The Masters in Social Work Program (commonly referred to as MSW) will educate and produce advanced social work practitioners. The graduation requirement for the MSW degree is 61 credits, which can be taken in a two-year sequence or a four-year sequence. Students will be admitted as a cohort group either to the two-year or four-year sequence. The advanced standing program is 33 credits which is the concentration year of the MSW program (including three elective courses). The MSW program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Please click on any of the links below for a more in-depth look at our Masters in Social Work Program. If you have any questions, please call the School of Social Work’s Office at 780-4120 or email Dr. Dorothea Ivey, MSW Coordinator, at dorothea.ivey@maine.edu

  • Academics – Learn more about earning a Masters in Social Work (MSW).
  • Admission Information – Review the admissions process for the Masters in Social Work (MSW) degree.
  • Cost, Financial Aid, & Scholarships – Information from the Student Financial Services office regarding financial assistance.
  • Curriculum [PDF] – Course sequences for the Full-Time Regular, Part-Time Regular, Full-Time Advance Standing, Part-Time Advance Standing, and Low Residency cohort.
  • FAQ – Frequently asked questions and answers regarding the MSW application process.
  • MSW Advanced Standing Program – Information for applicants to apply to the Masters in Social Work Advanced Standing cohort.
  • MSW Low Residency Program (NEW) [PDF] – MSW Low Residency cohort course sequence.
  • Non-Matriculated Students Information – Policies and course listings for non-matriculated students.
  • Student Handbook [PDF] – Policies, procedures, and resources available to Masters in Social Work students.