MSW - Master of Social Work
Social Work and Conflict Analysis and Resolution Dual Degree, MSW, Gerontology
The MSW Program opened its doors in fall 2002 and was fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education in spring 2006. The MSW Program prepares students for advanced practice in social work. Following completion of a foundation year of study, students complete specialized concentrations in social change or clinical practice. All social work students are expected to abide by the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers. No academic credit toward field experience or course work is given based on previous work or life experience.
The Department of Social Work is partnering with George Mason’s nationally recognized School for Conflict Analysis & Resolution (S-CAR) to offer a 3-year dual degree program. Students can earn both an MSW and an MS in Conflict Analysis & Resolution while taking advantage of the diversity of the Washington, DC metropolitan area and the University’s proximity to the nation’s capital. This is the only existing dual degree program of its kind.
The graduate certificate program in gerontology combines theoretical and applied course work in aging with the student’s graduate curriculum in any department. Because gerontology is by definition multidisciplinary, students are required to take course work outside their major field. The program is administered by CHHS and housed in the Department of Social Work.