2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Master of Social Work (60 credits)

The MSW program prepares social justice-minded, competent, ethical social workers to promote social and economic justice at all levels of society. The curriculum and field placement components of the MSW program complement one another through instruction and practice evidence-based practice to prepare students for trauma-informed practice and treatment methods, community organizing and change and in advocacy for social policies to promote a more just society. Social Work students learn and develop skills of multicultural practice to engage diversity in practice and advocate for human rights and social justice.

Learning outcomes:

Consistent with the accreditation standards of the Council on Social Work Education Accreditation, the proposed MSW program goals are to prepare social workers who:

  • Practice cultural-competence, consistently engage in self-reflection with regards to our own social position, power and privilege as these influence our interpretations of clients and their social world and as it influences client’s perception of us.
  • Engage in ongoing self-reflection and critical thinking to identify and to enact the best available research and practice wisdom in our practice.
  • Promote social justice through inclusive excellence, anti-oppressive practice and advocacy for human rights.
  • Engage in lifelong learning and personal growth through intentional self-care,  professional development and collaboration.
  • Engage in ethical, human rights-driven social work practice through a person-in-environment framework.

Degree Requirements

Electives (9 credits)

Students may take three or more electives below or from other Masters’ programs with permission of Program Director or Academic Advisor.
CSWRK 5XXXSkills and Resource Development to Promote Community Living for Neuro-Diverse Clients

3

CSWRK 5XXXSupervision and Program Development

3

CSWRK 5XXXSocially Just Child Welfare

3

CSWRK 5XXXPromoting Health and Resilience Across the Lifespan

3

CSWRK 5XXXRelationship Therapy for Neurodivergent Couples

3

CSWRK 5XXXAdvanced Clinical Social Work Practice with Neuro-Diverse Families

3

Required Courses (51 credits)

CSWRK 5000Human Behavior in the Social Environment

3

CSWRK 5005Fundamentals of Social Work Practice I

3

CSWRK 5010Oppression

3

CSWRK 5015Field Seminar I

3

CSWRK 5020Fieldwork I

3

CSWRK 5025Social Work: Communities and Social Systems (Macro Practice)

3

CSWRK 5030Research Evidence for the Helping Professions

3

CSWRK 5035Policy

3

CSWRK 5040Field Seminar II

3

CSWRK 5045Fieldwork II

3

CSWRK 5XXXSocial Work Practice with Individuals, Couples Families Across the Lifespan

3

CSWRK 5XXXHuman Behavior in the Social Environment II: Theory to Practice

3

CSWRK 5XXXAssessment and Evidence-Informed Intervention with Mental Health, Neurodiversity and Substance Use

3

CSWRK 5XXXFieldwork III

3

CSWRK 5XXXAdvanced Social Policy Analysis, Grant-writing & Program Design

3

CSWRK 5XXXFieldwork IV

3

CSWRK 5XXXStandards and Ethics for Socially Just Practice

3