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The professional program leading to the MSW degree prepares social workers with the knowledge, skills and values needed to practice as advanced generalists and is designed to prepare them to respond effectively to the needs of special populations in the Southwest.
The program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
Social Work - Advanced Standing - Advanced Generalist, MSW
Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions
The Plan of study is the required curriculum to complete the program.
Required Core (3 credit hours)
SWG 510 Foundation Practice I (3), or
SWG 514 Bridge Seminar I (3)
Advanced Generalist Coursework (30 credit hours)
SWG 515 Bridge Seminar II (3)
SWG 516 Social Work Skills Seminar III (3)
SWG 606 Assessment of Mental Disorders (3)
SWG 610 Advanced Social Work Practice III (3)
SWG 614 Advanced Generalist Social Work Practice IV (3)
SWG 623 Program Evaluation (3)
SWG 632 Policy Practice (3)
SWG 640 Professional Seminar II: Applying Theory to Advanced Generalist Social Work Practice (3)
SWG 645 The Professional Experience III (3)
SWG 646 The Professional Experience IV (3)
Restricted Electives (3 credit hours)
Culminating Experience (3 credit hours)
SWG 693 Applied Project (3)
Additional Curriculum Information
Students have an undergraduate Council on Social Work Education-accredited BSW in Social Work or equivalent degree.
The academic unit advises and monitors students to ensure they choose the appropriate coursework. Core course selection depends on the student’s background.
Students complete a practicum and an applied project.
Advanced generalist and other requirement coursework may be substituted with approval of the academic unit.
The number of credit hours required for restricted electives depends on the credit hour path chosen. Students should see the academic unit for a complete list of approved electives.