Program Overview

While grounded in the liberal arts, the MSW curriculum at SHU aligns itself to the tenants of social-work and the Catholic Intellectual Tradition of academic excellence. The principles of service to others, respect for human dignity, dedication to scientific inquiry and social and economic justice are reinforced in coursework throughout the program. 

  • Students who qualify for Advanced Standing can complete the program is just one year.
  • Concentrations include a Direct Community Practice or Direct Clinical Practice, integrating components of both in each specialization.
  • Students will be required to complete 1,100 hours of field practice in order to graduate–after which they may sit for their Licensed Master of Social Work exam.

Upon completion of this degree, you’ll be well prepared to address the needs of vulnerable and diverse populations in a variety of careers.

Community Practice Social Worker Careers

  • Social Work Educator
  • Program Administrator
  • Social Work Researcher
  • Community Advocate
  • Community Organizer

Clinical Practice Social Worker Careers

  • Clinical Social Worker For At-Risk Families
  • Trauma Counselor
  • School Social Worker
  • Play Therapist
  • Healthcare Social Worker

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

    Requirements

    Applicants must have a bachelor's degree with at least a 3.0 GPA.

    School Overview

    At Sacred Heart, students are fully supported on their journey to gain greater skills and knowledge to become a change agent for good. SHU offers graduate degree and certificate programs in a convenient and flexible online format. 

    With these online programs, students can schedule and complete courses around their work and personal commitments. 

    Classes are taught by the same renowned faculty as on-campus courses and are available online, 24/7. 

    Once enrolled, students will also be assigned a Student Services Coordinator who will help them throughout the online program journey – from enrollment each term, through graduation.

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