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MSW | Hybrid

The Hybrid MSW program is designed for students who are working full-time while pursuing their MSW and is available to both full program and advanced standing students. Students can expect to earn an MSW in 3 years by completing essential course work and practicum requirements according to the established degree plan.  Students who possess an undergraduate degree in social work from an accredited baccalaureate program in social work can be considered for advanced standing admission and complete their degree in approximately 2 years. 

Some courses have portions that will be delivered online with classes meeting in a face-to-face classroom setting one to two Saturdays a month and some courses will be delivered asynchronous online.  Hybrid Program students will be assigned to a cohort and will take classes with this same cohort throughout the program. During this time, students develop supportive professional relationships with their classmates that enhance the learning environment and help establish a network of support post-graduation. Classes for the Hybrid Program will be held only at the UH Sugar Land campus.  

The program starts with a 15 semester credit hour foundation offered across two semesters which includes practicum. This intensive curriculum is organized around content known as generalist practice in professional social work, and focuses on social, economic, and political justice, emphasizing critical thinking skills. The foundation curriculum begins with two days of large group classes offered on the Friday prior to the official start of UH fall semester from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

During the fall and spring semesters, students are expected to be available following their classes for special presentations, advising, and student programming on various Saturdays throughout the semester. Lunch is provided.

Application Deadlines

Please see the MSW Admissions page for a full list of deadlines, application requirements, and more!

Tuition and Fees

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