The University of Central Florida’s School of Social Work offers a part-time, traditional standing online MSW program with concentrations in Behavioral Health and Child Welfare Services. The 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. 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 online MSW program does not currently accept students from Minnesota, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon and Tennessee.
The Behavioral Health Concentration
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.
Child Welfare Services Concentration
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 Programs: Overview
Department: School of Social Work
Degree Types: Traditional Standing Only
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 7.5 weeks long – students take one course per term
Social Media: Facebook and Twitter
Disclaimers: Program does not currently accept students from Minnesota, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon and Tennessee
Program Information – Traditional Standing Students
Program Name: Master of Social Work Online MSW
Phone Number: (855) 903-8576
Field Education Requirements: A total of 1,000 hours (two placements: 400 hours and 600 hours)
Number of Credits Required: 62 credits needed to graduate
Program Options: Part-Time Only
Program Length: Program takes 3 years to complete (9 semesters)
Program Start Dates: Three start dates per year
GPA: Minimum GPA of 3.0
GRE Information: Not Required
Tuition: ~$33,962 + fees ($547.78 per credit hour)