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Master of Social Work - Advanced Generalist

This track is ideal for those that have an undergraduate degree in social work from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). This option makes it possible for students to explore advanced topics and earn their master’s degree with fewer required credits.

Students on this track will examine topics in contemporary social work including factors influencing the family, engaging with clients with complex needs and assisting marginalized populations. It also covers core clinical skills in forensic social work and advanced leadership skills. The learning experience combines online coursework and in-person practicum work. In practicum, students work directly with clients and client groups in a local agency or facility, under the supervision of a qualified professional. 

Course information
  Credit Hours Courses Est. Time to Complete  
MSW 36 12 12 months View Course Catalog
*Credit hours and courses reflect new students meeting credit requirements and utilizing no transfer credits. Est. Time of Completion reflects new students following the preferred schedule designed by the Dean for the program.

Unmatched Flexibility
NCU offers weekly course starts, no scheduled lecture hours, no group assignments, weekly assignments, and the ability to schedule courses around your personal and professional obligations.

100% Doctoral Faculty
No matter the degree level you pursue, you can rest assured that you will be mentored by doctors in your field of study.

One-to-One Engagement
You won't have to fight for face time as one of many within a classroom. At NCU, you'll have the opportunity to interact one to one with your professor, receiving personalized mentoring.

Master of Social Work Learning Outcomes

  • Students will apply NASW Code of Ethics to guide professional behavior.
  • Students will examine how diversity and social justice impact various groups and social policy.
  • Students will interpret research to inform practice.
  • Students will assess the needs of clients and constituents.
  • Students will evaluate evidence-informed social work interventions, processes, and outcomes with clients and constituents.