MSW Social Work | Ana G. Mendez University

MSW Social Work

Master of Social Work

The professional in the Social Work Program promotes social and economic equity and justice and the well-being of human and social systems. Social workers utilize theories of human behavior and social systems to intervene at the points where people interact with their environments. Human rights and social justice are fundamental tenants of social work. Social workers offer a variety of services to individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities.

Social workers understand both the public and the private social service systems and how it serves its clientele. Among the services performed by social workers are appropriate referrals, direct services, short term therapies, crisis interventions, information gathering, planning, administration and evaluation of social services. Social workers analyze legislation and social policies in order to make recommendations for improving the quality of life of all citizens. Graduates of Social Work must seek professional licensing from the Social Work Board of Examiners at the State Department of Florida.

Employment Opportunities

  • Therapist
  • Case Manager
  • Family Services Worker
  • Mental Health Case Manager
  • School Social Worker
  • Discharge Planner
  • Substance Abuse Counselor

The Master of Social Work program is in Pre-Candidacy with the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Commission on Accreditation, which indicates that it has submitted an application to be reviewed for Candidacy. A program that has attained Pre-Candidacy has not yet been reviewed by the Commission on Accreditation or been verified to be in compliance with the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards.

The Council on Social Work Education does not publicly disclose whether programs have currently attained Pre-Candidacy Status until they are granted Candidacy. Students who enter the program while it is still in Pre-Candidacy will not be recognized as attending a program in Candidacy unless the program attains Candidacy in the academic year in which those students enter. The Candidacy Process is typically a three-year process and there is no guarantee that a program in Pre-Candidacy will eventually attain Candidacy or Initial Accreditation.

Students who enter programs that attain Candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation. Candidacy is typically a three-year process, and attaining Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation. Candidacy applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

Visit the CSWE website for more information about social work accreditation.


Admission Requirements
  1. An earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75.
  2. An interview.
  3. An essay, written at the time of the interview.
  4. If the applicant is enrolling in a bilingual program, before enrolling in any course, applicant may be required to take a language proficiency assessment. Please refer to the AGMU Placement Protocol and the Transfer Credit Policy.
  5. The Admissions Committee reserves the right to require an applicant to complete certain undergraduate level courses as a requirement for conditional admission to a program.

Applicants that do not meet one or more of the above-mentioned requirements can apply for admission. They will be interviewed by the Campus Director or his designated representative).

The Director or his authorized representative will determine if the applicant can be admitted. Additional requirements may apply to specific academic programs including but not limited.

Every applicant to the AGMU can demonstrate compliance with the admissions requirements related to prior academic experience and/or achievement by presenting the original of any of the following documents:

  1. Evidence of previous credits, courses or studies documenting graduation an accredited entity of post-secondary education.
  2. Certification prepared by a post-secondary institution, agency recognized by the US Department of Education, or appropriate government agency, board, etc. confirming completion of degree or equivalent
  3. Grade report prepared by a post-secondary institution, agency recognized by the US Department of Education, or appropriate government agency, board confirming completion of undergraduate (for graduate programs) or graduate (for doctoral programs) or equivalent.
  4. Applicants should present one or more of the original documents to the authorized institutional officer. The officer shall examine the document(s) to corroborate, in his best judgment, that it is original and has no visible alterations. If the applicant cannot leave the original document for his admission record, the officer will make a copy and certify with his initials that it is a copy from the original.
All graduate programs
  • The Admissions Committee reserves the right to require an applicant to complete certain undergraduate level courses as a requirement for conditional admission to a program.
Conditional Admissions
  1. A student who applies for admission or re-admission, submits a student copy of his or her transcript, and meets all the admissions requirements for the selected program of student may be grant conditional admission to the university. Federal financial aid is not available to conditionally admitted students.
  2. Incoming students shall submit official documentation within 30 calendar days from the beginning of the term to complete the student records. If the student fails to provide all required forms within the deadline, the admission and enrollment will be cancelled.
  3. Applicants that do not meet one or more of the above-mentioned requirements may be interviewed by the Campus Director or designated representative. The Director or his authorized representative will determine if the applicant can be conditionally admitted.
  4. The Admissions Committee reserves the right to require an applicant to complete certain undergraduate level courses as a requirement for conditional admission to a program.

On-Campus

English & Bilingual

8 Weeks


Online

English & Spanish

8 Weeks