Advance Your Career in the Rewarding Field of Social Work
The online MSW degree from the University of West Florida provides the knowledge and skills students need for clinical social work practice. Featuring clinically-focused coursework grounded in the study of medical and behavioral healthcare, this program blends field internships with hands-on learning. Our advanced standing MSW program is designed for those with a bachelor’s degree in social work and is 30 credits of clinical focused curriculum. Graduates of this CSWE-accredited program will be prepared for licensure as a clinical social worker in the state of Florida.
We also offer a traditional 60-credit hour track for students without previous social work education. This track features an additional 30 hours so students can gain the experience they need with foundational coursework.
Make a difference with your career. It starts with an online MSW from UWF.
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First Fall Start
Start Date: August 22, 2022
First Spring Start
Start Date: January 09, 2023
First Summer Start
Start Date: May 15, 2023
Why Should You Pursue Our MSW?
Two program options
This clinical program features both advanced standing and traditional tracks, allowing students to choose the option that fits their previous social work education.
The University of West Florida’s online MSW is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
This program meets educational requirements for licensure as a clinical social worker in Florida.
Social Work Practice Areas
Medical Social Worker
Medical social workers provide patient care to a variety of populations, conducting evaluations, advising clinicians and facilitating support services.
Median annual salary: $52,415
Clinical Social Worker
Clinical social workers are licensed mental health professionals who can provide counseling, therapy and other services to clients. These individuals can work in private practice, community organizations, health care organizations and more.
Median annual salary: $56,466
Substance Abuse Counselor
Substance abuse counselors provide therapy and counseling services for individuals who are struggling with alcohol and drug addiction or abuse.
Median annual salary: $38,838
Military Social Worker
Military social workers provide comprehensive social work services in a military setting, working closely with veterans, active duty service members and their families.
Median annual salary: $70,820
Child, Family or School Social Worker
These social workers support children who may be at risk for mental health or other issues due to circumstances at home or school.
Median annual salary: $40,449
* Salary information from Payscale.com.