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MSW Program Curriculum Requirements

 

Master of Social Work Curriculum

Sequence of Courses for Regular MSW Program  (begins in August)

Year 1

 

Fall

Winter

SOWK604    Social Welfare,SocialPolicy&Social Work

SOWK612    Social Work Practice I

SOWK622    Field Education Internship I

SOWK 742       Mental Health Elective

OR

SOWK 743       Addictions Elective

Spring

Summer

SOWK606    Social Policy and Social Policy Practice

SOWK613    Social Work Practice II

SOWK623    Field Education Internship II

SOWK600           HBSE I

SOWK608           Social Work Research I

SOWK609           Social Work Research II

Year 2

 

Fall

Winter

SOWK 602     HBSE II

SOWK717      Social Work Practice with Families I

SOWK722      Field Education Internship III

SOWK 742       Mental Health Elective

OR

SOWK 743       Addictions Elective

Spring

Summer

SOWK719      Social Work Practice with Families II

SOWK723      Field Education Internship IV

SOWK798      Integrative Seminar I

*SOWK741    Child Welfare Elective (campus only)

*this is the ONLY course that is NOT offered online

SOWK 740       Family Diversity

SOWK744        Social Work Administration

SOWK799         Integrative Seminar II

 

 

Sequence of Courses for Advanced Standing MSW Program (begins in May)

 

Pre-Requisite Courses

 

Summer Preceding Entry into Concentration Level

 

SOWK602           HBSE II

SOWK609           Social Work Research II

SOWK699           Principles of Advanced SW Practice

Fall

Winter

SOWK717             Social Work Practice with Families I

SOWK722             Field Education Internship III

SOWK740             Family Diversity

 

SOWK 742       Mental Health Elective

SOWK 743       Addictions Elective

*campus based students only choose 1 course

*online students must take both courses

Spring

Summer

SOWK719             Social Work Practice with Families II

SOWK723             Field Education Internship IV

SOWK798             Integrative Seminar I

*SOWK741          Child Welfare Elective (campus only)

*this is the ONLY course that is NOT offered online

SOWK744             Social Work Administration

SOWK799             Integrative Seminar II

 

All students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.00 to remain in good standing in the program.

A maximum of 6 credit hours of “C” grades will be accepted toward the MSW degree. Only one “C” grade will be accepted for field internships (SOWK 622, 623, 722 or 723). Students are expected to comply with the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers and to demonstrate appropriate professional behavior. Failure to do so may result in termination from the program.

Field Experience:
All students complete field internships and will spend a substantial amount of time serving an agency as part of the requirements for the MSW degree. Hands on social work practice is central to your academic experience. Your field experience, under the supervision of an accomplished social worker and the direction of your faculty liaison, will help you make the transition from student to social work professional. Students are typically in field a minimum of two full days per week. Students in the Regular Program complete a total of 900 hours in field over four semesters. They complete 400 hours during the first year of the program (foundation level year) and 500 hours during the second year of the program (concentration level year). Students in the Advanced Standing program complete a total of 500 hours in field over two semesters. Field placements are assigned by the Coordinator of Social Work Field Education, based on the student’s preparation and learning needs as determined by the program. After receipt of their acceptance letter to the program, students will receive a packet of information from the Coordinator of Social Work Field Education.

Advisement:
Students are assigned a full-time social work faculty member as their adviser at the time they are admitted to the MSW program. This person will help them in planning their program of study, adjustment to graduate school, and career development.

Transfer of Credit or Questions:
Questions about transfer of credit should be directed to Dr. Elaine Rinfrette, at (814) 732-1580 or erinfrette@edinboro.edu.