Social Work, Master of Social Work (MSW)

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Students are required to complete 90 credits of required and elective coursework (51 credits in the Advanced Standing Program) and must maintain a cumulative GPA ≥3.0.

Prior to earning 45 credits (during fall quarter for Advanced Standing Program), students will develop a contract program in consultation with faculty, outlining the program of courses to be completed for the degree. This contract will be based on the student’s career goals, standards of the profession and the objectives of the School. Development and approval of the contract program will be accomplished in conjunction with advancement to degree candidacy.

A final comprehensive examination will be administered in the student’s final quarter.

 Note:

  • must maintain a cumulative GPA ≥3.0.
Foundation Curriculum
SOWK 525RESEARCH METHODS FOR PROGRAM AND PRACTICE EVALUATION4
SOWK 530ORGANIZATIONAL AND COMMUNITY PRACTICE4
SOWK 531INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WELFARE AND POLICY4
SOWK 532FOUNDATIONS OF PROFESSIONAL SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE4
SOWK 533SOCIAL WORK ASSESSMENT AND PRACTICE WITH INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES4
SOWK 540HUMAN DEVELOPMENT IN CONTEMPORARY ENVIRONMENTS4
SOWK 541SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE IN A DIVERSE SOCIETY4
SOWK 550SOCIAL WORK WITH GROUPS4
SOWK 553SOCIAL WORK INTERVENTION AND EVALUATION WITH INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES4
SOWK 571FOUNDATION PRACTICUM/SEMINAR (must be taken for 4)4
SOWK 580FIELD PREPARATION1
Advanced Curriculum in Advanced Generalist Practice
SOWK 526RESEARCH METHODS II4
SOWK 568PROSEMINARS IN SOCIAL WELFARE POLICIES AND PROGRAMS4
SOWK 581INTEGRATIVE SEMINAR I1
SOWK 582INTEGRATIVE SEMINAR II1
SOWK 583INTEGRATIVE SEMINAR III1
SOWK 584INTEGRATIVE SEMINAR IV1
SOWK 602CLINICAL DIAGNOSIS AND EVIDENCE BASED TREATMENT4
SOWK 603LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT IN HUMAN SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS4
SOWK 671ADVANCED PRACTICUM/SEMINAR (must be repeated 4, 4, 5)13
Electives16
Total Credits90

Student Learning Outcomes—students will

  • critique and implement evidence and strengths-based intervention models within an ecological practice framework;
  • form relationships with community partners to meet client needs and address barriers to social justice across systems of all sizes;
  • practice from case to cause and back to case, demonstrating an understanding of the interplay between policy and practice and the impact on client systems;
  • engage in participatory forms of applied research to solve community problems.