2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Master of Social Work: Regular Program

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Program Description

The regular Master of Social Work program is designed for students with bachelor's degrees in psychology, social sciences, sociology, liberal arts and other disciplines. It prepares students to respond professionally and creatively to the increasingly complex matrix of human needs and strengths in a changing society. It also provides students with a theoretical and professional practice focused curriculum in social work that promotes an understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity and its importance to competent advanced generalist practice. The program also prepares students to work in direct and indirect practice and develops students' leadership capacities. 

Program Coordinator

Dr. Sheri Boyle

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 701  Generalist Practice I 3
SWK 702  Generalist Practice II 3
SWK 705  Human Behavior and the Social Environment 3
SWK 707  Human Diversity  3
SWK 709  Social Welfare Policy and Services 3
SWK 716  Social Work Research Methodology and Data Analysis  3
SWK 730  First Year Field Practicum 6
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)
Total 57
*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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