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Old 03-21-2011, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Portland Maine
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Hi all, I'm looking into various MSW programs and was wondering if anyone had any input on the program at FSU? Anyone been in/ have friends who were in the program?

Currently live in Maine, 2 small children who would both be in school by the we moved, so suggestions for a safe/family friendly area? How are the schools?

I would be renting, right now I pay $900/mo for a 3 bedroom, with nothing included. Heating fuel in the NE is definitely an added expense on top of utilities. Is this a reasonable price for renting give or take?
I'm originally from Philly, so I get that there is crime in places and there are some areas you just don't go at night. That doesn't scare me.

Also, I have have been serving/bartending for years and would most likely be doing this while in school as well as trying to find at least a part time job as a Substance Abuse Counselor (which I would do BEFORE moving down). Anyone have any experience in either of these areas that can tell me what I can excpect to make $ wise. Can you make a living off working in a restaurant? Right now I work at a seasonal place that closes from Jan-April. Typically in the summer I make at lease $800 working 6 shifts.

Any other advice would be greatly appreciate.

Any NE transplants care to weigh in on their experience moving to the area?
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Old 03-21-2011, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Portland Maine
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This goes for both Tampa and St. Pete campus..
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Old 03-21-2011, 04:23 PM
 
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FSU is in Tallahassee, not Tampa nor St Pete.

But the MSW program at FSU is top-notch.
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Old 03-22-2011, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Portland Maine
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oops i meant USF..haha thanks
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Old 03-23-2011, 03:24 PM
 
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Overall, USF is a well regarded university with a rising reputation. I don't know about their MSW program but overall it is a good school. Of course, it does not compare with top private schools like Columbia, Stanford, Chicago, etc., but it is well regarded among public schools.
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Old 03-27-2011, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Pinellas County
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My husband took the course part time, hard work but he thought it very worthwhile. Much higher credit hours required as you probably know than many other masters degrees.
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