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Medical Social Work Certificate 2020-2021 Catalog Year

Marieb College of Health & Human Services

The Department of Social Work offers a Medical Social Work certificate for students who have a prior Master's degree in social work and are seeking to increase their knowledge in the field of medical social work.

Program Admission Requirements
  1. Submission of a FGCU Post-Baccalaureate Non-Degree Application to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
  2. An Official transcript showing the award of a master's degree in social work from an academic institution accredited by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE).
  3. An official transcript of all completed post-bachelor's coursework.
  4. Submission of a written statement of career goals as related to the field of medical social work.

Deadline:  Applications for admission are considered on a continuing basis.  Applicants should consider that required and elective courses may only be offered once per year.  Tutition is required for all coursework.

For more information, please contact Dr. Thomas P. Felke at (239) 590-7841

Progression and Additional Graduation Requirements

Students must satisfactorily complete the minimum number of credit hours specified by the certificate program.  A grade of 'B' or higher must be earned in all required and elective courses taken for completion of the certificate program.

Program Requirements

Required Courses (9 credits)

  • SOW 6603 Medical Social Work (3)
  • SOW 6678 Loss & Bereavement (3)
  • SOW 6696 Trauma-Informed Care (3)

Transfer or other course substitutions may be considered on an individual basis.


Elective Courses (3 credits)

Students may choose one social work elective course from either the list provided below or from the existing social work elective course inventory with the approval of the MSW Program Coordinator.

  • SOW 6624 SW Practice with Latinos/as (3)
  • SOW 6644 Issues in Aging (3)
  • SOW 6675 Vulnerable Populations (3)
  • SOW 6710 Chemical Dependency (3)
  • SOW 6786 Human Trafficking (3)


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