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Florida State University College of Social Work Join the Tradition of Excellence!. IS SOCIAL WORK FOR YOU?. Do you have a passion for helping people? Are you interested in working with diverse populations? Do you want to advocate for others who may not be able to advocate for themselves?

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is social work for you
IS SOCIAL WORK FOR YOU?

Do you have a passion for helping people?

Are you interested in working with diverse populations?

Do you want to advocate for others who may not be able to advocate for themselves?

Do you have good interpersonal communication skills?

Are you interested in learning about the latest intervention research?

the social work profession
The Social Work Profession

“The primary mission of the social work profession is to enhance human well-being and help meet the basic human needs of all people, with particular attention to the needs and empowerment of people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty.”

~ NASW Code of Ethics

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Social Workers Work in a Variety of Settings Including:

  • Hospitals
  • Schools
  • Homeless Programs
  • Employee Assistance
  • Child and Adolescent Services
  • Military
  • Chemical Dependence Programs
  • Advocacy Programs
  • Senior Services
  • Mental Health Centers
  • Foster Care and Adoptions
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Hospices
  • Private Practices
  • Marriage and Families
  • International Programs
  • AIDS and HIV Services
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Social workers are college-educated, highly skilled professionals with bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.
  • We view our clients from a holistic, “person-in-environment”perspective that assesses their significant relationships, economic and social conditions, physical and mental health issues, and how they function within their broader community.
did you know
Did You Know?
  • Social work was established as a profession over 100 years ago.
  • Social workers provide more mental

health services in the U.S. than psychologists, psychiatrists, and psychiatric nurses combined.

did you know1
Did You Know?
  • CareerCast.com ranked social work #52 out of the top 200 “Best Jobs” for 2010.
  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the need for social workers is expected to grow twice as fast as any other profession over the next 20 years – especially in the areas of gerontology, health care, substance abuse, schools, and private therapy offices.
did you know2
Did You Know?
  • Social work programs that are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and offer degrees that are nationally recognized for their rigorous standards and ongoing evaluation.
  • In Florida, the title “Social Worker” is Legislatively protected.
fsu s college of social work
FSU’s College of Social Work

Began in 1949 and offers three

levels of degrees:

  • B.S.W.
  • M.S.W.
  • Ph.D.
fsu s college of social work1
FSU’s College of Social Work
  • We offer a “MINOR in SOCIAL WELFARE” at the undergraduate level – 13 hours.
  • We have a LIMITED ACCESS BSW 50 credit hour program.
  • Completing a BSW makes you eligible to apply for an Advanced Standing MSW program (39 credits).
our msw program has two concentration areas
Our MSW Program has Two Concentration Areas

Clinical Social Work

Prepares students to assess, diagnose, and treat client problems through individual, couple, family, and group therapy.

Social Policy and Administration (SPA)

Prepares students for leadership in policy or administrative positions in public and private social agencies serving diverse populations.

joint degrees and certificate programs
Joint Degrees and Certificate Programs
  • M.S.W./J.D. Program
  • M.S.W./M.P.A. Program
  • M.S.W./M.S. in Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • M.S.W./M.B.A.
  • Child Welfare Practice Certificate (BSW/MSW)
  • Leadership in Executive and Administrative Development

(L.E.A.D.) in Social Work Certificate (MSW)

  • Certificate in Gerontology (BSW/MSW)
  • Arts and Community Practice Specialized Studies (BSW/MSW)
  • Family Social Work Practice Specialized Studies (MSW)
the msw curriculum
The MSW Curriculum
  • Advanced Standing (39 hours)
  • For students with a BSW from a
  • CSWE accredited institution
  • Entry every semester
  • One clinical internship = 512 hours
  • Full-time and part-time students

Traditional (61 hours)

  • For students with undergraduate degrees other than social work
  • Admission in Fall of each year
  • Two internships:

#1 = 432 hours

#2 = 512 hours

  • Full-time or part-time students
internships
Internships
  • Networking
  • Practice experience
  • Job opportunities
  • Getting out of the classroom and into the real world!
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Alumni Survey:

Was it a good decision to get an MSW degree?

YES! 93% of our MSW graduates said it was a good decision to get the degree.

92% said they would recommend the FSU College of Social Work to others.

tips for applying to the msw program
Tips for Applying to the MSW Program
  • Have a strong undergraduate GPA.
  • Obtain relevant work and/or volunteer experience.
  • Familiarize yourself with the social work profession.
  • Take a professional approach to the application.
  • Prepare for the GRE.
graduate school funding
Graduate School Funding
  • Graduate Student Assistantships
  • College of Social Work Scholarships
  • Student Loans
  • University Fellowships
  • The Graduate School has a detailed list of financial resources:

www.fsu.edu/gradstudies

social work web sites of interest
Social Work Web Sites of Interest
  • National Association of Social Workers

www.socialworkers.org

  • Council of Social Work Education

www.cswe.org

for more information contact us at
For more information contact us at:

COLLEGE OF SOCIAL WORK

UNIVERSITY CENTER - C

850-644-4751

1-800-378-9550

BSW ADVISOR – LISA BURGOS, MSW

MSW ADVISOR – DANA DeBOER

WWW.CSW.FSU.EDU

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