Program Structure – Social Work And Child Advocacy - Montclair State University
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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

Fall Semester

Credits

SOWK 500

Generalist Social Work Practice I: Individuals, Families and Groups

3

SOWK 501

Diversity, Oppression and Social Justice

3

SOWK 502

Social Welfare Policy and Services

3

SOWK 503

Human Behavior and the Social Environment

3

SOWK 504

Field Education Seminar I

3

Year 1

Spring Semester

Credits

SOWK 520

Generalist Social Work Practice II: Organizations and Communities

3

CHAD 603

Research and Evaluation

3

SOWK 522

Social Work Assessment and Diagnosis

3

SOWK 523

Field Education Seminar II

3

 

Elective

3

Year 2

Fall Semester

Credits

SOWK 600

Clinical Practice with Children, Youth and Families I

3

SOWK 601

Practice Evaluation

3

SOWK 602

Child and Family Policy

3

SOWK 603

Field Education Seminar III

3

 

Elective

3

Year 2

 Spring Semester

Credits

SOWK 620

Clinical Practice with Children, Youth and Families II

3

CHAD 502

Child Abuse and Neglect

3

SOWK 622

Field Education Seminar IV

3

 

Elective

3

 

Elective

3

 

Total Credits

60