Barry University School of Social Work is located in Miami Shores, Florida and offers BSW, MSW, and PhD programs to students. The BSW program requires students to complete a volunteer service worth 75 hours and one practice course during their junior year, and a field placement of 480 hours and three practice courses during their senior year. The purpose of the BSW program is to give students a strong foundational understanding of the social work field and prepare them for a more advanced graduate program.
Barry also offers an MSW degree program that can be completed in two years of full-time study. This 60-credit program is known as a ‘clinical school,’ meaning that all students who enroll at Barry get a clinical background, unlike other schools that give students a choice between direct and indirect practice. All students are trained in social policy, research methods, and social work practice with families and individuals. Field education is required for all students in the MSW program, which includes 448 hours in the foundation year and 480 hours in the concentration year. Students may also enroll in the program part-time, which can be completed in 7 or 8 semesters. The full-time program is offered at the Miami Shores campus, and part-time programs are offered at Miami Shores and Palm Beach. (more…)