Congratulations on your acceptance into the Master of Social Work (MSW) Program within the College of Health and Human Services. This is an exciting time as you begin to advance your role and responsibilities in providing care to all people in a variety of settings. Guided by the NASW Code of Ethics, our faculty and staff are passionate about social work, advancing social justice, community engagement and advocacy, your learning experience in the program, and your success in the field post-graduation. Our faculty areas of research and clinical expertise include trauma, interpersonal violence, food insecurity, aging and mental health, gerontology, international social work, direct practice, policy, research, team-based pedagogy, clinical diagnoses, forensic social work, and more! We are honored and look forward to working with you.
Your time in the MSW program will be challenging yet extremely rewarding. You will find the curriculum to be accelerated, engaging and will well prepare you to provide leadership in a multitude of all healthcare settings. Faculty and I look forward to meeting you. Welcome to the NKU Norse family!
Dr. Katherina Terhune
MSW Program Director, School of Social Work
This program includes sixty (60) semester hours offered in a variety of formas and delivery options. Some courses are all online, while others include an online component but also require in-person class attendance on campus on Mondays and Tuesdays. In-person classes start at 4:30 PM and conclude at 7:15 PM. Admissions are approved only for the summer semesters and can be completed in two (2) years if students follow the full-time advising schedule.
Advising Plan (coming soon)
This program includes sixty (60) semester hours, and all online courses are taught in 7-week sessions. Admissions may be approved for fall, spring, or summer semesters. This program can be completed in approximately two (2) years if students follow the full-time advising schedule.
To be eligible for admission to the Advanced Standing MSW Program, applicants must meet the following qualifications:
Standard MSW Degree Details: This program includes sixty (60) semester hours, and all online courses are taught in 7-week sessions. Admissions may be approved for fall, spring, or summer semesters. This program can be completed in approximately two (2) years if students follow the full-time advising schedule.
Advising Plan (coming soon)
Summer & Fall 2023 Priority Registration
Students should check the NKU Academic Calendar for questions related to Campus wide deadlines, i.e. last day to drop a class, holidays, last day to register, etc. The Academic calendar can be found in the "Quick Links" drop down menu on the upper right corner of any NKU webpage.https://inside.nku.edu/registrar/calendars.html
**Accelerated Online Programs, please reference the 7 week section for each academic session**
All accelerated online program tuition and fees are due at the beginning of the FIRST SESSION for all courses registered for that semester. Full payment must be received by the first day of class or your classes will be dropped for non-payment. Due to the short nature of each session, no payment plan is available. Additional payment information for the accelerated online programs. Please be aware that each course section you are enrolled in may be in a different SESSION and therefore have separate drop dates for tuition adjustments.
Please access the Academic Calendar and review the dates that impact YOU! Please contact Student Account Services for any further questions. https://inside.nku.edu/studentaccountservices.html
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