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MSW Curriculum

FOUNDATION COURSES:

SW 6000 MSW Practice I (3 hours)

A social work methods course designed to enable the student to understand and apply social work methods within the context of the generalist perspective with individuals and families.

SW 6010 Human Behavior and the Social Environment (3 hours)

An introduction to the theories and knowledge of the human bio-psycho-social development including theories and knowledge about the range of social systems in which individuals live (families, groups, organizations, agencies, and communities).  (online delivery)

SW 6020 Research I (3 hours)

This is a basic research and statistical methods course, utilizing research in general inquiry and practice evaluation in social work with the generalist perspective.

SW 6030 Social Welfare Policy and Services (3 hours)

The historical development, philosophical orientation, and analysis of U.S. social welfare policy and services, including the global context.  (online delivery)

SW 6100 MSW Practice II (3 hours)

A social work methods course designed to enable the student to understand and apply social work methods within the context of the generalist perspective with groups, agencies, and communities.  Pre-requisite MSW Practice I

SW 6110 Social Justice & Equity for Multicultural Populations (3 hours)

An overview of the professional commitment of social work to oppressed peoples.  (online delivery)

SW 6120 Research II (3 hours)

An advanced discussion of program evaluation strategies and single system design issues.  The student will conduct a research project.  Pre-requisite Research I

SW 6130 Practicum IA (3 hours)

A 200 hour field practicum experience within the generalist perspective.  May be taken concurrently with SW 6140 Practicum IB.  Pre-requisites MSW Practice I, HBSE, Research I, & Policy

SW 6140 Practicum IB (3 hours)

A 200 hour field practicum experience with the generalist perspective.  May be taken concurrently with SW 6130 Practicum IA.  Pre-requisites MSW Practice I, HBSE, Research I, & Policy

 

CONCENTRATION COURSES:* 

*Prerequisite:  All foundation courses must be completed or student admitted advanced standing

SW 6200 Advanced Practice with Individuals (3 hours)

Advanced practice with individuals including client system assessment, intervention, and evaluation.

SW 6210 Advanced Practice with Families (3 hours)

Advanced practice with families including client system assessment, intervention, and evaluation.

SW 6220 Advanced Group Practice (3 hours)

Advanced practice with groups including client system assessment, intervention, and evaluation.

SW 6230 Advanced Macro Practice (3 hours)

Advanced practice with organizations and communities including system assessment, intervention, and evaluation.

SW 6240 Social Policy Analysis (3 hours)

A study of the design, implementation, and analysis of social policies and their impact on social work practice.  (online delivery)

SW 6300 Empirical Social Work Practice (4 hours)

A seminar in the integration of theoretical perspectives and the application of research findings and empirical outcome evaluation techniques to advanced generalist social work practice .  Pre-requisites Social Policy Analysis, Advanced Practice with Individuals, and Families or Groups

SW 6310 Practicum IIA (4 hours)

A 250 hour field practicum experience.    May be taken concurrently with SW 6320 Practicum IIB.  Pre-requisites Social Policy Analysis, Advanced Practice with Individuals, and Families or Groups

SW 6320 Practicum IIB (4 hours)

A 250 hour field practicum experience.  May be taken concurrently with SW 6310 Practicum IIA.  Pre-requisites Social Policy Analysis, Advanced Practice with Individuals, and Families or Groups

 

ELECTIVE COURSES

SW 5000 Special Topics (3 hours)
Special topics in social work and social welfare.  May be repeated for a maximum of 15 hours.  (online delivery)

SW 6400 Independent Study (3 hours)
Independent study allows a student to develop more fully an area of his or her particular interest.  Topics for intensive study are chose in joint consultation between the student and the instructor.

SW 6410 Aging: Issues and Controversies (3 hours)This course examines the biological, psychological, and social issues affecting older adults.  The field of gerontology is explored with special attention to current controversies in health care, independence, and social status with application of ethical theories to these problems.  Special attention is given to the impacts of on the family of caregiving, alternative living arrangements, cognitive and physical decline, and other aging issues.

SW 6420 Adult Mental Health (3 hours)
The course prepares students for advanced generalist practice with substantive knowledge from the field of mental health.  Students will learn the basics of DSM-IV-TR diagnosis, biopsychosocial assessment, and treatment planning.  They will be exposed to the skills necessary to conduct strengths and competency-based assessments and interventions. (online delivery)

SW 6430 Children's Mental Health (3 hours)
This course covers general theories about children's mental health, DSM diagnosis, and specific interventions in working with children with emotional disorders.  It prepares students for practice with children with emotional disorders, both within the mental health system and in related areas of child welfare practice. (online delivery)

SW 6440 Trauma and Recovery (3 hours)
This course covers general theories about trauma and recovery from it, and focuses on specific types of trauma such as intimate partner violence, sexual assault, war, elder abuse, and natural disasters.  It covers specific techinques for assisting clients with recovery from trauma. (online delivery)


Following is the sequence of courses:

 

FULL TIME PROGRAM

MSW FOUNDATION, 30 SEMESTER HOURS

FIRST YEAR:

Fall                                       Hours 

SW 6000   MSW Practice I           3

SW 6010  HBSE (online)              3

SW 6020  Research I                    3

SW 6030  Policy (online)               3

SW 5000  Special Topics (online) 3

Total 15 hours

Spring                                  Hours

SW 6100  MSW Practice II           3

SW 6110  Social Justice (online)  3

SW 6120  Research II                   3

SW 6130  Practicum IA (200 hrs)  3

SW 6140  Practicum IB (200 hrs)  3

Total 15 hours

Summer                                   Hours

Optional

SW 5000 Special Topics (online)   3  

Optional

SW 6140 Practicum IB (200 hrs)     3

Optional Total 6 hours

FULL TIME MSW CONCENTRATION IN ADVANCED GENERALIST PRACTICE, 30 SEMESTER HOURS

SECOND YEAR:

Fall                                                        Hours

SW 6200  Advanced Practice w Individuals  3

SW 6210 Advanced Families OR

SW 6220 Advanced Groups                          3

SW 6240  Social Policy Analysis (online)      3

SW 6230  Advanced Macro Practice             3

SW 5000  Special Topics (online)                  3

Total 15 hours

Spring                                         Hours

SW 6300  Empirical SW Practice  4

SW 5000  Special Topics (online)      3

SW 6310  Practicum IIA (250 hrs)      4

SW 6320  Practicum IIB (250 hrs)      4

Total 15 hours

Summer                                  Hours

Optional

SW 5000 Special Topics (online)  3  

Optional

SW 6320  Practicum IIB (250 hrs) 4

Optional Total 7 hours

FOR SUMMER GRADUATES

PART-TIME PROGRAM

MSW FOUNDATION, 30 SEMESTER HOURS

Fall - First Year             Hours

SW 6000  MSW Practice I    3

SW 6010  HBSE (online)      3

Total 6 hours

Spring - First Year                 Hours

SW 6100  MSW Practice II           3

SW 6110  Social Justice (online)  3

Total 6 hours

Summer - First Year            Hours

SW 5000 Special Topics (online) 3

Total 3 hours

Fall  - Second Year       Hours

SW 6020 Research I            3

SW 6030  Policy (online)      3

Total 6 hours

Spring - Second Year               Hours

SW 6120 Research II                     3

SW 6130  Practicum IA (200 hrs)  3

Total 6 hours

Summer - Second Year       Hours

SW 6140  Practicum IB (200 hrs) 3

Total 3 hours

MSW CONCENTRATION IN ADVANCED GENERALIST PRACTICE, 30 SEMESTER HOURS,

Fall  - First Year                                   Hours

SW 6200  Advanced Practice w Individuals  3

SW 6240  Social Policy Analysis (online)      3

Total 6 hours

Spring  - First Year   Hours

SW 5000  Special Topics (online)      3

SW 5000  Special Topics (online)      3

Total 6 hours

Summer  - First Year   Hours

Fall  Second Year   Hours

SW 6210 Advanced Families OR

SW 6220 Advanced Groups                          3

SW 6230  Advanced Macro Practice             3

Total 6 hours

Spring  - Second Year      Hours  

SW 6300  Empirical SW Practice  4

SW 6310  Practicum IIA (250 hrs)      4

Total 8 hours

Summer - Second Year           Hours

SW 6320  Practicum IIB (250 hrs)      4

Total 4 hours

Part Time Students are

Summer Graduates

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