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FIU’s School of Social Work offers two MSW in clinical social work options: a 60-credit Master of Social Work (MSW) as well as an accelerated, advanced standing MSW. Students gain clinical knowledge and experience through classroom and field experience. Students in the 60-credit MSW participate in three internships, including a foundation-level and two advanced clinical. Advanced standing MSW students take part in two advanced clinical internships. All MSW students participate in a licensure preparation course in their last semester of the program at no extra cost.

Master of Social Work (MSW)

We offer a Master of Social Work program specializing in clinical social work. The MSW program is a 60-credit program composed of a 30-credit foundation followed by 30-credits of advanced clinical concentration courses in the second year. The MSW program provides a curriculum which meets the current educational requirements for clinical licensure in Florida.  

Resources

MSW students are urged to meet with their advisor, Kelly Sydnor. To schedule an appointment, please e-mail her at ksydnor@fiu.edu or call 305-348-5841.

Admissions

 

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Fall Semester:             June 1st

Spring Semester:        October 1st

For questions regarding admissions to the MSW program, please contact Gladys Ramos, Admissions Program Assistant, at 305-348-5887 or glramos@fiu.edu.

Master of Social Work (MSW) Advanced Standing Status

We are proud to offer an accelerated clinical social work curriculum that leads to the degree of Master of Social Work. This option is available for applicants who already have a BSW from an accredited social work program and meet the other admission criteria. The MSW program for students with advanced standing status consists of 33-credit hours of advanced clinical concentration courses. The MSW program provides a curriculum which meets the current educational requirements for clinical licensure in Florida.

Resources

MSW students are urged to meet with their advisor, Kelly Sydnor. To schedule an appointment, please contact her at ksydnor@fiu.edu or 305-348-5841.

Admissions

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Fall Semester:             June 1st

Spring Semester:        October 1st

Summer Semester:    March 1st

For questions regarding admissions to the MSW program, please contact Gladys Ramos, Admissions Program Assistant, at 305-348-5887 or glramos@fiu.edu.

Master of Social Work (MSW)/Master of Public Health (MPH)

We are excited to offer the MSW/MPH dual degree, an interdisciplinary, three-year program incorporating knowledge and skills from social work and public health. Students can choose from a concentration in clinical social work and health policy & management or a concentration in clinical social work and health promotion & disease prevention. Graduates from the MSW/MPH program will be able to work and lead in local and state health departments, federal health agencies, managed care organizations, hospitals, community-based organizations, and advocacy agencies. They will be able to provide direct clinical services, serve as program coordinators, administrators, consultants, planners, and advocates.

Resources

Prospective MSW/MPH Students:

For the MPH part of the program, you may select from two concentrations:

Interested students are encouraged to speak with faculty in both the School of Social Work and the Department of Health Policy & Management (HPM) and/or Health Promotion & Disease Prevention (HPDP).

If you have general questions about the dual degree program, please contact the Office of Student and Alumni Affairs at 305-348-7777.

Field Practicum and the MSW/MPH:

Students in the MSW/MPH program will participate in three semesters of field practicum (SOW 5532, SOW 6533, and SOW 6534). The practicum in public health is combined into the social work advanced clinical placement, SOW 6533. While the placement process goes through the School of Social Work’s Office of Field Education, the practicum coordinator for public health is involved in the interviewing and matching of students to ensure that the placement not only meets the needs of a clinical social work internship but also allows the students to meet the competencies for an HPM or HPDP practicum.

Admissions:

  • MSW/MPH Admissions
  • Applicants must apply to and be accepted into each degree program separately to qualify for the combined degree program. At the time of admission, students must notify both programs that they are interested in pursuing the combined degree.For additional information about the MPH application procedures, deadlines, documents, please contact the Public Health Coordinator, Zoraya Arguello, at arguello@fiu.edu or 305-348-4394. For additional information about MSW application procedures, deadlines, documents and pre-requisites, please contact the Admissions Program Assistant, Gladys Ramos, at glramos@fiu.edu or 305-348-5887.

Master of Social Work (MSW) /Master of Public Health (MPH) with Advanced Standing Status

We are excited to offer the MSW/MPH combined degree with Advanced Standing Status, an accelerated interdisciplinary, two-year program for students who already have a BSW from an accredited social work program and have met the other admissions criteria. The combined degree program incorporates knowledge and skills from social work and public health, where students can choose either a concentration in clinical social work and health policy & management or a concentration in clinical social work and health promotion & disease prevention. Graduates from the MSW/MPH program will be able to work and lead in local and state health departments, federal health agencies, managed care organizations, hospitals, community-based organizations, and advocacy agencies. They will be able to provide direct clinical services, serve as program coordinators, administrators, consultants, planners, and advocates.

Resources

For the MPH part of the program, you may select from two concentrations:

Prospective Students

Interested students are encouraged to speak with faculty in both the School of Social Work and the Department of Health Policy & Management (HPM) and/or Health Promotion & Disease Prevention (HPDP).

If you have general questions about the dual degree program, please contact the Office of Student and Alumni Affairs at 305-348-7777.

Field Practicum and the MSW/MPH with Advanced Standing Status:

Students in the MSW/MPH with Advanced Standing Status will participate in two semesters of field practicum (SOW 6533 and SOW 6534). The practicum in public health is combined into the social work advanced clinical placement, SOW 6533. While the placement process goes through the School of Social Work’s Office of Field Education, the practicum coordinator for public health is involved in the interviewing and matching of students to ensure that the placement not only meets the needs of a clinical social work internship but also allows the students to meet the competencies for an HPM or HPDP practicum.

Admissions:

  • MSW/MPH Program Admissions—Advanced Standing
  • Applicants must apply to and be accepted into each degree program separately to qualify for the combined degree program. At the time of admission, students must notify both programs that they are interested in pursuing the combined degree with advanced standing status.For additional information about the MPH application procedures, deadlines, documents, please contact the Public Health Coordinator, Zoraya Arguello, at arguello@fiu.edu or 305-348-4394. For additional information about MSW application procedures, deadlines, documents and pre-requisites, please contact the Admissions Program Assistant, Gladys Ramos, at glramos@fiu.edu or 305-348-5887.

 

Master of Social Work (MSW)/Juris Doctorate (JD)

The MSW/JD is an interdisciplinary program incorporating knowledge and skills from social work and law. The MSW/JD program brings together two complementary disciplines, allowing students to gain knowledge and skills critical to succeeding in areas such as human service administration, public interest law, social work and/or legal practice in child welfare, gerontology or mental health—to name a few. This integration of the two disciplines make graduates attractive candidates in these vital, growing areas. The MSW/JD is a 135-credit program versus 150 credits separately (MSW = 60 credits; JD = 90 credits), allowing for savings in time and money.

Resources

Admissions:

Please note that MSW students with Advanced Standing Status are not eligible for the MSW/JD program. Students must apply separately to the MSW and JD programs:

Applicants must apply to and be accepted into each degree program separately to qualify for the combined degree program.

  • For additional information about MSW application procedures, deadlines, documents and pre-requisites, please contact the Admissions Program Assistant, Gladys Ramos, at glramos@fiu.eduor 305-348-5887.
  • For additional information about the JD application procedures, deadlines, documents, please contact lawadmit@fiu.eduor 305-348-8006.