Social Work, M.S.W.

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Minimum Total Hours (Thesis): 60

Minimum Total Hours (Non-Thesis): 60

Program Code: M840 (online: M844)

Thesis Option

Foundation Courses (30 hours)
S WK 5083Social Work Research Methods3
S WK 5313Policy Practice in Social Work: Analysis and Advocacy3
S WK 5333Human Diversity and Societal Oppression3
S WK 5373Theory, Practice, and Evaluation with Individuals3
S WK 5383Theory, Practice, and Evaluation with Families and Groups3
S WK 5393Theory, Practice, and Evaluation with Communities and Organizations3
S WK 5403Professional Social Work3
S WK 5413Social Work Practicum I3
S WK 5423Social Work Practicum II3
S WK 5433Human Lifespan Development3
Concentration Courses (21 hours)
S WK 5513Client-Centered Direct Practice3
S WK 5523Macro Systems in Practice3
S WK 5973Advanced Integrative Seminar3
S WK 5816Social Work Practicum III6
S WK 5826Social Work Practicum IV6
Electives (9 hours)
S WK 5980Research for Master's Thesis2-6
Choose 3-7 hours of Directed Readings and/or any other graduate-level course, as approved by advisor3-7
Total Credit Hours60

Non-Thesis Option

Foundation Courses (30 hours)
S WK 5083Social Work Research Methods3
S WK 5313Policy Practice in Social Work: Analysis and Advocacy3
S WK 5333Human Diversity and Societal Oppression3
S WK 5373Theory, Practice, and Evaluation with Individuals3
S WK 5383Theory, Practice, and Evaluation with Families and Groups3
S WK 5393Theory, Practice, and Evaluation with Communities and Organizations3
S WK 5403Professional Social Work3
S WK 5413Social Work Practicum I3
S WK 5423Social Work Practicum II3
S WK 5433Human Lifespan Development3
Concentration Courses (21 hours)
S WK 5513Client-Centered Direct Practice3
S WK 5523Macro Systems in Practice3
S WK 5973Advanced Integrative Seminar3
S WK 5816Social Work Practicum III6
S WK 5826Social Work Practicum IV6
Electives (9 hours)
Choose 9 hours of Directed Readings and/or any other graduate-level course, as approved by advisor9
Total Credit Hours60

General Requirements for all Master's Degrees

The master’s degree requires the equivalent of at least two semesters of satisfactory graduate work and additional work as may be prescribed for the degree.

All coursework applied to the master’s degree must carry graduate credit.

Master’s degree programs which require a thesis consist of at least 30 credit hours. All non-thesis master’s degree programs require at least 30 credit hours.

Credit transferred from other institutions must meet specific criteria and is subject to certain limitations.

Courses completed through correspondence study may not be applied to the master’s degree.

To qualify for a graduate degree, students must achieve an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher in the degree program coursework and in all resident graduate coursework attempted. A student must also have at least a 3.0 in all coursework (including undergraduate coursework if any).

Additional information for master's degree students may be found in the Graduate College Bulletin.