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Master of Social Work - Generalist Track

Those new to the field of social work can prepare for a rewarding career with our Generalist Track. This is an ideal option for students who do not have an undergraduate degree in social work from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Students on this track will explore the practice of contemporary social work, including social work practices, ethics, communication and other key skills. It combines online coursework and in-person practicum work. Practicum involves interacting directly with individuals, groups and communities in an agency in your local area under the direction of an approved local field supervisor. This allows students to gain hands-on experience, while also learning flexible, resilient strategies in the work world. 

Course information
  Credit Hours Courses Est. Time to Complete  
MSW 60 30 24 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 demonstrate ethical and professional behavior.
  • Students will engage diversity and difference in practice.
  • Students will advance human rights and social, economic, and environmental justice.
  • Students will engage in practice-informed research and research-informed practice.
  • Students will engage in policy practice.
  • Students will engage with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
  • Students will assess individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
  • Students will intervene with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
  • Students will evaluate practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.