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Master of Social Work Program

Thank you for your interest in our MSW program! You can apply online now.

Brescia University offers a one year advanced standing Master of Social Work Program for students who have completed a CSWE accredited Bachelor of Social Work program in the last five years. The next advanced standing one year MSW cohort will begin in August of 2018. Brescia University also offers a two year full Master of Social Work Program for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree in a field other than social work. The next full MSW cohort will begin in August of 2018.

Advanced Generalist social workers are able to do therapy, address complex problems, use evidence-based practice interventions, engage in scientific inquiry, and take leadership roles within their work environments and on behalf of the profession.

What You Should Know about Us:

  • All MSW classes are online and fifteen weeks long. There is no need to travel to Owensboro. (We would love to have you here for graduation, though!).
  • Weekly, evening, synchronous chats are required for all courses, so you will have virtual, real-time, face-to-face contact with all your professors.
  • The full MSW program is 60 credits, completed in less than 2 years.
  • Advanced Standing is 30 credits, complete in 9 months.
  • We are in Candidacy status with the Council on Social Work Education.
  • No GRE is required
  • Tuition for the 2018 MSW cohort is $600 per credit hour.
  • Brescia University will reimburse MSW graduates for their ASWB social work licensing examination fee, up to $230, if they pass within 60 days of graduating.
  • Financial Aid is available for the MSW program, please complete the 2018-2019 FAFSA at https://fafsa.ed.gov/ and add Brescia University’s school code 001958.

Application Instructions
Admission Criteria
MSW Curriculum
Course Descriptions
MSW FAQs
Scholarships
2016-2017 MSW Program Policies
2017-2018 MSW Program Manual for Classroom and Field Education
MSW Program Outcomes

Admission requirements:

  • Completion of an online application. There is no cost to apply.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Completion of Introduction to Social Work with a minimum grade of C
  • Completion of a Statistics course, with minimum grade of C within the last 3 years
  • GPA of 3.0 for last 60 hours earned, for full program; GPA of 3.2 for last 60 hours earned Advanced Standing.
  • Typed personal statement (3-4 pages).
  • If you are a current Brescia University Bachelor of Social Work student, please email [email protected]; your application procedure is different than what is listed above.