MSW Course Requirements

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MASTERS OF SOCIAL WORK DEGREE

The following course requirements can be used by social work students who are under the Fall 2020-21 CATALOG/BULLETIN (or later, subject to future revision). 

MSW students must complete:

Major Core Requirements - Advanced Standing:

30

Advanced Social Welfare Policy Analysis: Development and Evaluation (SW 605)

3

Advanced Generalist Practice with Children, Adolescents, and Families (SW 661)

3

Field Internship and Seminar for Social Work Practice (SW 630, 631, 632, 633)

4

Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Psychopathology (SW 610)

3

Advanced Generalist Practice with Groups (SW 665)

3

Advanced Generalist Practice with Communities and Organizations (SW 662)

3

Social Service Program Evaluation: Practice Implications (SW 670)

3

Non-Profit Management and Agency Administration (SW 680)

3

Social Work Licensure for Workforce Readiness (SW 600)

2

Elective (see below) 

3

Course Requirements - Two-Year MSW Program: First Year 

30

Foundations of Social Work History, Policy, and Philosophy (SW 503)

3

Human Behavior I (SW 515)

3

Field Internship and Seminar for Social Work Practice (SW 530, 531, 532, 533)

4

Human Behavior II (SW 516)

3

Foundations of Generalist Practice with Individuals and Families (SW 561)

3

Foundations of Generalist Practice with Groups (SW 565)

3

Social Justice, Human Rights, Advocacy and Sustainability (SW 524)

3

Foundation Research Methods (SW 570)

3

Social Work Licensure for Workforce Readiness (SW 500)

2

Elective (see below)

3

 

Course Requirements - Two-Year MSW Program: Second Year 

30

Advanced Social Welfare Policy Analysis: Development and Evaluation (SW 605)

3

Advanced Generalist Practice with Children, Adolescents, and Families (SW 661)

3

Field Internship and Seminar for Social Work Practice (SW 630, 631, 632, 633)

4

Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Psychopathology (SW 610)

3

Advanced Generalist Practice with Groups (SW 665)

3

Advanced Generalist Practice with Communities and Organizations (SW 662)

3

Social Service Program Evaluation: Practice Implications (SW 670)

3

Non-Profit Management and Agency Administration (SW 680)

3

Social Work Licensure for Workforce Readiness (SW 600)

2

Elective (see below)

3

Electives:
  • SW 540: Family Violence: Social Work Strategies for Prevention and Intervention
  • SW 541: Grant Writing Skills for Social Services
  • SW 542: Advanced Social Work Practice in Health Settings
  • SW 543: Global Social Work: Issues and Opportunities

 

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