The Graduate College of Social Work offers the Masters in Social Work (M.S.W.) and the Ph.D. in Social Work. The M.S.W. is considered the terminal or final degree needed to enter professional social work practice at the advanced level. The M.S.W. degree can be completed in two years on a full-time basis, or in four years on a part-time basis. After completing the foundation curriculum, students select one of the following fields of practice concentrations: Health Care, Mental Health, Gerontological Social Work, Children and Families, or Political Social Work. The Ph.D. in social work is typically sought by those interested in teaching at the university level.
Master of Social Work Degree Requirements
- Satisfactory completion of a minimum of 63 semester hours in class
and field instruction in social work.
- At least a 3.00 (B) cumulative grade point average for all class
and field instruction courses.
- Faculty recommendation for award of the Master of Social Work degree.
- A non-refundable fee of $25.00 is required when the student applies
for graduation through the university's Graduation Office.
The GCSW curriculum was developed in accordance with the policies and standards of the Council on Social Work Education. The M.S.W. program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Additional information is available at the college's Web site: www.sw.uh.edu.
Baccalaureate and postbaccalaureate students interested in careers in human services and nonprofit management may wish to consider the American Humanics Certification program described below and in the Special Programs and Opportunities section of this catalog.
Students will be assessed a fee of $50 upon enrollment in the American Humanics Certificate program and an annual fee of $50 each year they are enrolled.
American Humanics Nonprofit Certificate Program
Course requirements for American Humanics Certification: (Students in Human Development and Family Studies and the Bauer College of Business should call the AH office at 713-743-8137 for specific degree options. See the Bauer College
of Business section for more information.)
- Overview of Human Services:
SOC 3318: Introduction
to Social Work and Social Services
- Management of Human Services:
SOCW 3354: Nonprofit Management
- Budgeting and Fiscal Management:
SOCW 3330: Nonprofit Financial Management
- Marketing/Public relations (choose one):
COMM 3368: Principles
of Public Relations
MARK 3336: Elements
of Marketing Administration
LOGT 2380: Distribution
- Human Development (choose one):
PSYC 2350: Child
PSYC 2351: Psychology
HDFS 2317: Intro to
Human Development and Intervention
- Principles of Fund Raising and Grant Writing:
(Noncredit Workshop Series)