Social Work MSW

Students working together in a social work classroom.

The Master of Social Work (MSW) program develops advanced professional knowledge and skills for persons interested in pursuing careers in the field of social work. The program includes one year of professional foundation courses followed by two years of coursework plus field study.

To accommodate students with varying vocational and family commitments, the MSW program is offered in a 3-year extended time model on the Manchester campus with classes on Friday evenings and Saturdays. The MSW field study requirement is 16 hours per week in year two and 24 hours per week in year three. Field study hours are typically completed during weekday business hours.  

MSW graduates are employed in a wide variety of social and human service agencies as direct practitioners and in managerial roles. UNH Graduate School Social Work

UNH's Master of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Program Contact

Kim Kelsey

Clinical Assistant Professor and MSW Admissions Coordinator

Email | 603.862.2704

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    Lee Pozzi Rush

    Manchester Program Coordinator and Clinical Assistant Professor

    UNH Graduate School, Manchester Campus
    Office 145
    603-641-4317

Applications must be completed by the following deadlines in order to be reviewed for admission:

  • Fall Admission: June 1
  • Spring Admission: N/A
  • Summer Admission: N/A

The Manchester program admits every other year. Students will be accepted for courses beginning Fall 2017 and again Fall 2019. Please contact the Social Work program with questions.

The University of New Hampshire Department of Social Work is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

In keeping with the recommendations of CSWE, the Department of Social Work is committed to maintaining excellence in our programs.

Through regular assessment of our programs and their effectiveness in attaining student learning outcomes, we will continue to do so. Learn more about program assessments

Three Year MSW Program

Year 1, Fall
Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
SW 850 Human Behavior and the Social Environment (HBSE I)   3
SW 820 Social Welfare Policy I 3
SW 840 Race, Culture & Oppression 3

 

Year 1, Spring
Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
SW 860 Research Methods in Social Work   3
SW 851 HBSE II 3
SW 926 Social Welfare Policy II 3
Year 1, Summer
Title Credits
Elective (4 weeks in June) 3
Year 2, Fall
Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
SW 962 Data Analysis & Statistics   3
SW 830 Social Work Practice I   3
SW 880 Field Internship I* 3

*Seminar and concurrent 2 day/week internship for academic year.

Year 2, Spring
Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
SW 831 Social Work Practice II   3
SW 881 Field Internship II* 3
SW 952 HBSE III 3

*Seminar and concurrent 2 day/week internship continued from fall semester.

Year 2, Summer
Title Credits
Elective (4 weeks in June) 3
Year 3, Fall
Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
SW 965 Research: Program and Practice Evaluation 3
SW 930 Advanced Generalist Social Work Practice III   3
SW 982 Field Internship III* 4

*Seminar and concurrent internship for academic year.

Year 3, Spring
Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
SW   Elective 3
SW 931 Advanced Generalist Social Work Practice IV   3
SW 983 Field Internship IV* 4

*Seminar and concurrent internship continued from fall semester.

Note: Electives may also be taken on the Durham campus, on-line, or in other depts. Additional Manchester social work electives may also be offered occasionally at other times.

Courses are subject to change. Please view the UNH course catalog for the most recent information.

The MSW degree requires the completion of 62 credit hours.

2017/2018 Tuition*
  Per Credit 3-Credit Course

NH Resident

$770 $2,310

Non-Resident

$845 $2,535
FEES
  Per Semester
Manchester security/parking fee $20.00
Registration Fee $20.00
Technology fee 1-4 credits $25.00
Technology fee 5-8 credits $50.25
Technology fee 9-16 credits $100.50

Manchester Mandatory Fees

  • Registration Fee: A non-refundable registration fee will be assessed once each semester.
  • Technology Fee: A technology fee will be assessed each semester.
  • Manchester Parking/Security Fee: A mandatory security/parking fee is assessed to all registered students at the UNH Graduate School Manchester Campus. This fee will be assessed once each semester and will entitle the student to a parking permit. UNH Manchester parking passes can be used in the “A” lot of the Durham Campus.

Health Insurance Fee

UNH has a HEALTH INSURANCE REQUIREMENT as a condition of enrollment for all full-time (9 or more credits per traditional semester) graduate degree students. Students will have the option of waiving the requirement by presenting proof of adequate insurance through another plan. Students who want to waive out of the plan are required to complete the enrollment/waiver form and should do so before the start of classes. Full information including the enrollment/waiver form can be located on the UNH Health Services pages.

More Information

For more information about tuition and fees, visit the UNH Graduate School Manchester campus tuition information page.  Fee's are subject to change.