Department of Social Work

Masters in Social Work (MSW)

Program Overview

The Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) Program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and prepares social workers to assume positions of leadership in public and voluntary sector social service agencies located in urban areas. All students in the program develop advanced integrated social work skills, including direct practice with individuals, families, groups, and communities, supervision, administration, research, and policy practice.

Students who complete the full program and earn their M.S.W. degree will also have completed all the educational requirements and be eligible to take the New York State licensing exams for social work (L.M.S.W. and L.C.S.W.; the curriculum for each program is the same).

The M.S.W. Program does not accept non-matriculated students.

NOTE: Students matriculated in Social Work may request transfer credits only toward the special topics/elective requirement, with permission from the M.S.W. Program Director.

Three tracks are offered:

Track A: 2-Year Full-time

Year One - Fall Semester
Course
Credits
SWK 611
Generalist Practice I
3
SWK 605
Human Behavior and the Social Environment
3
SWK 639
Social Welfare Institutions and Programs
3
*SWK 671
Fieldwork and Seminar I
5
Spring Semester
SWK 612
Generalist Practice II
3
SWK 606
Human Diversity and the Social Environment
3
SWK 643
Social Welfare Policy Analysis
3
SWK 646
Social Work Research
3
*SWK 672
Fieldwork and Seminar II
5
Year Two - Fall Semester
SWK 713
Advanced Practice in the Urban Environment
3
SWK 707
Understanding Clinical Assessment and diagnosis
3
SWK 727
Supervision in Agency- Based Practice
3
*SWK 773
Fieldwork and Seminar III
5
SWK 680
Special Topics in Social Work
OR one elective from SWK 681-690
3
Spring Semester
SWK 714
Advanced Practice in the Urban Environment II
3
SWK 729
Administration in Urban Agencies
3
SWK 745
Social Welfare Policy Practice
3
SWK 747
Social Work Research II
3
*SWK 774
Fieldwork and Seminar IV
5


*Students are required to complete 3 full days (300 hours) of fieldwork placement each semester.

Track B: 3-Year Extended Program (Introduced Fall 2007)

Extended students are matriculated students and are subject to the same admissions process as full-time students. Extended students complete the first-year curriculum in two years and take the second year on a full-time basis.

Track C: Advanced Standing Program

Students complete only the second year of the M.S.W. Program.

 

No credit is offered for life experience in any track.

Last modified: Oct 13, 2011

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