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Welcome Prospective Students!!
The Master of Social Work program is a collaboration between The College at Brockport and Nazareth College. It provides the best educational experience from two of the area’s finest academic institutions, and provides opportunities for graduates of the program to be on the cutting edge of new directions for social work practice. Students choose one of two concentrations:
- Family and Community – Students are prepared for practice in community-based programs that serve at-risk populations within families (currently only offered in Rochester).
- Interdisciplinary Health – Students are prepared for practice in comprehensive/specialized healthcare facilities, public health clinics and programs, medically based senior health care facilities, wellness/preventive healthcare, and mental health programs.
- Advanced Certificate in Gerontological Social Work (currently only offered in Rochester).
The Advanced Certificate is recognized by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and addresses a significant workforce shortage of social workers, and prepares students to work with aging populations.
- Day and evening classes are held at the Brockport MetroCenter, a secure and convenient location in downtown Rochester near various human services agencies.
- The MSW can be completed on either a full-time or part-time basis.
- Evening classes are also held at two extension sites on a part-time basis at the following locations:
- Jefferson Community College Higher education Center in Watertown, NY
- Cayuga Community College University Center in Auburn, NY
- Students who earned a bachelor’s degree in a discipline outside of Social Work are eligible to apply for the traditional 60-Credit MSW Program:
- The full-time program is completed in two years (four semesters).
- The part-time program can be completed in three or four years, including summer sessions.
36-Credit Advanced Standing
- Students who earned a Bachelor of Social Work within the past eight years from a CSWE accredited program are eligible to apply for the 36-credit Advanced Standing Program:
- The full-time program is completed in three semesters (one calendar year).
- The part-time program is completed in five semesters, including one summer session.
Transfer CreditStudents are allowed to transfer in a maximum of six (6) graduate credits of coursework earned at an accredited institution. It will be applied as elective credits toward the MSW degree and is subject to the approval of the MSW Faculty Advisor and/or Program Director.
- Transfer credit must be appropriate to the MSW degree and congruent with the student’s educational plan.
- A minimum grade of B (3.0) or higher must be earned for each course and must be accompanied by an official transcript and course description or syllabus
- Transfer credit must be earned not more than five years prior to matriculation.
- Courses graded S/U, P/F, or Audit are not transferable.
- Grades earned in transfer are not included in the quality point index.
- Students are required to maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 to obtain their MSW degree.
- Students earning a grade point average of less than 3.0 are placed on academic probation and then are limited to a maximum of 6 credit hours of course work in a subsequent term.
- Students may be on probation for two semesters; earning a grade point average of less than 3.0 for a third semester will be cause for dismissal from the MSW Program.
- Please note that probation status is accumulated throughout a student’s degree program. No more that two C grades (C or C+) in graduate level work earned to fulfill MSW degree requirements will be counted as part of the degree program. A student receiving a third C grade will be required to retake one of the courses. The course to be retaken will be determined in consultation with the MSW faculty advisor.
- Provisionally accepted full-time students must receive a 3.0 average for the first semester.
- Provisionally accepted part-time students must maintain a 3.0 average for the first two semesters.
DisabilitiesThe GRC MSW Program is committed to providing support services and assistance required for equal access for students with disabilities. Our support services are administered through Nazareth College, who has a firm commitment to meeting the guidelines for Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Qualified graduate students with documented disabilities may request appropriate accommodations to meet their learning styles and needs. Students diagnosed as having a disability may contact the Academic Counselor for Students with Disabilities at (585) 389-2754 for assistance. For additional information please visit the website at: http://www.naz.edu/dept/acad_advisement/document/disabilitieshandbook.pdf.
MSW Informational Materials
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