Certificate programs & SPECIALIZATIONS
Add a focus to your social work degree
MSW students have the option to incorporate certificate programs or specializations into their standard course of study. Specializations and certificates are entirely optional but offer a focused academic experience for those students who want to delve deeply into a particular area of practice.
Occasionally, students are able to complete more than one specialization, but this requires very specific course scheduling. A number of factors contribute to the feasibility of completing additional specializations, including course availability, ability to cross-count courses between specializations, nature of field placement, etc. Students who are interested in more than one specialization should review the requirements for each specialization and discuss course scheduling with their academic advisor.
It is expected that all requirements for the specialization be met while the student is completing the MSW degree. Any exceptions must be approved in advance by the specialization director.