- 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.
Combined Program: BA Psychological Science and Master's of Social Work
|Introduction to Psychology
|Foundational Experiences in Psychology
|Introduction to Research Design and Analysis
|Career and College Development in Psychological Science
|PSY Breadth courses
|Select one course from each breadth area: Biopsychology, Cognitive, Developmental, Individual and Social
|Introduction to Counseling Methods
|PSS 401.C OR PSS 402
|Capstone in Clinical Psychological Science or Advanced Research Design and Analysis Capstone
|Additional 300-and 400-level class requirement
|Use any two FSW 500+ courses here
|Related Courses for the PSS major
One foreign language at the 102 level or above
One global or intercultural course beyond the Miami Plan requirement
|42 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.
|Ethics, Professionalism, and Self-Care
|SW Practice I
|Social Welfare Policy I
|Social Work Practice II
|Adv SW Practice focus (lifespan)
|Evaluating Clients and Programs
|Assessment and the DSM
|Diverse Families in Context
|Human Behavior in the Social Environment
|Practice with Substance Use Disorders
|Clinical Interventions in SW
|Field Seminar 2
|Adv SW Policy Analysis focus (lifespan)
|Social Work Capstone
|Field Seminar 3
Application Process and Eligibility
- 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.