MS in Social Work

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Master of Social Work (MSW)

The only Master of Social Work program in Delaware prepares students for advanced careers in the human services field. Students admitted to the Advanced Standing Program can even earn a MSW in just 1 year. 

The program offers full-time and part-time class schedules for convenience and: 

  • Gives students who have completed their BSW within five years from an accredited institution an Advanced Standing and the opportunity to skip 10 introductory courses.
  • Is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
  • Has full-time professors with doctoral degrees.
  • Can offer students who do not meet admissions requirements part-time program attendance under the direction of a mentor.
  • Offers the same tuition both in-state and out-of-state.

Class Schedule 

  • Mondays: 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm & Wednesdays: 7:15 pm - 10:30 pm
  • Students take five classes per week (4 in class and one in the field)
  • Part-time (3-4 years)
  • Full-time (2 years)
  • Advanced Standing (1 year)

Session Dates 

  • Session I: 8/25/14 thru 10/17/14
  • Session II: 10/20/14 thru 12/12/14 
  • Students in Advanced Standing must attend the Summer Session in-person or online

Core Courses:  

  • Policies & Services in Social Welfare
  • Human Behavior & the Social Environment
  • Generalist Practice (Regular & Advanced)
  • Research & Evaluation Methods
  • Administration, Management & Supervision in Social Work Practice 
  • Field Practicum
  • Theories of Personality and Psychopathology
  • Practice & Program Evaluation for the Advance Practitioner 

Cost Per Credit   

  • $425 (In-State and Out-of-State)

Application Deadlines

  • Fall admission only
  • May 30, 2014 (Advanced Standing)
  • June 30, 2014 (Regular)

Program Director:

Dr. Tina Jordan

Requirements (Regular & Advanced Status)




Completed BSW within last five years (from CSWE accredited program for Advanced Standing consideration)






Three professional references (one letter must be from Chair of undergraduate department for Advanced Standing consideration)



Personal statement



Overall GPA 3.0 or higher and "B" or better in social work foundation courses  


Minimum of "B" in undergraduate field placement  


Descriptions and evaluations of undergraduate field work experience  


Summer seminar prior to admission   *