UCF’s graduate program in social work leads to a Master of Social Work (MSW).

The MSW program prepares students for advanced social work practice. This includes community-based clinical social work practice with individuals, families and groups. Graduates of the program have the ability to work with diverse clients in a variety of agency settings.

The part-time MSW program is designed for working professionals. Courses are held one to two evenings per week, depending on courses chosen. Students taking two to three courses per semester, including summer terms. This includes some fully online courses and some mixed online and face-to-face courses.

The mission of the MSW program is to prepare generalist and advanced clinical social work students to become practitioners who promote optimal well-being, human rights, and social and economic justice.

The school focuses on social change from a regional and global perspective with individuals, families, groups, and communities in diverse practice settings through research-informed practice.

Program of Study

The MSW program in social work prepares graduates for community-based clinical practice and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

The curriculum is organized within five areas:

  • Human Behavior and Social Environment
  • Social Welfare Policies
  • Social Work Practice
  • Research
  • Field

The official program of study for the MSW program is available online in the UCF Graduate Catalog.

For additional information, see:

Orlando MSW
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Online MSW
The online MSW track is now available for both advanced standing students and those who do not have a Bachelor of Social Work or who earned their BSW more than five years ago. Classes are offered in 7-week terms with enrollment in one class per term.


For information about graduate education at UCF, visit the College of Graduate Studies.

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