Student Learning Outcomes
Students graduating from this program will:
- Conduct and articulate ongoing, autonomous self-evaluation of professional practice.
- Articulate and demonstrate the NASW Code of Ethics in professional practice.
- Assess and apply multiple sources of knowledge and information to make practice and program decisions.
- Demonstrate diversity-related knowledge, values, and skills to improve practice and practitioner growth.
- Promote social and economic justice in practice through policy and programmatic advocacy.
- Evaluate practice and use results of research and evaluation to improve programs, policy, and service delivery.
- Use a theoretical framework addressing context, population, and culture in order to analyze, evaluate, assess, and intervene with client systems.
- Integrate policy practice within and across systems to make intervention more effective and comprehensive.
- Provide leadership to recognize and respond to ever-changing population needs.
- Establish a process that encourages participants to be equal partners.
- Select and modify multi-systemic assessment of contributing factors to a practice situation.
- Demonstrate the use of appropriate interventions to address assessed contributing factors to a practice situation.
- Use evaluation of process and outcomes to refine or develop evidence-based practice interventions.
- Utilize personal power and professional privilege for ethical leadership.
Plan of Study
The following course of study is a typical schedule for a full-time student. Enrollment in some elective courses require completion of all foundation study. The plan of study is subject to change.
|Foundation Level Courses|
|SOC-WK 5510||Foundation Field Practicum I||3|
|SOC-WK 5511||Foundation Field Practicum II||3|
|SOC-WK 5532||Foundations Of Social Work Practice I||3|
|SOC-WK 5533||Foundations Of Social Work Practice II||3|
|SOC-WK 5530||Human Behavior: Individuals In The Social Environment||3|
|SOC-WK 5531||Human Behavior: Families, Groups, Organizations, And Communities||3|
|SOC-WK 5534||Social Welfare Programs And Policies||3|
|SOC-WK 5536||Social Work Research Methods||3|
|SOC-WK 5537||Quantitative Social Work Research Methods||3|
|SOC-WK 5565||Systemic Oppression and Social Justice Advocacy||3|
|Concentration (Advanced Generalist) Courses|
|SOC-WK 5512||Advanced Field Practicum I||3|
|SOC-WK 5513||Advanced Field Practicum II||3|
|SOC-WK 5540||Advanced Social Work Practice I||3|
|SOC-WK 5541||Advanced Social Work Practice II||3|
|SOC-WK 5550||Program Evaluation and Management||3|
|SOC-WK 5579||Integration Seminar In Advanced Generalist Practice||3|
|SOC-WK 5542||Social Services With Older Adults||3|
|SOC-WK 5544||Families, Communities and Child Welfare||3|
|SOC-WK 5546||Mental Health and Substance Abuse in Social Work Practice||3|
|SOC-WK 5547||Grief and Loss in Social Work Practice||3|
|SOC-WK 5560||Psychopathology: A Competency Based Assessment Model in Social Work Practice||3|
|SOC-WK 5561||Social Work in Health Care||3|
|SOC-WK 5562||Family Organization and Development||3|
|SOC-WK 5563||Life Span Issues in Developmental Disabilities||3|
|SOC-WK 5564||Advanced Group Interventions in Social Work||3|
|SOC-WK 5566||Family and Community Violence||3|
|SOC-WK 5567||Collaborative Strengths-Based Practice: Multi-System Interventions||3|
|SOC-WK 5568||School Social Work Practice||3|
|SOC-WK 5569||Core Concepts of Child and Adolescent Trauma||3|
|SOC-WK 5575||Advanced Generalist Community Practice||3|
|SOC-WK 5577||Sexuality and Social Work Practice||3|
|SOC-WK 5580||Special Topics In Social Work||1-3|
|SOC-WK 5590||Readings And Investigations In Social Work||1-3|
|LAW 8815S||Leadership In Disability Studies: A Multidisciplinary Approach||3-4|
|PUB-ADM 5526||The Politics Of Administration||3|
|PUB-ADM 5548||Leadership For Public Service||3|
Open only to concentration year students.
Advanced Standing Program
Students who have received a Bachelor of Social Work degree from a Council on Social Work Education accredited program, may apply to our MSW program as "Advanced Standing." Advanced standing students must enroll in the following required spring or summer courses:
|SOC-WK 5538||Advanced Standing Seminar: Contemp Trends In Social Work Practice||3|
|SOC-WK 5539||Adv Standing Sem: Emerging Iss In Soc Welfare Policy And Research||3|
Advanced standing students then complete concentration level courses.
The graduate social work program grants the M.S.W. degree when students have completed the following degree requirements:
- 60 credit hours of class (48 hours) and field (12 hours) for regular program students.
- 36 credit hours of class (30 hours) and field (6 hours) for advanced standing students.
- To remain in good standing, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
- Part-time students must complete the program within four years.
- Students take four electives (12 credit hours) in the concentration year.