University of Tennessee

College of Social Work

Social Work - MSSW Online


1618 Cumberland Ave.

College of Social Work Henson Hall

Knoxville, TN 37996

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

GerontologySchool Social WorkVeterinary Social WorkTreatment of Trauma

Format: Online

Program Description:

The Master of Science in Social Work program at the University of Tennessee College of Social Work is the first and oldest graduate social work program in the state of Tennessee. Founded in 1942, it has been accredited continuously since 1945. The MSSW program provides concentrations in clinical social work practice and management, leadership & community practice. The MSSW program offers a comprehensive and vigorous curriculum that prepares students to address pressing individual, family, community, and societal needs through use of cutting-edge knowledge and skills. The program combines state-of the art coursework with in-depth internship experiences. The program is flexible and allows students to choose a program of study that best fits with the reality of their busy lives. The full-time program enables students to complete their studies in two years. The part-time extended study program allows students to take classes during the evenings and complete the degree in three to four years. Our advanced standing program, which is for students who already have a BSW or BSSW degree, can be completed in one year as a full-time student or in one-and-a-half to two years as a part-time student. The College of Social Work has two campuses, one in Knoxville and one in Nashville. Both campuses offer the same curriculum, concentrations, and programs of study. Students can choose to complete the MSSW program at either campus. The Online Education MSSW Program offers even further flexibility for those who are unable to come to campus for class, due to their geographic location or schedule. Online students have the same choice of concentrations and programs of study as regular face-to-face students, but complete their coursework online.


Council on Social Work Education

International Student Requirements:

International applicants must submit TOEFL scores, a completed International Form, and a completed Financial Statement in addition to the standard application materials.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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