Program Overview

The online Master of Social Work at the University of Central Florida is more than just an investment in your professional future—it’s a powerful resource for improving quality of life for individuals, families and groups within underserved or at-risk populations. Students will develop the therapeutic skills needed to successfully engage clients and assist with setting and prioritizing goals. They will also learn how to advocate for the needs of others, promote the overall wellness of children and families in a range of settings and pursue positive social change through advanced social work practice. The demand for highly trained professional social workers has grown in recent years, and career opportunities abound for graduates with master’s degrees in social work. 

Graduates can seek employment from a variety of organizations and industries, such as:

  • public school districts
  • substance abuse treatment programs
  • nursing homes
  • long-term care facilities
  • home care agencies and hospices
  • government agencies, legislative offices and research institutions

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: Yes

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Council of Social Work Education

    Requirements

    Official transcripts. Must hold a bachelors degree. The GRE or GMAT may be required.

    Also available is an Advanced Standing track for graduates of a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)-accredited BSW program.

    School Overview

    The University of Central Florida was established in 1963 and opened in 1968; it continues today as a 4-year, metropolitan public research university in Orlando, Florida. University of Central Florida is a member of the State University System of Florida. It was founded as Florida Technological University and aimed to educate future personnel of the United States space program at the nearby Kennedy Space Center. Ten years after its founding, the institution broadened its academic offerings and changed its name to University of Central Florida.

    University of Central Florida offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, as well as professional programs from the following colleges:

    • College of Arts and Humanities
    • Burnett Honors College
    • College of Business Administration
    • College of Education and Human Performance
    • College of Engineering and Computer Science
    • College of Graduate Studies
    • College of Health and Public Affairs
    • College of Medicine
    • College of Nursing
    • College of Optics and Photonics
    • Rosen College of Hospitality Management
    • College of Sciences
    • College of Undergraduate Studies

    The University of Central Florida offers a variety of online and distance learning opportunities for both the traditional and nontraditional student through UCF Online. Fully online offerings include bachelor’s degrees, graduate degrees, professional certificates, and 2+2 baccalaureate completion programs.

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