Master of Social Work Curriculum

Foundation Year One**

Summer

 

Course #

Title

Credits

GSW 600

Summer Tune-Up for MSWs *

1

Fall

Spring

Course #

Title

Credits

Course #

Title

Credits

SocWk 501

Foundations of Social Welfare and Social Work

3

SocWk 551

Research Methods

3

SocWk 511

Human Rights and Social Justice

3

SocWk 561

Influencing Social Policy

3

SocWk 521

HBSE I

3

SocWk 522

HBSE II

3

SocWk 531

Generalist Practice I

3

SocWk 532

Generalist Practice II

3

SocWk 541

Foundation Field Practicum/Seminar I

4

SocWk 542

Foundation Field Practicum/Seminar II

4

Total Credits

16

Total Credits

16

Year Two: Latino Studies Concentration

Fall

Spring

SocWk 601

Conversational Spanish for Social Workers

3

 

Promoting Wellness with Latino Clients

3

SocWk 611

Latino Family and Culture

3

 

Social Work Elective

3

SocWk 621

Advanced Research in SW (Program Evaluation)

3

SocWk 622

Professional Capstone Presentation

3

 

Social Work Electives

3

SocWk 644

Practicum/Seminar IV

4

SocWk 643

Practicum/Seminar III

4

Total Credits

13

Total Credits

16

 

 

Winter

 

SocWk 631

Immersion in Latin America

4

 

Total Credits

4

Year Two: Wellness & Mental Health Concentration

Fall

Spring

SocWk 601

Conversational Spanish for Social Workers

3

SocWk 661

Wellness and Mental Health Diagnoses

3

SocWk 611

Latino Family and Culture

3

SocWk 671

Advanced Therapeutic Approaches in Wellness and Mental Health

3

SocWk 621

Advanced Research in SW (Program Evaluation)

3

SocWk 622

Professional capstone Presentation

3

 

Social Work Elective

3

 

Social Work Elective

3

SocWk 643

Practicum/Seminar III

4

SocWk 644

Practicum/Seminar IV

4

Total Credits

16

Total Credits

16

* GSW 600 is required for “Advanced Standing” students who have not been enrolled in a BSW program a year or longer prior to the fall of their Concentration Year in the MSW program.

** Note: Students who have completed a BSW degree within five years prior to beginning the MSW program may apply for Advanced Standing status and, if accepted, waive the entire (first) Foundation Year of the curriculum. After taking GSW 600, they begin the program in Year 2 (the Concentration Year). ONLY STUDENTS POSSESSING A BSW DEGREE FROM A CSWE ACCREDITED PROGRAM MAY BE ADMITTED TO ADVANCED STANDING STATUS.