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Master of Social Work Program

Department of Social Work

Part-time MSW program now offered in Sevierville! 


In an effort to make our programming more accessible to the people of the region we share, the Department of Social Work is happy to announce our part-time MSW program is now being offered in Sevierville. Classes will be held at either the Sevierville Center, online, or in asynchronous formats.

This effort to provide easily accessible classroom instruction is combined with a select menu of online courses and every effort to provide field education (internship) opportunities in the immediate locales where students live or work. It is an expression of the commitment of the Department of Social Work at East Tennessee State University to maintain quality through face-to-face interaction with all students, while also recognizing that some curricular content lends itself quite appropriately to electronic media and the conveniences offered to students through asynchronous learning environments.

Off-site classes are typically taught by the same full- and part-time faculty who teach courses on the main ETSU campus in Johnson City, TN, with pedagogies and intended learning outcomes identical to program counterparts there. If you're committed to a career as a professional social worker and the education/training that this requires, this accessible location and format will provide you with the learning environment and flexibility to meet your educational goals. 

Tiffany Presnell Sevierville Coordinator                     Photo of Dr. Mary Mullins

Tifffany Presnell, LCSW                   Dr. Mary Mullins
Sevierville Cohort Coordinator         MSW Program Director

Orientation for 2018-2019 cohort students will be held August 20th at the Sevierville Center.

Applications have closed for the 2018-2019 school year.

Information Sessions for the 2019-2020 school year TBA.


Plan of Study
(63 credit hours)


Fall 2018
SOWK 5100 - Social Work Practice Foundations I (3 credits)
SOWK 5102 - Human Behavior in the Social Environment I (3 credits)

Spring 2019
SOWK 5203 - Social Work Practice Foundations II (3 credits)
SOWK 5202 - Human Behavior in the Social Environment II (3 credits)


Summer 2019
SOWK 5205 - Research (3 credits)
SOWK 5104 - Social Welfare Policy & Services (3 credits)

Fall 2019
SOWK 5220 - Social Work Practice Foundations III (3 credits)
SOWK 5430 - Psychopathology (3 credits)

Spring 2020
SOWK 5303 - Advanced Practice with Individuals I (3 credits)
SOWK 5106 - Foundation Field I (4 credits)


Summer 2020
SOWK 5305 - Personal Practice Evaluation (3 credits)
SOWK 5206 - Foundation Field II (4 credits)

Fall 2020
SOWK 5403 - Administrative Practices in Human Service Organizations (3 credits)
SOWK 5325 - Advanced Practice with Individuals II (3 credits)

Spring 2021
SOWK 5325 - Advanced Practice with Groups (3 credits)
SOWK 5306 - Advanced Practice Field I (4 credits)

Summer 2021
SOWK 5313 - Advanced Practice with Families (3 credits)
SOWK 5406 - Advanced Practice Field II (3 credits)


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