Master of Social Work
The MSW program is a full-time course of study. It consists of a four-semester program, 60 credit hours, 48 in the classroom and 12 in supervised field practicum. Students may choose to specialize in one of three practice areas: Family and Children Services, Addiction/Substance Abuse Services, or Mental Health Services.
Family and Children Services
The Family and Children Services specialization focuses on the economic, social status and service needs of families, youth and children. Special courses of study are designed for students interested in child welfare, mental health, juvenile justice, and other areas of service to families and children. Students electing this specialization may qualify for Title IV-E stipends.
Addiction/Substance Abuse Services
This specialization explores the interaction of physical, psychological and social aspects, as well as clinical methods of treatment, early intervention and prevention, using the disease concept of chemical dependency. Students who pursue this specialization will be positioned to become Certified Addiction Counselors (CAC) following additional course work and supervised experience.
Mental Health Services
This specialization allows for in-depth study of assessment and treatment methods, treatment planning, and community mental health policy and services. The content prepares students to work in a variety of treatment facilities, both in-patient and out-patient.
Kennesaw State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctoral degrees. Inquiries related to the university’s accreditation by the Commission may be directed to COC/SACS, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500. Questions related to admissions and the policies, programs, and practices of KSU should be directed to the university’s offices, catalogs, publications, or Web sites.
International Student Requirements:
Please view the international requirements on our web site.
Facts & Figures
# of Credits Required: 60
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 250 USD
In State Tuition (per year): 60000 USD
Out State Tuition (per year): 220000 USD
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Large Suburb
Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999