University of New Hampshire
College of Health and Human Services
The Department of Social Work offers a master of social work (M.S.W.) degree. For full-time students the program may be completed in two years. A part-time program is offered both in Durham (3 or 4 years) and Manchester (3 years). In addition, a new dual degree masters program in social work and kinesiology with a concentration in outdoor education is being offered in which students complete both an M.S.W. and M.S. in two and a half years.
An M.S.W. candidate must complete 62 credit hours of 800- or 900-level courses including two, two-semester field internships, comprising a total of 1,100 hours in the field. Although a significant portion of the curriculum is required, students will be able to complete three elective courses. At least one of these must be taken from among Department of Social Work course offerings. Students select a second-year concentration in direct/clinical practice or community/administrative practice. Each concentration requires that three courses and the second-year field internship be completed in the student’s area of concentration. Click here for more information on field internships.
Advanced standing students complete a minimum of 35 credits for graduation. This includes a 10-week summer practicum and seminar, which students must take prior to their advanced practice and field placement. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the coordinator of graduate admissions in the department office.
Dual degree students in social work and kinesiology complete a minimum of 77 credits for graduation. This includes two internships, one during their first year of study and a second specialized internship during the summer after their second year. Students take classes simultaneously in both social work and kinesiology and are required to also complete an advanced research project which is supervised by faculty in the social work and outdoor education program in kinesiology.
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