Program Structure

‌The MSW is a 60-credit, full-time program.

During the first year of the program, students receive comprehensive training in generalist social work practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities. Students become familiar with prevention and intervention methods designed to promote client well-being, based on scientific inquiry and best practices. Students also participate in a supervised field practicum approximately 15 hours per week.

During the second year of the program, students obtain training in specialized practice with children, youth, and families. Course topics include clinical practice, family interventions, child and family policy, and child abuse and neglect. Students also participate in a supervised field practicum at an agency serving children, adolescents and/or families for approximately 20 hours per week.

Program Requirements

Year 1: Required Courses

Course Name

Course Number

Credits

Generalist Social Work Practice I: Individuals, Families and Groups

SOWK 500

3

Diversity, Oppression and Social Justice

SOWK 501

3

Social Welfare Policy and Services

SOWK 502

3

Human Behavior and the Social Environment

SOWK 503

3

Field Education Seminar I

SOWK 504

3

Generalist Social Work Practice II: Organizations and Communities

SOWK 520

3

Research and Evaluation

CHAD 603

3

Social Work Assessment and Diagnosis

SOWK 522

3

Field Education Seminar II

SOWK 523

3

 

 

Total Credits = 27

Year 2: Required Courses

Course Name

Course Number

Credits

Clinical Practice with Children, Youth and Families I

SOWK 600

3

Practice Evaluation Research

SOWK 601

3

Child and Family Policy

SOWK 602

3

Field Education Seminar III

SOWK 603

3

Clinical Practice with Children, Youth and Families II

SOWK 620

3

Child Abuse and Neglect

CHAD 502

3

Field Education Seminar IV

SOWK 622

3

 

 

Total Credits = 21

 

Elective Courses (students take one elective in the first year, and three in the second year).

Course Name

Course Number

Credits

Children and Justice

CHAD 504

3

Forensic Interviewing of Children

CHAD 505

3

Development and Trauma in Adolescence

CHAD 518

3

Adolescents and the System

CHAD 520

3

Substance Abuse and Family in Crisis

CHAD 521

3

Child Protection Service Investigation

CHAD 530

3

Advocacy in Child Behavioral Health

CHAD 545

3

Engaging the Adolescent

CHAD 560

3

 

 

Total Credits = 12