Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited school, a 3.0 GPA, and a transcript from their undergraduate institution. More information can be found on our Master of Social Work page.
FSU can’t guarantee that students can have placement in their place of employment, but we will work with you to help you establish convenient field placements and suitable alternatives.
Many of our current existing field placement options can be found here. However, Florida State University is continuously looking to develop new placement opportunities and is willing to work with you to establish field placements that will be convenient for you as you complete your degree.
If you have completed an undergraduate degree and live in a geographical area that is served by the program, you may apply for the MSW online program. If you do not reside in one of the areas that is covered, then are you not currently eligible for the online program at this time.
The specific areas covered are available here.
Advanced Standing is available to students who have completed a bachelor’s degree in social work from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited institution or students who are transferring from a CSWE-accredited two-year master's degree program with one year of generalist studies field placement. The Traditional program is for students who hold a bachelor’s degree, but their degree is not in the social work concentration. More information can be found on our Master of Social Work page.
The College of Social Work’s Office of Field Education works with students and various agencies to place students in programs/organizations that match their goals. Some of the agencies FSU contracts with offer stipends as well as the potential for future employment.
FSU’s College of Social Work and the College’s Office of Professional Development work with students to make them career ready. While the MSW program meets all the licensure requirements for Florida, if you are a student who wants to practice in a different state after you graduate, contact the state board for licensure requirements and email, fax, or scan the requirements to the Office of Professional Development.
If you are experiencing issues with Blackboard, please go to https://support.campus.fsu.edu/kb/article/666-about-fsu-blackboard-user-support. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org after hours or if you are having a technical issue that is not related to the LMS.