Master of Social Work

Degree Program Overview

Students leave the M.S.W. program as competent and creative social workers ready for advanced practice. The M.S.W. program at The University of Georgia is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The U.S. News and World Report ranks the UGA program 38th among 238 master of social work programs accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, the sole accrediting agency for social work education in the U.S. The pass rates for first-time examinees from UGA taking the Association of Social Work Boards’ master’s and clinical social work licensure examinations are significantly higher than the national average. Post-graduation employment rates are also high. At the time of the most recent UGA Career Outcomes survey, 92 percent of respondents from the MSW Class of 2015 were either employed full time or attending graduate school.* 

Curriculum and Courses

60 hours total – 35 hours required, 14 internship hours, & 9 hours of electives. For a complete list of classes click here.


At least 3 years


Click here for tuition rates per program.

Potential Careers

Graduates are prepared to obtain certification as a licensed social worker. Social workers are employed in a variety of settings, including mental health clinics, schools, child welfare and human service agencies, hospitals, settlement houses, community development corporations, private practices, research organizations, think tanks, and policy advocacy settings. They generally work full time and may need to work evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Associated Faculty

Dr. Betsy Vonk
Dr. Tony Lowe

Program Webpage


For admission related questions: Admissions Coordinator, Dr. Leon Banks,

For current students: Gwinnett Coordinator, Constance Wooden-Smith,, (678) 985-6796

*UGA Career Center, Class of 2015 Career Outcomes