Social Work, MSW

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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.

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Graduate social work education at the University of New Hampshire is built on a broad-based liberal arts perspective and includes one year of professional foundation courses followed by two years of coursework plus internships. To accommodate students with varying vocational and family commitments, the UNH program of Social Work offers the Master of Social Work (MSW) program in a 3-year extended time Hybrid Model in Manchester. Academic classes are primarily held in-person on Saturdays at the Manchester campus; in addition, students engage in an online class equivalent activity during the week. Required internship hours in year two and three are completed mostly during weekday business hours. The program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and develops advanced professional knowledge and skills for persons interested in pursuing careers in the field of social work. Graduates are employed in a wide variety of social and human service agencies as direct practitioners and in managerial roles.

The program admits every other year; application deadline is June 5 for August 2019 start date.

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).

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

  • Fall Admission: June 5
  • 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. 

Three Year MSW Program

 
Year 1, Fall
Year 1, Spring
eTerm 1 eTerm 2 eTerm 3 eTerm 4
SW 840 RCO SW 850 HBSE I SW 860 Research I SW 851 HBSE II
SW 820 Policy I Elective #1 Elective #2 SW 926 Policy II
Year 2, Fall
Year 2, Spring
eTerm 1 eTerm 2 eTerm 3 eTerm 4
SW 962 Research II SW 830 Practice I SW 831 Practice II SW 952 HBSE II
SW 880 Field I SW 881 Field II
Year 3, Fall
Year 3, Spring
eTerm 1 eTerm 2 eTerm 3 eTerm 4
SW 965 Research III SW 930 Practice II Elective #3 SW 931 Practice IV
SW 982 Field III SW 983 Field IV
Reminders:

Year 2 and 3 include field internships and field seminar courses.  Field courses must be two terms (eTerms) each.  Hybrid course meets F2F on Saturdays from 9am – 11:20am/11:40 – 2pm on the Manchester Campus.

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.

2018/2019 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.