University of Connecticut

About UConn SSW

Steve Sweeney, MSW '09The UConn School of Social Work is unique. Here, you have the opportunity to pursue a methods-based specialization in social work practice. You can choose an area of concentration — Casework; Group Work; Community Organization; Administration; or Policy Practice. Within your chosen area of concentration, you will learn specific skills and practices as they apply in a variety of professional settings.

Earn your MSW degree the way that works best for you.

Flexible study options

At the University of Connecticut School of Social Work we offer a variety of practical study plans geared to accommodate the active lifestyles of our student population. You may choose from a range of two, three and four year study plans. If you are not ready to return to college full-time you can earn up to fourteen credits toward your MSW degree through our non-degree program with courses offered in West Hartford and Waterbury.

Advanced Standing Option

If you graduated within the last six years with a BSW degree from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited institution, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, we offer a special designation called Advanced Standing. As an Advanced Standing student you can earn your Master of Social Work in a summer and one year.

Employed Social Work Program

If you work in a social work agency you may be able to use your employment to meet part of your field education requirement. Explore your options These are a few of the ways we can help tailor a degree program that works for you.

Open House or Information Session.

If you haven’t done so already, come to an Open House or Information Session. You will meet students, faculty, Admission and Financial Aid representatives and learn more about our flexible program options to chart a course of study that works with your schedule.