Master of Social Work (MSW): Advanced Generalist – Individual and Family Clinical Cognate
Serve Individuals and Children with Liberty University’s Online Master of Social Work – Individual and Family Clinical Cognate
Liberty University’s online Master of Social Work (MSW) – Advanced Generalist: Individual and Family Clinical cognate can help equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to succeed as a social worker. This degree program features courses that will challenge you to think critically as you expand your knowledge of issues faced by social workers. In addition, this program requires a minimum of 1,000 hours of field experience as well as practicums – so you can use your newly acquired knowledge to start making a difference in your community before you graduate.
As you look at different schools for your Master of Social Work degree, you likely have certain criteria. If you are willing to invest in a university, you expect that university to invest in you as well. At Liberty, we offer competitive tuition rates, highly respected accreditation, online courses, networking opportunities, a Christ-centered environment, and the opportunity to finish your degree in just 2 years. There has never been a better time to earn your Master of Social Work. Partner with us and become an advocate for families in your community.
Licensure requirements may vary by state. Please research your state’s licensure or reciprocity requirements here: https://www.liberty.edu/statelicensure/.
What Will You Learn in Liberty University’s Master of Social Work – Individual and Family Clinical Cognate?
- Ethics in social work
- Psychopathology and addiction as they relate to social work
- Social policy and its connection to social work
Our MSW degree is designed to help you make a positive difference in the lives of individuals and children. This MSW program includes advanced courses that can help prepare you to provide social work services in military, international, mental health, and nonprofit organizations. Whether you’d like to work in schools, hospitals, adoption agencies, nursing homes, group homes, or mental health clinics, Liberty’s online MSW – Individual and Family Clinical cognate can help prepare you for career success.
Potential Careers for MSW – Individual and Family Clinical Graduates
- Child and family social worker
- Medical social worker
- Mental health therapist
- School social worker
- Social work supervisor
Please note: Some roles may require licensure in social work, and each state has specific requirements for licensure.
Benefits of Pursuing Your MSW – Individual and Family Clinical Cognate with Liberty University
As a leader in distance education since 1985, we understand what it takes to create a flexible and affordable education for busy people. Since we have been investing in distance and online learning for decades, our experience has taught us how to streamline our degree options so you can focus on what really matters to you. While many schools offer online degrees, we believe Liberty stands out.
Here’s what sets us apart:
- We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank among Niche.com’s top 5 online schools in America. Earning your online MSW from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
- Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 6 years — and counting.
- You can complete this individual and clinical MSW program in as little as 2 years!
- Add at least 1,000 hours of field experience to your résumé prior to graduation.
- Satisfy requirements needed to sit for social work licensure exams.
Please note: Each state has unique requirements for becoming a licensed social worker. Be sure to research the requirements in your state.
Service is important to us, so whether you’re currently serving in the Armed Forces, have served, or are married to someone who serves, we’re here to serve you. Liberty’s military benefits are available to:
- Active duty service members of the U.S. Armed Forces
- Reserve/National Guard
- Spouses of service members and veterans/retirees
- Current Department of Defense employees
We are proud to support you in your pursuit of a flexible and affordable online education by offering you the following benefits:
- Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
- Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)
- 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Jan 10, 2022
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC
Experience That Matters to You
As an accredited Christian college with a 7,000-acre campus in Lynchburg, Virginia, Liberty University offers you an education that is both academically challenging and rooted in a biblical worldview.
At Liberty, you’ll benefit from 30+ years of learning, growing, adapting, and innovating for the distance learner — and more than a decade of researching the needs of the online student. You can be confident that we’ve taken the time to learn what’s important to you.
And what’s that?
- Academic Quality
These important factors challenged us to find new financial solutions, get ahead of industry trends, and blaze trails into cutting-edge career fields — and it’s paid off. That’s the difference experience makes.
We are widely recognized as a top university for affordability, accessibility, and academic quality.
Why Choose Liberty University?
Enjoy Flexible Courses
Choose from a wide variety of programs at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level, most of which are 100% online*. With an 8-week format and 8 start dates per year, it’s easy to fit your courses around your schedule!
* excludes licensure, certification, and some doctoral programs
Maximize Your Time
Start and finish your degree faster! Liberty requires no standardized testing for admission, and you can transfer previous course credit — transfer in up to 75% of a bachelor’s degree and up to 50% of a master’s, postgraduate, or doctoral degree — or discover how your life, career, or military experience may count toward your college degree.
Grow in Your Faith
All of our courses are taught from a Christian perspective, and our faculty see themselves as mentors. Our mission is to Train Champions for Christ — we’re committed to championing you as you study to go further in your field, become a leader in your industry, or start a new career.
Access Academic Support
Throughout your educational journey, you will have access to academic resources that will aid in the completion of your degree. Services include our online library, writing center, tutoring, study aids, IT assistance, 30+ tutorial videos, live webinars, and personalized help from our academic advising team.
At Liberty, we believe in putting a world-class Christian education within reach — so our tuition rates have been frozen for 6 years and counting!
As a nonprofit (not-for-profit) university, Liberty is in the business of training skilled professionals to make a difference in the world – not gaining profit, revenue, or producing dividends for shareholders. In keeping with our commitment to your education, we invest our resources back into degree programs and into your student experience.
While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university and has not increased tuition for 6 straight years. Lower tuition means less student loan debt for students.
For Liberty University, nonprofit is more than a status; it is a valuable opportunity to invest in the lives of students who will go out and impact the world.
Nearly 80% of all Liberty students in an online program are awarded financial aid. Virginia residents may qualify for additional aid — learn more!
Corporate Tuition Assistance
Deferred – If your company reimburses you for the cost of your education, you pay only a portion of your balance up front. You submit your grades to your employer who pays you, and then you pay the remaining balance for your classes.
Qualified military service members, veterans, and their spouses can receive up to 55% off their tuition rate for eligible programs!
Contact one of our Admissions Counselors for more information by calling (800) 424-9595.