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, Principles of Biology, Principles of Macroeconomics and American Politics and Government.
  • 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.
  • 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 120 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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