2014-2015 Graduate Course Catalog 
    Jul 14, 2024  
2014-2015 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Work, MSW

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Carrie J. Smith, MSW Program Director, 315-443-5562.

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.

M.S.W. Advanced Concentrations in Social Work

After completing the foundation curriculum, students elect an advanced concentration of 36 credits in either Social Work Practice with Individual, Families and Groups (clinical focus) or Community Organization, Policy, Planning and Administration (“macro” practice). Field placements are available in child welfare, health, mental health, gerontology, schools, substance use disorders and many other practice settings.

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

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.

Community Organization Policy, Planning, and Administration (COPPA)

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.

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