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.
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)
|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 Rural Family and Community Policy||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)
|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|
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.