2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    Apr 20, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Social Work MSW ►

College: Health Professions and Sciences Degree: MSW
DepartmentSchool of Social Work
Program Website: https://healthprofessions.ucf.edu/socialwork/
Graduate Program Handbook

Program Description

The Master of Social Work (MSW) program prepares students for advanced social work practice. The program educates students for community-based clinical social work practice with individuals, families, and groups. The MSW program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

The program offers multiple tracks to allow students to progress through the required MSW curriculum on either a full-time or part-time plan of study. The Orlando Full-Time Track and Orlando Part-Time Track are available for students who do not have a BSW degree. The Orlando Full-Time Advanced Standing Track is available for students who have completed a BSW degree from a CSWE-accredited program within the last six years. More information on the plans of study and requirements for each track is given in the individual track descriptions. 

Social Work (MSW) may be completed fully online, although not all elective options or program prerequisites may be offered online. Newly admitted students choosing to complete this program exclusively via UCF online classes may enroll with a reduction in campus-based fees. Students who apply for admission into the online part-time track will not be permitted to switch to the on-campus, face to face program and students who apply for the on-campus, face to face program will not be permitted to switch to the Online part-time track.

The curriculum draws from a generalist perspective and emphasizes critical thinking skills, empirically-based accountable practice, and ethical services for clients experiencing a wide range of problems. Students learn preventive and therapeutic interventions aimed at enhancing human functioning and quality of life. Graduates of the program have the ability to work with diverse clients in a variety of agency settings.

This program has potential ties to professional licensure or certification in the field. For more information on how this program may prepare students in that regard, please visit https://apq.ucf.edu/files/Licensure-Disclosure-CHPS-Social-Work-MSW-June2020.pdf.

The MSW program strives to educate students to become successful practitioners in the field of clinical social work. To that end, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics is re-enforced throughout the academic curriculum. Students who violate the NASW Code of Ethics may be subject to academic sanctions or dismissed from the program.

Application Requirements

For information on general UCF graduate admissions requirements that apply to all prospective students, please visit the Admissions  section of the Graduate Catalog. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.

The Master of Social Work Program offers several options to students including full-time study, advanced standing admission, as well as the mixed mode and online classes to support the part-time study. Applicants must choose a track in this program. Track(s) may have different requirements.


Graduate students may receive financial assistance through fellowships, assistantships, tuition support, or loans. For more information, see the College of Graduate Studies Funding website, which describes the types of financial assistance available at UCF and provides general guidance in planning your graduate finances. The Financial Information  section of the Graduate Catalog is another key resource.


Fellowships are awarded based on academic merit to highly qualified students. They are paid to students through the Office of Student Financial Assistance, based on instructions provided by the College of Graduate Studies. Fellowships are given to support a student’s graduate study and do not have a work obligation. For more information, see UCF Graduate Fellowships, which includes descriptions of university fellowships and what you should do to be considered for a fellowship.

Contact Info

Graduate Program

MSW Admissions
Telephone: 407-823-3474
HPA 1 Suite 236

Graduate Admissions

Jennifer Yuhas
Telephone: 407-823-2766
Millican Hall 230
Online Application
Graduate Admissions

Mailing Address

UCF College of Graduate Studies
Millican Hall 230
PO Box 160112
Orlando, FL 32816-0112

Institution Codes
GRE: 5233
TOEFL: 5233
ETS PPI: 5233

Graduate Fellowships

Grad Fellowships
Telephone: 407-823-0127

Graduate Financial Aid

UCF Student Financial Assistance
Millican Hall 120
Telephone: 407-823-2827
Appointment Line: 407-823-5285
Fax: 407-823-5241