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60-Credit Hour Program

30 MONTHS

18 COURSES REQUIRED

60 CREDIT HOURS

$625 PER CREDIT HOUR

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Advanced Standing Program

15+ MONTHS

10 COURSES REQUIRED

36 CREDIT HOURS

$625 PER CREDIT HOUR

 

Curriculum developed and taught by faculty from

Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work

College of Arts and Sciences

 

Change the World

The CSWE-accredited online Master of Social Work is a highly desirable degree that offers many advantages to graduates, and completion of the degree allows graduates to apply for licensure in many states (requirements vary by state).

Additionally, students have the option of selecting between two program tracks: the Advanced Standing program, for students with an undergraduate degree in social work, and the 60-Credit Hour program, for students with an undergraduate degree in any field.

Focus on Practical Learning Experience

The University of Oklahoma's Field Education offices coordinate placements in over 300 affiliated agencies, offering students direct learning experiences with individuals, families, groups, and communities. Field Coordinators work with the students, sites, field instructors and liaisons to ensure that quality field education occurs. In general, students are oriented to the practicum process, participate in planning for practicum, interview with agencies, and secure their placements. The student’s interests, personal needs, and educational levels all figure in to their approved placement. Practicum placements occur in a wide range of setting types, such as: Health, Children and Family, Correction, Community-Based, Public Health and Assistance, Disabilities, and Policy. 

The online Advanced Standing Master of Social Work is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in social work and can be completed in 15 months. Students can start in the Summer semester of each year.

Course sequence:

    Advanced Standing Seminar: Micro

    Advanced Standing Seminar: Macro

    Client-Centered Direct Practice

    Elective

    Macro Systems in Practice

    Practicum III

    Elective

    Integrative Seminar

    Practicum IV

The online 60-credit hour Master of Social Work is designed to be completed in two and a half years. Students can start in January or August of each year. The program consists of 30 credits of foundation coursework and 30 credits of concentration coursework.

Course sequence:

    Professional Social Work

    Human Lifespace Development

    Human Diversity and Societal Oppression

    Theory, Practice & Evaluation with Individuals

    Social Work Research Methods

    Social welfare Policy Practice and Analysis

    Theory Practice and Evaluation with Families and Groups

    Social Work Practicum

    Theory, Practice and Evaluation with Communities and Organization

    Social Work Practicum II

    Client Centered Direct Practice

    Macro Systems in Practice

    Social Work Practicum III

    Integrative Seminar

    Social Work Practicum IV

Format:

    100% Online

Admission Deadline:

    Rolling Admissions

Next Start Date:

    August 2020

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Practical Experience

In addition to broad skills including research methods, advocacy, and evaluation, OU will provide students with field internship opportunities to gain valuable first-hand experience while building their professional networks.

 

 

Academic Excellence

Instructors are highly engaged with students and provide practical knowledge and experience. Faculty are nationally-recognized researchers, professional mentors, and have significant experience in social work practice.



 

Strong Career Growth

The demand for Social Workers is growing at a rate of 16% per year – much higher than the 7% average growth across all industries. There are currently 682,100 Social Workers in the United States and an additional 109,700 jobs expected to be created by 2026.

 

An Investment in Your Future

The cost of the program is $625/credit hour. For the Advanced Standing program, the total tuition is $22,500. For the 60-Credit Hour program, the total tuition is $37,500.

Once accepted into the Master of Social Work program, students are required to submit a $350 non-refundable deposit within two weeks. Deposits are applied toward tuition expenses and secure a student’s place in the upcoming class.

Program Details

To apply to the online Master of Social Work program, applicants are asked to submit the following:

  • Online Application
  • Resume or CV
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Official undergraduate transcript(s) from an accredited institution
    • Note: For the Advanced Standing program, a bachelor's in social work is required and your transcript must be from a CSWE-accredited institution.
  • Five essay questions
  • TOEFL or IELTS score (international applicants only)
  • Application fee ($50 for domestic applications; $100 for international applicants)

The admissions committee is seeking a diverse population of self-motivated students who combine compassion and empathy with critical thinking skills, strong writing abilities, and extraordinary professionalism. Those who can demonstrate these skills – in addition to a sincere passion for social work – set themselves up for success in the admissions process.

For more information on the admissions process, please complete the contact form above and an admissions counselor will be in touch shortly.

 

 

Program Contacts:

Enrollment Counselor:

Heidi Lavigne
(405) 322-5407
hlavigne@ou.edu

Coordinator:

Julie Miller-Cribbs
Director