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About the Master of Social Work Program

The M.S.W. program offers a two-year full-time program, a three-year part-time program, and an advanced standing program. Students in the two-year program complete foundation courses in the first year, while the second, or concentration year, focuses on advanced direct practice with children, youth and families. The two-year program is designed for students who are able to devote the majority of their time to completion of degree requirements. Full-time employment is not recommended for students in this program. The part-time program is designed for students who wish to work full-time while completing the degree. The coursework, which is offered primarily in the evening, requires six semesters and three graduate summer terms to complete. Both the two-year and part-time programs require two block field placements, while the Advanced Standing curriculum includes field placements in both the summer and spring semesters. Applicants must meet all admission requirements for the M.S.W. Program and the Division of Graduate Studies at Jackson State University.

For more information, contact the Office of the M.S.W. Program at (601) 432-6819, email:, or click on one of the links above. Please note that the priority deadline for submission of all application materials to the M.S.W. Program and to the Graduate School at Jackson State University is March 1 of each year.