2017-2018 Graduate Catalog


Social Work, MSW

MSW Degree Requirements

The foundation curriculum lays the groundwork for the advanced content. Students must complete coursework in professional foundation (knowledge, values, skills, ethics), practice (micro and macro), human behavior, social welfare policy, diversity and social justice, and research. Two-semester field education courses give students the opportunity to apply the foundation knowledge to enter the concentration area of study.

The concentration builds on the foundation curriculum and has an advanced generalist focus so that graduates can assume practice, supervisory, and administrative roles in organizations. The concentration allows students to choose electives in the areas of children and families, and health and mental health.

All students complete a full year of advanced practice courses, a course in administration and management, research 2 and applied evaluation research. In addition to these required courses, the concentration curriculum provides for students to take three electives in order to enhance their knowledge and skills in an area of specialization. The advanced field education courses allow students to apply their advanced knowledge and skills to an area of specialization.

Traditional Full-time MSW Program Curriculum (2-year)

MSW Foundation – Year 1

Fall
SOWO 61803Professional Foundation

3

SOWO 61813Research Methods in Social Work 1

3

SOWO 61843Human Behavior and the Social Environment 1

3

SOWO 61873Micro Practice

3

SOWO 61883Field Education 1

3

Spring
SOWO 61823Diversity and Social Justice

3

SOWO 61833Macro Practice

3

SOWO 61853Human Behavior and the Social Environment 2

3

SOWO 61863Social Welfare Policies and Services

3

SOWO 61893Field Education 2

3

MSW Concentration – Year 2

Fall
SOWO Elective

SOWO 65813Research Methods in Social Work 2

3

SOWO 65833Perspectives of Mental Health Practice

3

SOWO 65873Advanced Practice

3

SOWO 65883Field Education 3

3

Spring
SOWO Elective

SOWO Elective

SOWO 65803Administration and Management

3

SOWO 65853Applied Evaluation Research

3

SOWO 65893Field Education 4

3

Advanced Standing Full-time MSW Program Curriculum (1-year):

Fall

SOWO Elective

SOWO 65813Research Methods in Social Work 2

3

SOWO 65833Perspectives of Mental Health Practice

3

SOWO 65873Advanced Practice

3

SOWO 65883Field Education 3

3

Spring

SOWO Elective

SOWO Elective

SOWO 65803Administration and Management

3

SOWO 65853Applied Evaluation Research

3

SOWO 65893Field Education 4

3

Advanced Standing Part-time MSW Program Curriculum (2-year):

MSW Concentration - Year 1

Fall
SOWO 65833Perspectives of Mental Health Practice

3

SOWO 65873Advanced Practice

3

Spring
SOWO 65803Administration and Management

3

SOWO Elective

Summer
SOWO 65883Field Education 3

3

MSW Concentration - Year 2

Fall
SOWO Elective

SOWO 65813Research Methods in Social Work 2

3

Spring
SOWO 65853Applied Evaluation Research

3

SOWO Elective

Summer
SOWO 65893Field Education 4

3