Getting Started
Admission Requirements
  • Completion of an associate degree in Human Services or completion of a minimum of 56 traditional semester hours (84 quarter hours) from college-level courses taken at an accredited institution of higher learning.
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or higher on a 4.00 scale in all previous college course work.
  • Completion of two years of full-time work experience.
  • Completion of foundation courses in social work, including Introduction to Social Work, Social Work Interviewing and Documentation, Cultural and Human Diversity, Social Welfare Systems, and a minimum of 70 hours of supervised field experience. Courses must be successfully passed with a minimum grade of C.
  • Completion of required cognate courses, including Introduction to Sociology, General Psychology, and Principles of Biology.
  • Completion of a social work program application, including three references; one reference must be from a Human Services program or previous college about candidate’s suitability for the social work profession.
  • Submission of a copy of final field experience performance evaluation.
  • Prior learning credit or work experience is not accepted for this program
How Do I Get Started?
  • Completion of a Social Work program application
  • Submission of three references, including a recommendation from a Human Services program or previous college about the candidate's suitability for the social work profession.
  • Notification from MVNU Social Work Recruiter about transcript audit results. If admission requirements met, MVNU Social Work Recruiter will assist with enrollment process.
  • After acceptance, a $100 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a place in a cohort group. The deposit is applied to tuition. Each cohort size is limited.
How to Finance Your Education

The financial aid will assist with application process for tuition reimbursement from employer, federal student aid, or a student loan.

Graduation Requirements (total of 124 semester hours needed to graduate)
  • 6 semester hours in English composition or the completion of the English composition capstone course
  • 3 semester hours in mathematics (must include MAT2063 Introduction to Statistics)
  • 9 semester hours in arts and humanities
  • 6 semester hours in natural sciences (must include BIO1014 Principles of Biology)
  • 9 semester hours in liberal arts electives
  • 16 semester hours in social work foundation courses required for admission to the program
    • Introduction to Social Work
    • Social Welfare Systems
    • Cultural and Human Diversity
    • Social Work Interviewing and Documentation
    • A minimum of 70 hours in a supervised field experience
  • 48.5 semester hours in social work program requirements
    • Foundations of Generalist Social Work Practice
    • Social Justice and Advocacy
    • Social Science Research Methods
    • Social Work Micropractice
    • Social Work Mezzopractice with Groups
    • Social Work Practice with Families
    • Human Behavior and the Social Environment I
    • Human Behavior and the Social Environment II
    • Social Work Macropractice
    • Analysis of Social Policy
    • Foundations of a Biblical Worldview
    • Integrated Social Work Seminar
    • Social Work Practicum
    • Technology for Professionals
    • Introduction to Statistics




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