The University of New Hampshire’s (UNH) Department of Social Work offers a full-time advanced generalist online MSW program that focuses on preparing students for advanced interventions and working with clients in a variety of social work settings. Students can choose from electives that include health and mental health, addictions and substance abuse, children, youth, and families, and working with people with disabilities. UNH’s online MSW program can be completed in 28 months. Students must complete 62 academic credits (35 if advanced standing). Traditional and advanced standing tracks are both available.
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The majority of the classes that comprise UNH’s online MSW program are asynchronous, allowing students to complete readings, modules, discussion boards, and assignments on their own time, as long as they meet assignment deadlines. However, some courses may use synchronous instruction and require students to meet course faculty and fellow students for live, real-time classes.
Traditional standing students must complete two field education internships while enrolled in the program for a total of 1,240 hours of field education. Advanced standing students complete fewer field hours.
UNH’s School of Social Work requires students to have earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. Applicants must submit a personal statement, transcripts of all college coursework, and three letters of recommendation. Advanced standing students must hold a BSW earned within the last five years.
UNH’s School of Social Work’s online MSW program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). UNH is also regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.
University of New Hampshire Online MSW Program: Overview
Concentrations: Advanced Generalist with Electives: Health and Mental Health; Addictions and Substance Abuse; Children, Youth, and Families; Disabilities
Program Structure: Online with field education (no campus visits required)
Instruction Methods: Program follows a cohort model, but since the program accepts three cohorts per year, there is some flexibility for students in the program if needed. The majority of courses will have asynchronous instruction, however, some courses may require students to attend in real-time to interact with instructors and classmates.
Program Information – Traditional Standing Students
Program Name: Master of Social Work Online
Phone Number: (855) 250-6699
Field Education Requirements: 1,160 hours (two field placements)
Number of Credits Required: 62 credit hours
Program Options: Full-time only
Program Length: Program takes 28-29 months to complete
Program Start Dates: Fall, spring and summer admission
GPA: Minimum GPA of 3.0 in undergraduate coursework
GRE Information: Not Required
University of New Hampshire’s MSW program information was last updated on October 2018. For more information, visit the university’s website above.
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