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Master of Social Work

 

Standard Full-time

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
MSW 510 Generalist Practice I, 3 credits
MSW 610 Human Behavior Theories, 3 credits
MSW 710 SW Research Design, 3 credits
MSW 810 Social Welfare Policy, 3 credits
MSW 591 Field Instruction I, 3 credits
    Total semesters hours – 15 

Spring Semester
MSW 520 Generalist Practice II 3
MSW 620 Diversity and Social Systems3
MSW 720 SW Program Evaluation, 3 credits
MSW 820 Social Policy Analysis, 3 credits
MSW 592 Field Instruction II, 3 credits
    Total semester hours – 15 

 

Second Year (Empowerment Concentration) Year

Fall Semester 
MSW 530 Empowerment Practice I, 3 credits
MSW *** Electives, 6 credits
MSW 603 Field Seminar III: SW Ethics, 2 credits
MSW 593 Field Instruction III, 4 credits
Total semester hours – 15 

Spring Semester
MSW 540 Empowerment Practice II, 3 credits
MSW *** Electives, 6 credits
MSW 604 Field Seminar IV: Ethical Decision Making, 2 credits
MSW 593 Field Instruction IV, 4 credits
Total semester hours – 15

 

Empowerment Concentration Electives (3 credits unless otherwise noted) 

MSW 550 Empowerment Social Work in Mental Health
MSW 560 Empowerment Social Work in Child Welfare
MSW 570 Couple and Family Therapy
MSW 580 Empowerment Social Work in Aging
MSW 590 Advanced Group Work
MSW 740 Advanced Data Analysis
MSW 830 Supervision
MSW 840 Exceptional Child for Social Work
MSW 850 Empowerment Social Work in School Settings
MSW 860 Economic and Social Justice
MSW 870 Management in Human Services
MSW 910 Mental Health Practices and Policies – India
MSW 920 Empowerment Social Work in Substance Abuse
MSW 930 International SW and Social Welfare, 1-3 credits
MSW 940 Feminist Social Work
MSW 950 Empowerment Social Work in Health Care
MSW 960 Collaborative Practice with Difficult Clients
MSW 970 Spirituality and Social Work
MSW 980 Trauma Informed Child Welfare Practice
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