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Combined Program: BA Psychological Science and Master's of Social Work

B.A. in Psychological Science Requirements

Class Number Course Name Credit Hours
PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY 112 Foundational Experiences in Psychology 1
STA 261 Statistics 4
PSS 218 Introduction to Research Design and Analysis 4
PSS 219 Advanced Research Design and Analysis 4
PSS 211 Career and College Development in Psychological Science 3
PSY Breadth courses Select one course from each breadth area: Biopsychology, Cognitive, Developmental, Individual and Social 15
PSS 350 Introduction to Counseling Methods 3
PSS 401.C Capstone in Clinical Psychological Science or Advanced Research Design and Analysis Capstone 3
Additional 300- and 400-level class requirement Use any two FSW courses here
46 Semester Hours

Note. Students can “double count” up to 9 credit hours of graduate level courses toward the 124 credits required for undergraduate degrees. Six of these credit hours may replace two 300/400- level PSS/PSY classes (see table); 3 credits would count as general elective credits.

Master's of Social Work requirements

Class Number Course Name Credit Hours Semester
FSW 515 Culturally-Informed Practice 3 Junior Fall
FSW 613 Ethics, Professionalism, and Self-Care 3 Senior Fall
FSW 621 SW Practice I 3 Senior Fall
FSW 611 Social Welfare Policy I 3 Junior Spring
FSW 622 Social Work Practice II 3 Senior Spring
FSW 641 Adv SW Practice focus (lifespan) 3 Senior Spring
FSW 619 Evaluating Clients and Programs 4 Grad Summer
FSW 664 Field I 3 Grad Summer
FSW 723 Assessment and the DSM 3 Grad Summer
FSW 602 Diverse Families in Context 3 Grad Fall
FSW 617 Human Behavior in the Social Environment 3 Grad Fall
FSW 688 Practice with Substance Use Disorders 3 Grad Fall
FSW 668 Clinical Interventions in SW 3 Grad Fall
FSW 765 Field Seminar 2 3 Grad Fall
FSW 642 Adv SW Policy Analysis focus (lifespan) 3 Grad Spring
FSW 717 Social Work Capstone 3 Grad Spring
FSW 724 Agency Administration 3 Grad Spring
FSW 766 Field Seminar 3 3 Grad Spring

Application Process and Eligibility

  • Miami students can declare their interest in the Combined Program anytime during their academic career.
  • Upon earning a minimum of 64 credit hours and a 3.00 cumulative GPA, students may apply to a Combined Program by completing the Graduate School application and submitting required materials. 
  • Standard Miami University Graduate School application and admission procedures apply.
  • Students remain classified as undergraduates until they have officially graduated from their undergraduate psychological science program.
  • Students have a maximum of 5 calendar years to complete their master’s degree from the time they are admitted to the program.
  • Social Work graduate classes are typically offered in a hybrid format, generally meeting face-to-face once every two weeks. Classes are scheduled from 4-6:40PM and from 7-9:40PM Monday to Thursdays.
  • This is an Oxford program, and we are working toward offering all of our Master’s classes in Oxford, but some classes may be held on the Middletown campus. 
  • For graduate students, tuition and fees are based on the number of credits taken per semester (not a flat rate for full-time students), and there is no difference in tuition rates for in-state vs. out-of-state/international students.
  • All students complete a total of 900 field practicum hours (Summer, Fall, and Spring semesters of the graduate program) where they develop knowledge and skills in a local agency. We have partnerships with over 100 non-profit agencies, schools, hospitals, and local Veterans Affairs. Internship settings are typically located within 50 miles of Oxford, Ohio.

If interested in the program, contact

Social Work

Angela Curl, PhD

Psychological Science

Beth Dietz, PhD

Barbara Oswald, PhD

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Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Hamilton Campus Mosler Hall 566
Middletown Campus Johnston Hall 203D