University of Central Florida Online MSW Program

The University of Central Florida’s School of Social Work offers a part-time, traditional and advanced standing online MSW program with concentrations in Behavioral Health and Child Welfare Services. The traditional program is comprised of 63 course credits and 1000 hours of field practicum, which students can complete over the course of three years, or nine semesters.

Field practicum hours are divided into two separate internships, which students complete during their second and third years in the program. The first field placement is a 400-hour generalist placement consisting of about 10 hours of work weekly, while the second advanced clinical placement involves about 13 hours of work per week, totaling 600 hours for the year. Advanced standing students are required to complete 32 course credits as well as 600 hours of Field work. For both placements, the UCF School of Social Work manages the placement of students in agencies within their area. Throughout the completion of their field practicums, students receive guidance from their field instructor, and also attend an online integrative seminar during which they discuss, evaluate, and analyze their experiences in the field.

UCF’s Behavioral Health Concentration online MSW program prepares social work students to assist individuals, families, and groups with mental, emotional, and behavioral health challenges. Classes within this concentration include Human Behavior I: Individual, Clinical SW with Substance Abuse and Addiction, Behavioral Health Skills, Psychosocial Pathology, Policy Analysis Social Change, Theories for Evidence-based Clinical Social Work Practice, Practice with Families, and Medications in SW Practice.

The Child Welfare Services Concentration online MSW program at UCF has several core classes that are the same as those of the Behavioral Health Concentration, such as Human Behavior I: Individual, Psychosocial Pathology, and Practice with Families. However, it also has different classes that train students to work with children in the child welfare system, such as Child Abuse: Treatment and Prevention and Children Services in Social Work.

The University of Central Florida’s School of Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and UCF is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.


University of Central Florida Online MSW Program: Overview

Department: University of Central Florida’s School of Social Work

Degree Types: Traditional Standing Only and Advanced Standing

Concentrations: Behavioral Health; Child Welfare Services

Program Structure: Online with field education (no campus visits required)

Instruction Methods: Program uses a cohort model and courses are seven and a half weeks long – students take one course per term

Program Information – Traditional Standing Students

Program Overview

  • Program Name: Master of Social Work Online MSW
  • Phone Number: (855) 903-8576

Program Requirements

  • Field Education Requirements: 1,000 hours (two placements: 400 hours and 600 hours)
  • Number of Credits Required: 62 credits

Program Length

  • Program Options: Part-Time Only
  • Program Length: Program takes three years to complete
  • Program Start Dates: Three start dates per year

Admission Requirements

  • GPA: Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • GRE Information: Not Required

Program Information – Advanced Standing Students

Program Overview

  • Program Name: Master of Social Work Online MSW
  • Phone Number: (855) 903-8576

Program Requirements

  • Field Education Requirements: 600 hours
  • Number of Credits Required: 32 credits needed to graduate

Program Length

  • Program Options: Part-Time Only
  • Program Length: Program takes four semesters
  • Program Start Dates: Fall Admission Only

Admission Requirements

  • GPA: Minimum GPA of 3.3
  • GRE Information: Not Required

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University of Central Florida's MSW program information was last updated on October 2018. For more information, visit the university's website above. 

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