Fort Valley State University to Offer a Master of Social Work Degree Program

Historically Black Fort Valley State University has announced that it will launch a master of social work degree program. Recruiting for students will begin in the fall. Classes start in the spring semester.

The new program will offer face-to-face and fully synchronous online paths to the degree. The new program requires a total of 45 credit hours. This will allow the enrolled students to graduate within two years. The degree has two concentrations:  mental health and alcohol and drug addiction counseling.

The new master’s degree program will allow students to engage, assess, intervene, and evaluate individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities to prepare for immersion in a culturally diverse landscape. Graduates will have career options for students looking to serve in high-demand areas, including as therapists, counselors, social program administrators/managers, and researchers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics projections, the overall employment of social workers will grow by 11 percent by 2028.

Komanduri Murty, professor and chair of the university’s department of behavioral and social sciences, called the MSW program a welcome addition, especially for previous social work graduates who want to expand their professional options. “We are very excited about this wonderful opportunity to start a new master’s program for our social work majors, who have long been awaiting it,” Dr. Murty said. “Our faculty are fully prepared to equip students in the MSW program to develop a holistic perspective and deeper understanding of human behavior.”

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Get the JBHE Weekly Bulletin

Receive our weekly email newsletter delivered to your inbox

Latest News

Higher Education Gifts or Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Three African Americans Appointed to Leadership Positions in Diversity

The three African Americans appointed to diversity positions are Melanie Duckworth at the University of Nevada Reno, Doug Thompson at the University of Notre Dame, and Anthony Jones at Centre College in Kentucky.

Tuajuanda Jordan to Retire From the Presidency of St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Dr. Jordan has led St. Mary's College of Maryland for the past 10 years. She has previously held faculty and leadership positions with Xavier University of Louisiana, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Lewis & Clark College.

The White House Releases Report on “The Economics of HBCUs”

The report found that although HBCUs account for less than 3 percent of all higher education institutions in the United States, they have 8 percent of all Black undergraduate student enrollments and produce 13 percent of all bachelor's degrees earned by Black students.

Featured Jobs