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Master of Social Work Program

Department of Social Work

Welcome to the ETSU Asheville MSW Program!

We offer a traditional Three-Year Part-Time Program that is sixty-three credit hours and is focused on clinical practice. We also offer a Two-Year Part-Time Advanced Standing Program that is designed to specifically serve students who earned an undergraduate degree in social work.  Classes in both programs meet all day one day per week using a cohort model – one course in the morning and another in the afternoon. Students are enrolled in two courses each semester starting with the summer semester. Our goal is to develop a sense of community with students as they progress in the MSW program.  

An integral aspect of each student's plan of study is the clinical field experience during their second year in the program. Our field education office will work with individual students to establish a field practicum in or close to their home community.

We are excited to have a presence in western North Carolina and southern Appalachia. If you would like to meet to discuss either program option, please feel free to contact me. I look forward to speaking with you about our programming in Asheville, NC.

Thank you again for your interest,

Debi Thibeault

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Debi Thibeault, LCSW, DSW
Asheville MSW Programming Coordinator
 

Application Deadline - March 1st, 2019
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Location:

Classes are held at 36 Montford Avenue, Asheville NC 28801

Parking is located behind the LRU Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville


 Tuition

Students accepted into the Asheville program will pay the equivalency of in-state tuition and fees.  For fall 2016, in-state graduate fees for 3 semester credit hours were $1,593.00.  For ETSU’s current Fee and Tuition Schedule, go to: https://www.etsu.edu/bf/bursar/tuitioninfo/calendar.php


FAQ

1. Who will teach the courses?

Classes in both Asheville MSW programs are taught by faculty from the ETSU MSW Program in a face-to-face and online format. On occasion, qualified adjunct faculty from the Asheville area may be used.

2. What degree do I need to have to apply for the program?

Applicants for the two-year part-time advanced standing program must have a BSW degree from an accredited Council on Social Work Education social work program subsequent to 1984. 

3. How long will it take to complete the MSW?

 By following the outlined plan of study, a student will receive the MSW degree in two.  All

 degree requirements must be completed within six years.

4. Can I continue to work while enrolled in the program?

Yes.  Classes meet during the day on Fridays.  Employment in a human services agency is encouraged.  Students need to discuss their educational plans with their employer.

5. Where and when will I attend classes?

Classes meet on Fridays (9:00 am - noon, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm).

6. Is there an internship?

Yes.  Students enrolled in the two-year part-time advanced standing program are required to complete a clinical field experience in the second year.  Additional field fees apply, and internships at a student’s workplace will be considered on an individual basis.

7. How do I apply?

Prospective students must submit the following: online application, application fee of $45, personal narrative, resume, transcript(s), and letters of recommendation.  To apply, go to: https://www.etsu.edu/crhs/socialwork/msw_program/apply.php

8. When is the application deadline? 

The deadline for all application materials for both programs is March 1, 2017.

9. Is the ETSU MSW program accredited?

Yes, the ETSU MSW program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

Asheville Three-Year Part-Time Advanced Standing Program

Application Deadline - March 1st
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Plan of Study
(37 credit hours)


FIRST YEAR CURRICULUM

Summer
SOWK 5430 - Psychopathology (3 credits)
SOWK 5XXX - Elective (3 credits)

Fall
SOWK 5303 - Advanced Practice with Individuals I (3 credits)
SOWK 5XXX - Elective (3 credits

Spring
SOWK 5305 - Personal practice Evaluation (3 credits)
SOWK 5XXX - Elective (3 credits)

 

SECOND YEAR CURRICULUM 

Summer
SOWK 5403 - Administrative Practices in HSO (3 credits)
SOWK 5325 - Advanced Practice with Individuals II (3 credits)

Fall
SOWK 5323 - Advanced Practice with Groups (3 credits)
SOWK 5306 - Advanced Practice Field I (4 credits)

Spring
SOWK 5313 Advanced Practice with Families (3 credits)
SOWK 5406 Advanced Practice Field II (3 credits)

 Asheville Three-Year Part-Time Traditional Program

Application deadline - March 1st
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Plan of Study
(63 credit hours)

FIRST YEAR CURRICULUM

Summer
SOWK 5100 - Social Work Practice Foundations I (3 credits)
SOWK 5102- Human Behavior in the Social Environment I (3 credits)

Fall
SOWK 5202 - Human Behavior in the Social Env II (3 credits.)
SOWK 5203 - Social Work Practice Foundations II (3 credits)

Spring
SOWK 5104 - Social Welfare Policy & Services (3 credits)
SOWK 5205 - Social Work Research (3 credits)

 

SECOND-YEAR CURRICULUM

Summer
SOWK 5220 - Social Work Practice Foundations III (3 credits)
SOWK 5430 - Psychopathology (3 credits)

Fall
SOWK 5303 - Advanced Practice with Individuals I (3 credits)
SOWK 5106 - Foundation Field Practicum I (4 credits)                               

Spring
SOWK 5305 - Personal Practice Evaluation (3 credits)
SOWK 5206 - Foundation Field Practicum II (4 credits)

 

THIRD-YEAR CURRICULUM

Summer
SOWK 5403 - Administrative Practices in HSO (3 credits)
SOWK 5325 - Advanced Practice with Individuals II (3 credits)

Fall
SOWK 5323 - Advanced Practice with Groups (3 credits)
SOWK 5306 - Advanced Field Practicum I (4 credits)

Spring
SOWK 5313 - Advanced Practice with Families (3 credits)
SOWK 5406 - Advanced Practice Field II (3 credits) 

*** 2 floating electives are required. Student chooses the semester, course, and delivery (online or face-to-face). Approval by advisor is required.***

 

 

 

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