Overview

Please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at graduateadmission@saintmarys.edu for application information!

 

Our unique healthcare forward program offers two tracks for you to choose from, helping you to achieve your specific career goals and widen your employment prospects upon graduation: 

  • Mental Health/Clinical Social Work Specialization
  • Health Specialization

 

Finishing Will Take:

  • 60 credit hours for the two-year MSW
  • 30 credit hours for one-year MSW with Advanced Standing

 

You Can Begin Your Degree In:

Fall 2023

 

You Will Take Classes:

Full-time

  • Two years online for the standard MSW
  • One year online for the MSW with Advanced Standing (BSW from an accredited program required for admission)

Part-time

  • Social Work Program ensures that the part-time MSW Program may be completed in four (4) calendar years

 

The Career Trajectory:

Due to the essential role of social workers, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment of social workers will increase  12% from 2020 to 2030, which makes social work one of the most critical, necessary, and in demand professions.

 

What You Will Learn:

What You Will Learn:

 

Our program is structured around mastering the nine competencies required by our national social work accreditation organization. These competencies are:

 

Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior

Competency 2: Advance Human Rights and Social, Racial, Economic, and Environmental Justice

Competency 3: Engage Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ADEI) in Practice

Competency 4: Engage in Practice-Informed Research and Research-Informed Practice

Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice

Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

 

You will engage with these competencies through field placement and classroom learning, demonstrating your abilities through field evaluations and coursework completion.