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MSW Program Student Handbook 2016-2017

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 38th among 217 advanced social work degree programs in the country.

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

The MSW program offers two concentration areas:

Program Options

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

    Extended-Time MSW Program (formerly the Part-Time MSW 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 program, contact Dr. David Okech at Direct all questions regarding admission to the MSW program to Dr. Leon Banks at or (706) 542- 5428. Plan to attend an information session or come see us.