- 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
|Class Number||Course Name||Credit Hours|
|PSY 111||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|PSY 112||Foundational Experiences in Psychology||1|
|PSS 302||Introduction to Research Design and Analysis||4|
|PSS 211||Career and College Development in Psychological Science||4|
|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 OR PSS 402||Capstone in Clinical Psychological Science or Advanced Research Design and Analysis Capstone||3|
|Additional 300-and 400-level class requirement||Use any two FSW 500+ courses here||6|
|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.
|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
- 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.