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New master's program aimed at working adults

October 30, 2013

The deadline is fast approaching for applications for a new and unique master's program in social work at CSU.

The part-time Master of Social Work Program, designed specifically for working adults, gives students the opportunity to earn a master’s in social work in fewer than three years. Application deadline is Nov. 15 for the fully accredited program, with classes beginning next summer.

“We contacted every agency in the area where we had placed interns and asked them what would be the best program to accommodate working professionals,” said Maria Puig, associate professor of social work at CSU. “This is a part-time cohort model targeting professionals who can’t really take off just to go to school.

“This is the premier degree to have if you want to go into the social work field. Graduates will have the knowledge and training to intervene with communities and families.”

Work-friendly classes

After the first summer session, classes will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays every other week during summer, fall and spring semesters. During the first session, classes will meet Tuesday–Thursday evenings every week until mid-July.

Anyone with a bachelor's degree with a 3.0 GPA and 400 hours of volunteer or paid human services experience is eligible. Applicants need not have a degree in social work to apply.

Apply now

Those interested can apply online. For more information, e-mail program coordinator Peter Friedrichsen or call (970) 491-2536.