Advanced Standing Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) - General

Advanced Standing Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) - General

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2023 through summer 2024. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

Core Courses
SOWK 600Advanced Generalist Bridge Course1
SOWK 625Social Policy, Justice, and Advocacy3
SOWK 650Diversity and Cultural Humility3
SOWK 655Advanced Generalist Social Work Practice3
SOWK 664Advanced Generalist Field Enrollment I0
SOWK 665Advanced Generalist Field Enrollment II0
SOWK 680Applied Research and Ethics3
SOWK 688Advanced Generalist Comprehensive Exam0
SOWK 690Advanced Generalist Field Experience and Seminar 19
Total Hours22

Students can choose to take SOWK 675 and SOWK 677 instead of SOWK 690. A minimum grade of B- is required for this requirement.

General Cognate
Advanced Generalist Social Work Practice Elective 13
Social Work Elective 23
Social Work Elective 23
Total Hours9

Choose one of the following courses: SOWK 610 or SOWK 641


Choose one of the following courses: MGMT 602, or any 600 level SOWK course not already required by the degree.

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 31 hours
  • A maximum of 3 credit hours may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No more than two grades of C may be applied to the degree (includes grades of C+ & C-)
  • No grade of D or below may be applied to the degree (includes grades of  D+ & D-)
  • Liberty University course work that is more than 10 years old may not be applied towards this degree. Students are required to repeat the course if it has exceeded the age limit.
  • Degree must be completed within 7 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Resident Format

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