Make a difference in the lives of individuals, families and communities
With the only program in Southwest Florida to offer bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work, we have a reputation for being rigorous and demanding while at the same time being student friendly.
As a student in either of our accredited programs, you’ll gain real-world perspectives from professors who share their experiences from their days as practitioners. Both programs feature intensive, hands-on clinical internships and on-campus classes to reinforce the highly personalized aspect of the field. Our innovative programs emphasize extensive clinical exposure. Second-year undergraduates and graduates attend classes one day a week, leaving the rest of the week for clinical experience, field work, research and other demands of our comprehensive education. Graduates who intend to earn an MSW from FGCU can enter our advanced standing program within five years and reduce the master’s course load by half.
We’re proud to have the second-highest pass rates in the state for licensure and higher-than-average graduate employment rates. In fact, many of our students receive job offers to work in adoption, nonprofit, grief counseling, advocacy and other settings from the places they intern — before their internship is even completed. That’s how well prepared our students are.
Learn more about our degree programs
The Master and Bachelors of Social Work Program has been accredited through 2023 by the Council on Social Work Education Commission on Accreditation
Explore areas of specialty in social work
- Child Welfare
- Medical Social Work
- Mental Health
- Military Social Work
- Community Organization
- Policy Planning
- School Social Work
- Substance Abuse