Social Work - MSW Traditional

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About the Program Social Work - MSW Traditional

Welcome to the Barry University School of Social Work. We view our School and Barry, as a family, and we are so proud to be a part of your journey. Informed by our Core Performance Standards, we will require advanced development of your skills in relationships, communication, critical thinking, and organization. We will challenge you to be your very best and support you all along the way.

The MSW Traditional program is 63 credits and designed for motivated newcomers to the field of social work to learn the skills to be effective in the field. Clinical in scope, our curriculum also provides MSW graduates with a foundation in policy practice, administrative leadership, and applied social research. In addition, our program is trauma-informed curriculum, exceptional faculty, visionary leadership team, and professional development opportunities. Our Center for Human Rights and Social Justice also provides a framework for social change.

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School of Social Work Highlights

  • Books

    Trauma-Informed Curriculum

  • Experiential Learning

    Experiential Learning

  • Instructor

    Award Winning Faculty

  • Certificate (1)

    CSWE Accredited

  • Books

    Trauma-Informed Curriculum

  • Experiential Learning

    Experiential Learning

  • Instructor

    Award Winning Faculty

  • Certificate (1)

    CSWE Accredited

MSW Traditional Program Highlights

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    Designed For

    This program is designed for someone without a CSWE-accredited BSW degree or from another undergraduate discipline.

  • Calendar

    Start When its Right for You

    You can start in January (spring), May (summer) or August (fall).

  • Goal

    Two Tracks to Graduation

    Part-time students take 2 classes a term and graduate in 28 months. Full-time students take 4 classes a semester and graduate in 16 months.

  • Savings

    Affordable Tuition

    Online tuition is $599 and face-to-face tuition is $699.

  • Instructor

    Modality

    Take classes face-to-face in Miami for full-time and part-time tracks. Part-time students can also complete the program online.

  • Clock

    Clinical Hours

    You will complete 1,000 clinical hours that are required for your LCSW license.

Program Options and Curriculum

Experiential Learning Clinical Education

At Barry University School of Social Work, Clinical Education provides an opportunity for students to gain real-life, hands-on work experience in social service agencies and organizations. Through this lived experience, students are able to practice the integration of social work knowledge, theories, values, ethics, skills, and techniques in work with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.

In collaboration with Clinical Education staff and administrators, students are able to select from a wide range of practice settings (i.e. children and families, mental health, substance abuse/addictions, hospitals, veteran’s administration, skilled nursing facilities, criminal justice, schools) the appropriate agency match to complete requirements of their Clinical Education courses. 

Clinical Placement at-a-glance Core Performance Standards

Clinical Sites Include:

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    Schools

  • Health

    Hospitals & Health Centers

  • Law

    Criminal Justice Agencies

  • Inclusive Community

    Community-based Agencies

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    Schools

  • Health

    Hospitals & Health Centers

  • Law

    Criminal Justice Agencies

  • Inclusive Community

    Community-based Agencies

Alyssa Persaud

Alyssa Persaud Director of Graduate Admissions

Welcome to Barry University School of Social Work - MSW Traditional Program!

“I want to make applying to Barry University a smooth experience so please connect with any questions you have about the application process. ”

Admissions Overview Admission Requirements

  • Plan

    Application including a 2-page statement of purpose and goals that demonstrate the values underlying the profession of social work

  • Certificate3

    Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized college or university with a 3.0 GPA in the last 60 credits

  • Inclusive2

    Two references from past professors, professionals, supervisors, or community leaders who can attest to your readiness for social work graduate studies.

  • Plan

    Application including a 2-page statement of purpose and goals that demonstrate the values underlying the profession of social work

  • Certificate3

    Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized college or university with a 3.0 GPA in the last 60 credits

  • Inclusive2

    Two references from past professors, professionals, supervisors, or community leaders who can attest to your readiness for social work graduate studies.

Admissions Overview Are you a Transfer or an International Student?

If you have started a Social Work program in another University that is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, you may be able to transfer up to 28 credit hours. In order to transfer these credits, you must have taken the course within the past five years and earned a grade of “B” or better.
If you are an international student, applying as early as possible is in your best interest in order to allow ample time for immigration processing. Please note that general admission to Barry University does not guarantee acceptance into all academic majors.

Financial Aid Affordable for you.

At BarryU, our tuition is competitive, affordable and still promises all the perks of a private school education. Our cost per credit is in-line with other institutions, but we offer a mission-driven educational experience and provide our students with small class sizes, personalized attention, and academic excellence. Scholarships, graduate assistantships, and financial aid can also be explored to help offset overall costs.

Barry University participates in the full array of federal and state financial aid programs. At Barry, we are committed to doing all we can to help you finance your education.

Barry University's Financial Aid staff will assist you through the financial aid application process.

Financial Aid Programs Tuition and Fees

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