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Master of Social Work

 

 

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This program calls for two academic years of study (18 months, exclusive of summers) and completion of 60 credit hours. Students ordinarily spend two consecutive days per week on campus taking classroom courses and 16 hours per week in social work agencies or settings gaining social work experience under supervision. These combined experiences help the student synthesize and integrate social work theory and practice.

Practicum education accounts for 14 acedemic credit hours, and classroom experience accounts for 46 acedemic credit hours of the MSW degree. Usually, practicum placements can be developed for students in agencies in the region in which they live or work. Practicum placements are 16 clock hours per week.

First Year (Generalist Foundation) Curriculum
Fall Semester

COURSE

SEMESTER HOURS

MSW 510 Generalist Practice I

3

MSW 610 Human Behavior Theories

3

MSW 710 SW Research Design 

3

MSW 810 Social Welfare Policy

2

MSW 601 Field Seminar I

1

MSW 591 Field Instruction I

3

Total semesters hours

15

 

Spring Semester 

COURSE

SEMESTER HOURS

MSW 520 Generalist Practice II

3

MSW 620 Diversity and Social Systems

3

MSW 720 SW Program Evaluation

3

MSW 820 Social Policy Analysis

2

MSW 602 Field Seminar II: Policy Practice

1

MSW 592 Field Instruction II

3

Total semester hours

15

 

 

Second Year (Empowerment Concentration) Year
Fall Semester
 

COURSE

SEMESTER HOURS

MSW 530 Empowerment Practice I

3

MSW *** Elective

3

MSW *** Elective

3

MSW 603 Field Seminar III: SW Ethics

2

MSW 593 Field Instruction III

4

Total semester hours

15

 

Spring Semester

COURSE

SEMESTER HOURS

MSW 540 Empowerment Practice II

3

MSW *** Elective

3

MSW *** Elective

3

MSW 604 Field Seminar IV: Ethical Decision Making

2

MSW 593 Field Instruction IV

4

Total semester hours

15

 

Empowerment Concentration Electives 

ELECTIVES

SEMESTER HOURS

MSW 550 Empowerment Social Work in Mental Health

3

MSW 560 Empowerment Social Work in Child Welfare

3

MSW 570 Couple and Family Therapy

3

MSW 580 Empowerment Social Work in Aging

3

MSW 590 Advanced Group Work

3

MSW 740 Advanced Data Analysis

3

MSW 830 Supervision

3

MSW 840 Exceptional Child for Social Work

3

MSW 850 Empowerment Social Work in School Settings

3

MSW 860 Economic and Social Justice

3

MSW 870 Management in Human Services

3

MSW 910 Ethical Issues

3

MSW 920 Empowerment Social Work in Substance Abuse

3

MSW 930 International SW and Social Welfare

1-3

MSW 940 Feminist Social Work

3

MSW 950 Empowerment Social Work in Health Care

3

MSW 960 Collaborative Practice with Difficult Clients

3

MSW 970 Spirituality and Social Work

3

MSW 980 Trauma Informed Child Welfare Practice

3

MSW 99* Special Topics

 

 

Generalist Year Practicum
2 days per week
16 clock hours per week
Fall and Spring Semesters

Empowerment Year Practicum 
2 days per week
16 clock hours per week
Fall and Spring Semesters