Master of Social Work


The mission of the Master of Social Work Program at Kennesaw State University is to produce innovative social workers who facilitate and enhance the well-being of individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.

The Master of Social Work (MSW) degree is designed to prepare students for entry-level professional practice in social work. Upon graduation, students are eligible to take the Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW) exam, and they may also pursue further clinical supervision requirements to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). The KSU MSW degree is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. 

Our social work degree offers a full-time program of study with a focus in clinical social work practice. The program consists of four academic semesters (two years) of 60 credit hours with 48 of these credit hours spent in the classroom and 12 in supervised field practicum sites located throughout the Atlanta area. It should be noted that the MSW Program is offering Advanced Standing as of spring 2023.

Clinical Field Practicum

All MSW students are required to complete a clinical field practicum at an agency site approved by the Department. First-year and second year students in the full-time program of study spend two full days in a field practicum setting.

More specific details of the program of study and policies for the program can be found in the University Graduate Catalog.