The Graduate Certificate in Social Work Management prepares MSW graduates to be managers in social service settings.  Students develop advanced knowledge and skills in organizational practice, supervisory management, leadership and decision-making, marketing in the social sector, financial resource development, and budgeting and fiscal management.

The 15-credit graduate certificate uses the MSW program elective sequence as a platform for developing advanced knowledge and skills.  Most courses are offered on a two-year rotation, including evening, weekend, and summer intensives.

The curriculum is based on the Leadership and Management Practice Standards established by the National Network for Social Work Managers.

Please note the Certificate program is separate from the MSW program and requires two applications:
  • The Graduate Certificate Application must be submitted to the School of Social Work
  • The UAA Application for Admission to a Certificate Program must be submitted to Enrollment Services


CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS                                                               Total = 15 credits

Required Courses  
SWK A634 - Organizational Practice
SWK A654 - Supervisory Management in Social Work
SWK A659 - Leadership and Decision-Making in Social Work
SWK A660 - Financial Leadership for Social Work Administrators
SWK A661 - Marketing in the Social Sector
SWK A662 - Financial Resource Development for Social Services
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Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Social Work management will be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills to perform organizational social work practice roles using multiple interventions directed at multiple levels.

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to
1. Demonstrate the role of leadership and decision-making in social service organizations.
2. Apply supervisory management skills at multiple levels within an organization.
3. Integrate budget development and fiscal analysis into social services program planning.
4. Utilize social sector marketing concepts to enhance the mission of their respective programs and organizations.
5. Design and implement financial resource development plans for social programs/social service agencies.

Download the Graduate Certificate Application

Find information regarding the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Social Work Practice

Chad Morse, Certificate Program Coordinator
(907) 786-6904

School of Social Work
3211 Providence Drive
Gordon Hartlieb Hall Room 106
Anchorage, Alaska 99508
(907) 786-6900