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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 Year 2
Fall Semester Spring Semester Fall Semester Spring Semester
SOWK 500 Generalist Social Work Practice I: Individuals, Families and Groups (3 credits) SOWK 520 Generalist Social Work Practice II: Organizations and Communities (3 credits) SOWK 600 Clinical Social Work I: Children and Adolescents (3 credits) SOWK 620 Clinical Social Work II: Families (3 credits)
SOWK 501 Diversity, Oppression and Social Justice (3 credits) CHAD 603 Research and Evaluation (3 credits) SOWK 601 Practice Evaluation (3 credits) CHAD 502 Child Abuse and Neglect (3 credits)
SOWK 502 Social Welfare Policy and Services I (3 credits) SOWK 522 Social Work Assessment and Diagnosis (3 credits) SOWK 602 Child Welfare Policy (3 credits) Elective (3 credits)
SOWK 503 Human Behavior and the Social Environment (3 credits) Elective (3 credits) Elective (3 credits) Elective (3 credits)
SOWK 504 Field Education Seminar I (3 credits) SOWK 523 Field Education Seminar II (3 credits) SOWK 603 Field Education Seminar III (3 credits) SOWK 622 Field Education Seminar IV (3 credits)
Total: 15 credits Total: 15 credits Total: 15 credits Total: 15 credits