2019-2020 Graduate Course Catalog 
    
    Sep 15, 2019  
2019-2020 Graduate Course Catalog

Social Work, MSW


Contact

Jennifer C. Genovese, MSW Program Director, 315-443-9729.

The School of Social Work offers a concurrent program of classroom and field instruction for the master's degree. The basic 60-credit program, pursued over two academic years, is composed of a 24-credit foundation curriculum and an advanced area of practice concentration. The foundation curriculum helps students develop the base knowledge, values, and skills necessary for effective generalist practice in all areas of social work.

Accreditation

The program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Student Learning Outcomes


1. Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior

2. Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice

3. Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice

4. Engage in Practice-Informed Research and Research-Informed Practice

5. Engage in Policy Practice

6. Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

7. Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

8. Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

9. Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

M.S.W. Advanced Concentrations in Social Work


After completing the foundation curriculum, students elect an advanced concentration of 36 credits.  Those students admitted before Fall 2015 choose either Social Work Practice with Individual, Families and Groups (clinical focus) or Community Organization, Policy, Planning and Administration (“macro” practice). Students admitted Fall 2015 and after will choose from advanced concentrations in Advanced Clinical Practice or Integrated Social Work Practice.  Field placements are available in child welfare, health, mental health, gerontology, schools, substance use disorders and many other practice settings.

Required Advanced Concentration Courses


Social Work Practice with Individuals, Families, and Groups (IFG)


(students admitted before Fall 2015)

Advanced clinical social work theory, methods, and skills are presented in courses applied to social work with individuals, families, and groups in various practice settings.

3 credit hours each, 36 credits total:

Community Organization Policy, Planning, and Administration (COPPA)


(students admitted before Fall 2015)

The curriculum includes a selection of advanced social work practice courses addressing practice theory, method, and skills in community organization and development, program planning, policy planning and advocacy, and administration applied to practice settings.

3 credit hours each, 36 credits total:

Advanced Clinical Practice


(students admitted Fall 2015 and after)

This concentration takes an eco-systemic perspective in understanding people and interactions.  It is designed to prepare students to become clinicians who provide in-depth mental health services that are relationally focused utilizing evidence-informed interventions with a wide range of populations. There is a special emphasis on trauma-informed practice.

3 credit hours each, 36 credits total:

Integrated Social Work Practice


(students admitted Fall 2015 and after)

The curriculum in this concentration offers advanced practice courses that address theory, method, and skills for integrating micro, mezzo, and macro levels of practice. It prepares students for direct practice and leadership in a wide range of increasingly complex human service organizations.

3 credit hours each, 36 credits total:

Advanced Micro Practice Courses