Since 1931, the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) has mentored and inspired thousands of social work professionals. The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)-accredited program includes a concentration in Mental Health and Trauma, and is available through a traditional-standing track. The traditional track is open to students from all undergraduate backgrounds and is comprised of 90 credits, which can be completed in two years and three months of full-time study. This program may not be pursued part-time.
DU’s online MSW courses are organized into quarters and must be completed sequentially, with the foundational curriculum preceding the concentration curriculum. All of the coursework is available through Canvas, GSSW’s online learning management system, and most of it may be completed at students’ convenience. An exception to this are the weekly, 90-minute collaborative learning sessions, which require students be online simultaneously. The program does not necessitate that students visit campus, however they must still complete field placements at health services agencies – a prerequisite for licensure by many state social work boards. Students must complete 1,080 hours of field placement. GSSW’s field education team will assist students in finding nearby agencies where they may complete their field placements.
TTo be accepted into the program, applicants must have a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.5, a 3.0 grade point average is preferred. GRE scores are not required for admission, nor are there any work experience requirements. Applications must include: application form; application fee; two recommendations, preferably one academic and one professional (transfer MSW students must obtain one from their MSW program director or faculty advisor); statement of career goals; resume; and official transcripts from all previously attended institutions of higher education.
University of Denver’s School of Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
University of Denver (DU) Online MSW Programs: Overview
Department: Graduate School of Social work
Degree Types: Traditional
Concentrations: Mental Health and Trauma
Program Structure: Online with field instruction (no campus visits required)
Instruction Methods: Outside of weekly, 90-minute collaborative learning sessions that require synchronous activity, all other instruction is asynchronous
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Program Information – Traditional Standing Students
Program Name: Traditional Online MSW Program
Phone Number: (303) 871-2841
Field Education Requirements: A total of 1,080 hours
Number of Credits Required: A total of 90 credits
Program Options: Full-Time only
Program Length: 2 years and 3 months
Program Start Dates: Fall and spring admission
GPA: 3.0 preferred, 2.5 required
GRE Information: Not required
Tuition: $1320 per credit hour plus fees
Work Experience: Not required