Social Work (M.S.W.) - Advanced Generalist - General

Social Work (M.S.W.) - Advanced Generalist - General

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2022 through summer 2023. 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 501Generalist Social Work Concepts3
SOWK 510Generalist Social Work Macro Practice3
SOWK 530Human Behavior and the Social Environment3
SOWK 545Generalist Field Enrollment II0
SOWK 550Generalist Practice with Individuals and Families3
SOWK 555Generalist Social Work Practice with Groups3
SOWK 570Generalist Social Work Communication and Ethics3
SOWK 580Generalist Social Work Statistics, Research, and Ethics3
SOWK 588Generalist Comprehensive Exam0
SOWK 590Generalist Field Experience and Seminar8
or SOWK 560
SOWK 565
Generalist Field Experience and Seminar A
and Generalist Field Experience and Seminar B
SOWK 625Social Policy, Justice, and Advocacy3
SOWK 650Diversity and Cultural Humility3
SOWK 655Advanced Generalist Social Work Practice3
SOWK 665Advanced Generalist Field Enrollment II0
SOWK 670Advanced Generalist Field Experience and Seminar 19
or SOWK 675
SOWK 677
Advanced Generalist Field Experience and Seminar A
and Advanced Generalist Field Experience and Seminar B
SOWK 680Applied Research and Ethics3
SOWK 688Advanced Generalist Comprehensive Exam0
Total Hours50

Minimum grade of B- required

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 Advanced Social Work Macro Practice (3 c.h.) or SOWK 641 Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice (3 c.h.)


Choose one of the following courses: MGMT 602 Non-Profit Management (3 c.h.)SOWK 612 Program Development and Supervision (3 c.h.), SOWK 643 Child and Family Social Work Clinical Practice (3 c.h.), SOWK 644 Social Development and International Social Work Practice (3 c.h.), SOWK 645 Psychopathology and Addictions (3 c.h.)SOWK 647 Military Social Work Practice (3 c.h.), or SOWK 697 Special Topics in Advanced Generalist Social Work (3 c.h.)

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 60 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of the program 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 7 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 & Online Format

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