2021-2022 Academic Catalog

Master of Social Work: Advanced Standing Program

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Program Description

The advanced standing Master of Social Work (MSW) program is designed for students with bachelor's degrees in social work from Council on Social Work Education accredited programs. It prepares students to respond professionally and creatively to the increasingly complex matrix of human needs and strengths in a changing society. Built on a professional advanced generalist curriculum model, the program prepares students to work in direct and indirect practice and develops students' leadership capacities. 

Program Coordinator

Dr. Thoa Pham

Delivery Mode

Several courses are 100% online. The remainder follow a blended course format, with face-to-face classes held once every three weeks. Students complete other assignments and readings online in between the face-to-face classes. 


Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)


Course Credits
SWK 705  Human Behavior and the Social Environment 3
SWK 715  Research, Policy and Rural Social Work Practice 3
SWK 801  Advanced Generalist Practice 3
SWK 803  Differential Assessment 3
SWK 806  Advanced Policy and Grant Writing 3
SWK 808  Advanced Practice Evaluation 3
SWK 812  Practice in Supervision and Administration 3
SWK 829  Advanced Field Practicum I 6
SWK 830  Advanced Field Practicum II 6
SWK Practice Electives* (2)
Total 39
*Practice Electives  
SWK 811  Practice with Aging in Rural and Small Town Environments 3
SWK 813  Practice in Health Care and Health Planning in Rural and Small Town Environments 3
SWK 814  Practice in Mental Health/Mental Retardation in Rural and Small Town Environments 3
SWK 815  Juvenile and Adult Justice System Practice in Rural and Small Town Environments 3
SWK 816  Practice with Children and Youth in Rural and Small Town Environments 3
SWK 821  Social Work with Substance Abuse/Addictions in Rural and Small Town Environments 3
SWK 840  Electives (varied) 3

Additional Requirements

Students must register for at least 6 credits each semester, are required to follow the plan for appropriate course sequencing and must complete degree requirements within six years. 

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