The University of Texas of the Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) offers an entirely online Advanced Standing MSW program with concentrations in Administration and Community Practice and Direct Practice with Latino Individuals, Families and Groups. UTRGV’s online MSW Advanced Standing program can be completed in as few as 12 months and classes are held in 7-week semesters. Classes are delivered entirely online, though students are required to fulfill 500 hours of field work in a relevant practicum experience. The Advanced Standing (online accelerated) track is designed for students who have already completed a BSW from a CSWE accredited program.
As the second largest Hispanic-serving institution in the nation, UTRGV’s MSW coursework is uniquely designed to equip students with the skills to work with Latino populations.
Students in the program complete coursework in the following areas:
- UTRGV MS in Social Work – Administration and Community Practice
- The UTRGV MS in Social Work – Direct Practice with Latino Individuals, Families and Groups
Advanced Standing Track
The Advanced Standing online MSW track is composed of 33 credits, broken down into 27 credits of academic classes and 6 credits (500 hours) of field practicum. Advanced standing students can complete the program in 12 months and classes are held in 7-week sessions.
The University of Texas of the Rio Grande Valley’s Master of Science of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and the university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Department: Research, Graduate Studies & New Program Development
Degree Types: Advanced Standing
Concentrations: Administration and Community Practice, Direct Practice with Latino Individuals, Families, and Groups
Program Structure: Online with field placements (no campus visits)
Program Name: Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) Online Program – Advanced Standing Option
Website: School of Social Work
Phone Number: (956) 665-2413
Field Education Requirements: A total of 500 hours
Number of Credits Required: 33 credits needed to graduate
Program Length: Program can be completed in as few as 12 months. Classes are held in 7-week semesters.
Program Start Dates: Spring and Summer II admission
GPA: Minimum GPA of 3.2, in social work core undergraduate courses
GRE Information: Not required
ONLINE PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
- No Campus Visits Required
- Advanced Standing
- Field Education Requirements: 500 hours
- Concentrations: Administration and Community Practice, Direct Practice with Latino Individuals, Families and Groups