our program in the top 50 percent of social work graduate programs nationwide.

We invite motivated and dedicated students who want to work for positive social change to apply to our program.

If you are accepted into the MSW program at UGA, you’ll choose from two concentration areas:

Program Options

    Full-Time Program: a four-semester program that begins each fall; Athens campus

    Part-Time Program: afternoon and evening classes for eight semesters, including summers; UGA Gwinnett Campus

    Advanced Standing Program: three-semester program for recent BSW graduates that begins in the fall and continues through the end of the summer term

    Dual-Degree Programs

For details on course requirements for the above programs, see the Programs of Study section of the MSW Program Student Handbook.

    Certificate Programs:


If you have questions about the MSW program, contact Emma Mattox at or at (706) 542-5421. 

If you have admissions questions, contact the admissions office at (706) 542-5421 or e-mail the MSW admissions coordinator, Dr. Leon Banks, at Plan to attend an information session or come see us. The University of Georgia School of Social Work combines academic excellence and commitment to social justice within a vibrant and friendly atmosphere.