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The BA in community advocacy and social policy focuses on advocacy strategies by exploring, analyzing and comparing social service systems and policies in-depth and from an empowerment perspective. Emphasis will be on examining the needs of individuals, families and communities that have been historically underserved. Policy analysis and social change will be critical themes in developing an advocacy knowledge base, as are the equally important themes of prevention and social well-being. Students complete courses in two core areas --- diversity and oppressed populations, and social issues and interventions.
ASU’s online Master of Social Work (MSW) with a concentration in Advanced Generalist studies is designed for working professionals to engage in learning effective and culturally competent service strategies and practices, informed by research evidence. The Advanced Generalist training covers a broad spectrum of social concerns and provides the knowledge and training to assess problems and their solutions comprehensively, preparing students to take action that reflects advanced social work practice. This program is fully online with quality instruction from faculty in a vibrant learning environment that includes two professional seminars designed to enhance the development of professional identity in the field of social work. Students complement their academic learning with hands-on experience through field education placements in their geographic region.