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. A student must complete all foundation level courses before taking any electives and concentration level courses. 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 5535||Social Welfare Policy Practice||3|
|SOC-WK 5536||Social Work Research Methods||3|
|SOC-WK 5537||Quantitative Social Work Research Methods||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 5562||Family Organization and Development||3|
|SOC-WK 5563||Life Span Issues in Developmental Disabilities 2||3|
|SOC-WK 5564||Advanced Group Interventions in Social Work||3|
|SOC-WK 5565||Systemic Oppression and Social Justice Advocacy||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 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||3|
|PUB-ADM 5548||Leadership For Public Service 3||3|
Open only to concentration year students.
Course taken with Institute for Human Development students and approved by the School of Social Work as meeting the knowledge, values, and skills content requirements of a masters-level social work elective course
Course taken with Public Administration students and approved by the School of Social Work as meeting the knowledge, values, skills and content requirements of a masters level social work elective course
Advanced Standing Program
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.
Note: For students with disabilities or special learning needs, the program works closely with the Office of Disabled Student Services regarding special accommodations.