Traditional MSW Tampa

The Tampa Campus Classroom Based MSW program is designed to prepare professionals to become tomorrow’s leaders in social work clinical practice. Our USF MSW Programs are built upon a strong foundation of social work ethics, values and professional standards, followed by advanced scholarly study in preparation for clinical social work with individuals, families, groups and communities.


Our program is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Program Eligibility 

Must hold a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and hold a minimum 3.0 GPA in all undergraduate and graduate courses.

Program Options

  • Full Time Program: 4 semesters, 60 credit hours
  • Part Time Program: 8 semesters, 60 credit hours

Application Process

Submit completed Graduate Admissions Application to USF Graduate Admissions in addition to:

  1. Non-refundable $30 application fee
  2. Official Transcripts mailed from each university you have attended
    • Only unofficial transcripts required for USF graduates
  3. School of Social Work Application
  4. Three (3) Letters of Recommendation (At least one academic and one professional)
  5. Statement of Purpose (500 words maximum)
  6. Professional Statement (500 words maximum)

    Please answer the following questions (500 word combined maximum. When creating a Word document, make it two pages, use 12pt font, and double-space; cite sources where appropriate):

    - Identify one value from the NASW code of ethics (e.g., social justice, dignity and worth of the person, importance of human relationships, etc.) and how it relates to your desire to complete/acquire an M.S.W. degree. Tip: Refer to the NASW Code of Ethics.
    - The USF School of Social Work is committed to social justice. We stand against discrimination of all groups. Please comment on what these statements mean to you and your desire to be a social worker

  7. No GRE Required (with a 3.0 or higher GPA)

For additional information, contact: 

Valentina "V" Arcila, Academic Program Specialist