Master of Social Work
The program prepares students for Social Work practice with a clinical specialization, able to contribute with their leadership and guidance to programs and services for vulnerable populations in the United States of America, and other societies across the World. The context and geographical location of the program offers students the opportunity to meet the needs of a variety of vulnerable populations.
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.
- 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
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.