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Twin Cities Campus

Social Work M.S.W.

School of Social Work
College of Education and Human Development
Link to a list of faculty for this program.
Contact Information
School of Social Work, 105 Peters Hall, 1404 Gortner Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108 (612-625-1220; fax: 612-624-3744)
  • Program Type: Master's
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2017
  • Length of program in credits: 34 to 53
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Master of Social Work
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
The MSW prepares students for advanced social work practice. A 53-credit program and a 34-credit advanced standing program are available. The curriculum offers concentrations in clinical mental health, families and children, health, disabilities and aging, or community practice.
Accreditation
This program is accredited by Council on Social Work Education.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
A foundation in the liberal arts and one year of work experience in human services is preferred. Work experience may include paid, volunteer, and intern positions.
Special Application Requirements:
In order to apply, applicants are required to submit a specified personal statement, writing sample, resume, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. All application instructions are posted on the School of Social Work website.
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Plan C: Plan C requires 34 to 53 major credits and 0 credits outside the major. There is no final exam.
This program may be completed with a minor.
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required for students to remain in good standing.
At least 1 semesters must be completed before filing a Degree Program Form.
The MSW requires 53 credits; a 34-credit advanced standing program is available to graduates of undergraduate social work programs accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. All credits for the MSW can be completed in two years of full-time study, or three years to four years of part-time study, and must be completed within five years of the date of the earliest coursework taken for the degree. The 53-credit program includes a set of required foundation courses (19 cr), courses from a selected concentration, two field internships, and social work electives. A maximum of 26 credits may be transferred from the following sources with School of Social Work approval: up to 8 credits as a non-degree-seeking student registered for social work graduate credit at the University of Minnesota; up to 26 credits from another regionally and professionally accredited school of social work if the student was registered as a graduate student in the program. The 34-credit advanced standing program includes courses from a selected concentration, one field internship, and social work electives. A maximum of 16 credits may be transferred from the following sources with School of Social Work approval: 16 credits completed as a graduate student in another accredited MSW program; up to 6 credits as a non-degree-seeking student registered for social work graduate credit at the University of Minnesota.
Foundations Curriculum- Full Program (53 credit) Students
The 19-cr foundation curriculum is required for full program (53 cr) students.The foundation curriculum is waived for advanced standing students, unless required in a student's conditions of admission. Advanced standing students who receive a grade of B- or less in a BSW class that is comparable to one of our foundation classes may be asked to repeat that content in our MSW program. Students should take 5051 for 2 cr; 5101 for 3 cr; 8010 for 3 cr in fall; 3 cr in spring or 6 cr in summer.
Take exactly 19 credit(s) from the following:
· SW 5051 - Human Behavior and the Social Environment (2.0-3.0 cr)
· SW 5101 - Historical Origins and Contemporary Policies and Programs in Social Welfare (3.0-4.0 cr)
· SW 8151 - Social Work Methods: Practice With Individuals and Systems (2.0 cr)
· SW 8152 - Social Work Practice Methods: Families and Groups (2.0 cr)
· SW 8153 - Models of Community Intervention (1.0 cr)
· SW 8154 - Organizations and Policy Advocacy (1.0 cr)
· SW 8841 - Social Work Research Methods (2.0 cr)
· SW 8010 - Seminar: Field Practicum I (1.0-8.0 cr)
Concentrations
Clinical Mental Health Concentration
Prepares students for advanced clinical social work practice with children, adults and families across diverse settings and populations. Students learn contextually based approaches to mental health diagnostic assessment, treatment and practice evaluation, with a strong focus on client systems experiencing significant mental health risk. In addition to the following requirements, students must complete 5 cr of electives at a minimum of 5000 level.
Anchor and Boost
SW 8451 - Assessment and Engagement in Clinical Social Work Practice (3.0 cr)
SW 8452 - Core Concepts in Clinical Social Work Practice (3.0 cr)
Concentration Electives
Students must take two courses/ 6 cr of concentration electives.
Take 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· SW 8352 - Advanced Practice with Families (3.0 cr)
· SW 8461 - Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice with Adults (3.0 cr)
· SW 8462 - Advanced Clinical Practice With Children and Adolescents (3.0 cr)
· SW 8463 - Social Work Practice With Severe and Persistent Mental Illness and Severe Emotional Disturbance (3.0 cr)
Diversity
SW 8821 - Social Work and Difference, Diversity and Privilege (2.0 cr)
Field Practicum and Advanced Evaluation
SW 8020, Field Practicum II (6 cr)and SW 8842, Advanced Social Work Evaluation (3 cr) must be taken concurrently. SW 8842 must be taken for a total of 3 cr. The credits are split between fall and spring semesters. If a student registers for 2 cr in the fall, they must register for 1 cr in the spring and vice versa. Students taking 8842 in the summer register for 3 cr. Advanced Standing students will take SW 8030 concurrently with SW 8842.
SW 8020 - Field Practicum II (1.0-6.0 cr)
with SW 8842 - Advanced Social Work Evaluation (1.0-3.0 cr)
Advanced Policy
SW 8806 - Health and Mental Health Policy (3.0 cr)
or SW 8807 - International and Comparative Social Welfare Policy (3.0 cr)
2nd Focus Anchor
Students must choose one course.
SW 8251 - Social Work Practice in Health, Disabilities, and Aging (3.0 cr)
or SW 8351 - Assessment and Engagement with Families and Children (3.0 cr)
or SW 8551 - Advanced Community Practice: Assessment, Organizing, and Advocacy (3.0 cr)
-OR-
Community Practice Concentration
Concentration prepares students to improve the effectiveness and responsiveness of human service systems to mobilize groups for social change, and to serve as catalysts for sustainable development and social justice. Students are prepared to fill a variety of community practice roles-leaders, planners, policy advocates, community organizers, mediators, evaluators and agency administrators in a range of settings.In addition to the following requirements, students must complete 5 cr of electives.
Anchor and Boost
SW 8551 - Advanced Community Practice: Assessment, Organizing, and Advocacy (3.0 cr)
SW 8552 - Advanced Community Practice: Leadership, Planning, and Program Development (3.0 cr)
Concentration Electives
Students must take two courses/ 6 cr of concentration electives.
Take 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· SW 5562 - Global Social Work and Social Development (3.0 cr)
· SW 8561 - Human Resources Management in Human Services Agencies (3.0 cr)
· SW 8563 - Advanced Policy Advocacy (3.0 cr)
Diversity
SW 8821 - Social Work and Difference, Diversity and Privilege (2.0 cr)
Field Practicum and Advanced Evaluation
SW 8020, Field Practicum II (6 cr) and SW 8842, Advanced Social Work Evaluation (3 cr) must be taken concurrently. SW 8842 must be taken for a total of 3 cr. The credits are split between fall and spring semesters. If a student registers for 2 cr in the fall, they must register for 1 cr in the spring and vice versa. Students taking 8842 in the summer register for 3 cr. Advanced Standing students will take SW 8030 concurrently with SW 8842.
SW 8020 - Field Practicum II (1.0-6.0 cr)
with SW 8842 - Advanced Social Work Evaluation (1.0-3.0 cr)
Advanced Policy
SW 8804 - Child Welfare Policy (3.0 cr)
or SW 8805 - Aging and Disability Policy (3.0 cr)
or SW 8806 - Health and Mental Health Policy (3.0 cr)
or SW 8807 - International and Comparative Social Welfare Policy (3.0 cr)
2nd Focus Anchor
SW 8251 - Social Work Practice in Health, Disabilities, and Aging (3.0 cr)
or SW 8351 - Assessment and Engagement with Families and Children (3.0 cr)
or SW 8451 - Assessment and Engagement in Clinical Social Work Practice (3.0 cr)
-OR-
Families and Children Concentration
Prepares students to work with families and children in a range of settings and organizations, as well as influence relevant organizational structures and policies. Students will be able to identify protective supports and develop interventions that mediate risk and promote resilience. In addition to the following requirements, students must complete 5 cr of electives at a minimum of 5-000 level.
Anchor and Boost
SW 8351 - Assessment and Engagement with Families and Children (3.0 cr)
SW 8352 - Advanced Practice with Families (3.0 cr)
Concentration Electives
Students must take two courses/ 6 cr of concentration electives.
Take 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· SW 8361 - Identification and Assessment of Family Violence (3.0 cr)
· SW 8363 - Social Work in Child Welfare (3.0 cr)
· SW 8462 - Advanced Clinical Practice With Children and Adolescents (3.0 cr)
Diversity
SW 8821 - Social Work and Difference, Diversity and Privilege (2.0 cr)
Field Practicum and Advanced Evaluation
SW 8020, Field Practicum II (6 cr)and SW 8842, Advanced Social Work Evaluation (3 cr) must be taken concurrently. SW 8842 must be taken for a total of 3 cr. The credits are split between fall and spring semesters. If a student registers for 2 cr in the fall, they must register for 1 cr in the spring and vice versa. Students taking 8842 in the summer register for 3 cr. Advanced Standing students will take SW 8030 concurrently with SW 8842.
SW 8020 - Field Practicum II (1.0-6.0 cr)
with SW 8842 - Advanced Social Work Evaluation (1.0-3.0 cr)
Advanced Policy
SW 8804 - Child Welfare Policy (3.0 cr)
or SW 8805 - Aging and Disability Policy (3.0 cr)
or SW 8806 - Health and Mental Health Policy (3.0 cr)
or SW 8807 - International and Comparative Social Welfare Policy (3.0 cr)
2nd Focus Anchor
SW 8251 - Social Work Practice in Health, Disabilities, and Aging (3.0 cr)
or SW 8451 - Assessment and Engagement in Clinical Social Work Practice (3.0 cr)
or SW 8551 - Advanced Community Practice: Assessment, Organizing, and Advocacy (3.0 cr)
-OR-
Health, Disability and Aging Concentration
Prepares students to work with people affected by distinct and interconnected issues related to health, disability and aging. Students are prepared to work in a variety of settings such as hospitals, primary care clinics, residential care facilities, hospice, community-based programs, and in policy and advocacy organizations. In addition to the following requirements, students must complete 5 cr of electives at a minimum of 5000 level.
Anchor and Boost
SW 8251 - Social Work Practice in Health, Disabilities, and Aging (3.0 cr)
SW 8261 - Advanced Social Work Practice in Health Care (3.0 cr)
Concentration Electives
Students must take two courses/ 6 cr of concentration electives.
Take 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· SW 8262 - Empowerment Practice With Persons With Disabilities (3.0 cr)
· SW 8263 - Advanced Direct Practice and Community-Based Interventions in Gerontology (3.0 cr)
· SW 8463 - Social Work Practice With Severe and Persistent Mental Illness and Severe Emotional Disturbance (3.0 cr)
Diversity
SW 8821 - Social Work and Difference, Diversity and Privilege (2.0 cr)
Field Practicum and Advanced Evaluation
SW 8020, Field Practicum II (6 cr) and SW 8842, Advanced Social Work Evaluation (3 cr) must be taken concurrently. SW 8842 must be taken for a total of 3 cr. The credits are split between fall and spring semesters. If a student registers for 2 cr in the fall, they must register for 1 cr in the spring and vice versa. Students taking 8842 in the summer register for 3 cr. Advanced Standing students will take SW 8030 concurrently with SW 8842.
SW 8020 - Field Practicum II (1.0-6.0 cr)
with SW 8842 - Advanced Social Work Evaluation (1.0-3.0 cr)
Advanced Policy
SW 8805 - Aging and Disability Policy (3.0 cr)
or SW 8806 - Health and Mental Health Policy (3.0 cr)
or SW 8807 - International and Comparative Social Welfare Policy (3.0 cr)
2nd Focus Anchor
SW 8351 - Assessment and Engagement with Families and Children (3.0 cr)
or SW 8451 - Assessment and Engagement in Clinical Social Work Practice (3.0 cr)
or SW 8551 - Advanced Community Practice: Assessment, Organizing, and Advocacy (3.0 cr)
Joint- or Dual-degree Coursework:
MSW/MPH, MSW/MPP, and MSW/MURP Students may take a total of 22 credits in common among the academic programs.
 
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SW 5051 - Human Behavior and the Social Environment
Credits: 2.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Social, psychological, biological, and cultural factors of individual and group development as applied to social work practice. Behavior and life-cycle development focusing on diversity and each stage of life. Discuss development in terms of the individual, and in terms of overlapping social systems such as the multigenerational family, culture, community, and society. prereq: Grad student or 8 cr social sciences or instr consent
SW 5101 - Historical Origins and Contemporary Policies and Programs in Social Welfare
Credits: 3.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Contemporary policies and programs in social welfare are examined in light of their historical origins and evolution. A framework is then developed for analysis of concepts and principles in contemporary social policy for social welfare programs and services. The emergence of the profession of social work also examined. prereq: Grad or 8 sem cr of social sciences
SW 8151 - Social Work Methods: Practice With Individuals and Systems
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Develops foundation knowledge and skills for social workers to work with individuals and systems. prereq: MSW student or instr consent
SW 8152 - Social Work Practice Methods: Families and Groups
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Develop foundational knowledge and skills in relationship building, engagement, interviewing, and assessment with families and groups using the ecological-systems theoretical framework and resiliency-based approach. prereq: MSW student or instr consent
SW 8153 - Models of Community Intervention
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Models of community intervention as integral to social work professional's role in community/policy practice. Multi-modes of community intervention. How they are practiced at neighborhood, community, and legislative levels. prereq: MSW student or instr consent
SW 8154 - Organizations and Policy Advocacy
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Community practice as it relates to human service agencies and organizations. Builds upon theoretical approaches to human service organizations/agencies and their distinct attributes. Key practice knowledge, skills, and values that promote, develop, and maintain human service organizations that effectively meet community/client needs. prereq: MSW student or instr consent
SW 8841 - Social Work Research Methods
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Develops foundational research methods knowledge/skills fundamental to evidence-based social work practice. prereq: MSW student or instr consent
SW 8010 - Seminar: Field Practicum I
Credits: 1.0 -8.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Integrates classroom learning with direct experience of a social work field internship. Professional support/learning groups focus on student-and facilitator-identified issues. Students discuss professional/personal biases, ethical dilemmas, and supervisory issues. Cross-cultural understanding, implications of cross-cultural practice. prereq: 8201
SW 8451 - Assessment and Engagement in Clinical Social Work Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Mental health diagnostic codes/classifications. Interviewing skills, assessment writing skills/techniques. Biopsychosocial perspective/engagement strategies. prereq: [5051, 5101, 8151, 8152, 8153, 8154] or MSW Adv Standing or instr consent
SW 8452 - Core Concepts in Clinical Social Work Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Interpersonal process skills. Developing/maintaining effective therapeutic alliances/positive intervention outcomes with diverse populations. prereq: [8451 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 8451], [5051, 5101, 8151, 8152, 8153, 8841] or MSW Adv Standing or instr consent
SW 8352 - Advanced Practice with Families
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Work with families/children in family-centered, community, preventive practice. Engagement, assessment, intervention, evaluation. prereq: [8351 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 8351], [5051, 5101, 8151, 8152, 8153, 8841] or MSW Adv Standing or instr consent
SW 8461 - Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice with Adults
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Research-informed clinical interventions for adults with mental health distress. Application of cognitive behavioral/psychodynamic psychotherapies through brief/long-term models across diverse populations. prereq: [8451 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 8451], [5051, 5101, 8151, 8152, 8153, 8841] or MSW Adv Standing or instr consent
SW 8462 - Advanced Clinical Practice With Children and Adolescents
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Social work interventions using normative developmental supports/mental health case planning. Develop advanced clinical social work practice knowledge/skills for working with children/adolescents with mental health risks. Provide knowledge for community social workers serving children exposed to stress. prereq: [8351 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 8351] or [8451 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 8451], [5051, 5101, 8151, 8152, 8153, 8841] or MSW Adv Standing or instr consent
SW 8463 - Social Work Practice With Severe and Persistent Mental Illness and Severe Emotional Disturbance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Integrated social work approach to assessing/working with individuals with SPMI, SED. Trends/modalities/evidence-supported approaches. Recovery/wellness approaches. Macro systems that impact lives of individuals/families. prereq: [5051, 5101, 8151, 8152, 8153, 8841] or MSW Adv Standing or instr consent
SW 8821 - Social Work and Difference, Diversity and Privilege
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Essential knowledge/awareness/skills to support culturally competent social work practice. prereq: [5051, 5801, 8151, 8152, 8153, 8841] or MSW Adv Standing or instr consent
SW 8020 - Field Practicum II
Credits: 1.0 -6.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Integrates classroom learning within a concentration with the direct experience of an internship. Students expand competency in cross-cultural practice. prereq: 8010
SW 8842 - Advanced Social Work Evaluation
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Students design/carry out evaluation of program or own direct practice. Purposes/types of evaluations. Instrument design, data analysis, ethical issues. Organizational, political, social, cultural factors affecting evaluation in diverse human contexts. prereq: [concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 8020 or 8030], [5051, 5801, 8151, 8152, 8153, 8841] or MSW Adv Standing or instr consent
SW 8806 - Health and Mental Health Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Critically engage in health/mental health policy debate, analysis, development, implementation. prereq: [5051, 5101, 8151, 8152, 8153, 8841] or MSW Adv Standing or instr consent
SW 8807 - International and Comparative Social Welfare Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Cross-national comparisons of social welfare policies, major international conventions, treaties. Social welfare, social development theories/policies. In-depth analyses of selected countries' policies, international agreements, social development strategies. prereq: [5051, 5101, 8151, 8152, 8153, 8841] or MSW Adv Standing or instr consent
SW 8251 - Social Work Practice in Health, Disabilities, and Aging
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Social work practice in health/disabilities/aging. History in social work, practice contexts/settings, service delivery systems. Practice/population overlaps, distinctions, co-operations. prereq: [5051, 5101, 8151, 8152, 8153, 8154] or MSW Adv Standing or instr consent
SW 8351 - Assessment and Engagement with Families and Children
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Utilizing evidence-informed, culturally respectful assessments/engagement models with families/children. Factors internal/external to families. Work with families/children around broad scope of stressors. Resiliency. prereq: [5051, 5101, 8151, 8152, 8153, 8154] or MSW Adv Standing or instr consent
SW 8551 - Advanced Community Practice: Assessment, Organizing, and Advocacy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Community practice, including community organizing, policy advocacy, social service/change leadership. prereq: [5051, 5101, 8151, 8152, 8153, 8154] or MSW Adv Standing or instr consent
SW 8551 - Advanced Community Practice: Assessment, Organizing, and Advocacy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Community practice, including community organizing, policy advocacy, social service/change leadership. prereq: [5051, 5101, 8151, 8152, 8153, 8154] or MSW Adv Standing or instr consent
SW 8552 - Advanced Community Practice: Leadership, Planning, and Program Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Advanced community practice knowledge/skills. Strategic planning, program design, organizational leadership/management, work groups. prereq: [5051, 5101, 8151, 8152, 8153, 8841] or MSW Adv Standing or instr consent
SW 5562 - Global Social Work and Social Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theories/strategies of social work and social development in industrial/developing countries. Applying international perspective and comparative framework to analyze basic human needs, social problems, and social work and social development strategies in different countries.
SW 8561 - Human Resources Management in Human Services Agencies
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Processes/components of strategic human resources management in social services. Environmental scanning, job analysis, recruitment/selection, training/development, motivation, performance evaluation, compensation/benefits, termination. Human resources law. Promotion of inclusive workplace. prereq: [5051, 5101, 8151, 8152, 8153, 8841] or MSW Adv Standing or instr consent
SW 8563 - Advanced Policy Advocacy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Students paired with social service, social policy, social justice agencies, coalitions. Agenda setting, legislative research, legislative advocacy in relation to specific legislation proposed in Minnesota state legislature. Tie policy theory to real-world practice. prereq: [5051, 5101, 8151, 8152, 8153, 8841] or MSW Adv Standing or instr consent
SW 8821 - Social Work and Difference, Diversity and Privilege
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Essential knowledge/awareness/skills to support culturally competent social work practice. prereq: [5051, 5801, 8151, 8152, 8153, 8841] or MSW Adv Standing or instr consent
SW 8020 - Field Practicum II
Credits: 1.0 -6.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Integrates classroom learning within a concentration with the direct experience of an internship. Students expand competency in cross-cultural practice. prereq: 8010
SW 8842 - Advanced Social Work Evaluation
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Students design/carry out evaluation of program or own direct practice. Purposes/types of evaluations. Instrument design, data analysis, ethical issues. Organizational, political, social, cultural factors affecting evaluation in diverse human contexts. prereq: [concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 8020 or 8030], [5051, 5801, 8151, 8152, 8153, 8841] or MSW Adv Standing or instr consent
SW 8804 - Child Welfare Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Develops advanced policy knowledge/skills for social workers practicing in or collaborating with public or private child welfare services. prereq: [5051, 5101, 8151, 8152, 8153, 8841] or MSW Adv Standing or instr consent
SW 8805 - Aging and Disability Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Social policy related to disability/aging. Major policy areas of income support, health, education, caregiving, employment, housing, retirement. prereq: [5051, 5101, 8151, 8152, 8153, 8841] or MSW Adv Standing or instr consent
SW 8806 - Health and Mental Health Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Critically engage in health/mental health policy debate, analysis, development, implementation. prereq: [5051, 5101, 8151, 8152, 8153, 8841] or MSW Adv Standing or instr consent
SW 8807 - International and Comparative Social Welfare Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Cross-national comparisons of social welfare policies, major international conventions, treaties. Social welfare, social development theories/policies. In-depth analyses of selected countries' policies, international agreements, social development strategies. prereq: [5051, 5101, 8151, 8152, 8153, 8841] or MSW Adv Standing or instr consent
SW 8251 - Social Work Practice in Health, Disabilities, and Aging
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Social work practice in health/disabilities/aging. History in social work, practice contexts/settings, service delivery systems. Practice/population overlaps, distinctions, co-operations. prereq: [5051, 5101, 8151, 8152, 8153, 8154] or MSW Adv Standing or instr consent
SW 8351 - Assessment and Engagement with Families and Children
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Utilizing evidence-informed, culturally respectful assessments/engagement models with families/children. Factors internal/external to families. Work with families/children around broad scope of stressors. Resiliency. prereq: [5051, 5101, 8151, 8152, 8153, 8154] or MSW Adv Standing or instr consent
SW 8451 - Assessment and Engagement in Clinical Social Work Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Mental health diagnostic codes/classifications. Interviewing skills, assessment writing skills/techniques. Biopsychosocial perspective/engagement strategies. prereq: [5051, 5101, 8151, 8152, 8153, 8154] or MSW Adv Standing or instr consent
SW 8351 - Assessment and Engagement with Families and Children
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Utilizing evidence-informed, culturally respectful assessments/engagement models with families/children. Factors internal/external to families. Work with families/children around broad scope of stressors. Resiliency. prereq: [5051, 5101, 8151, 8152, 8153, 8154] or MSW Adv Standing or instr consent
SW 8352 - Advanced Practice with Families
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Work with families/children in family-centered, community, preventive practice. Engagement, assessment, intervention, evaluation. prereq: [8351 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 8351], [5051, 5101, 8151, 8152, 8153, 8841] or MSW Adv Standing or instr consent
SW 8361 - Identification and Assessment of Family Violence
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Identification/assessment of family violence. Contextual knowledge of behaviors of perpetrators, victims, survivors. Gender, race, culture, age, ability, SES, sexual orientation. prereq: [5051, 5101, 8151, 8152, 8153, 8841] or MSW Adv Standing or instr consent
SW 8363 - Social Work in Child Welfare
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Public, private, tribal child welfare related to assessment of strengths/risks. Develop appropriate plans that secure child safety/well-being. prereq: [5051, 5101, 8151, 8152, 8153, 8841] or MSW Adv Standing or instr consent
SW 8462 - Advanced Clinical Practice With Children and Adolescents
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Social work interventions using normative developmental supports/mental health case planning. Develop advanced clinical social work practice knowledge/skills for working with children/adolescents with mental health risks. Provide knowledge for community social workers serving children exposed to stress. prereq: [8351 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 8351] or [8451 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 8451], [5051, 5101, 8151, 8152, 8153, 8841] or MSW Adv Standing or instr consent
SW 8821 - Social Work and Difference, Diversity and Privilege
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Essential knowledge/awareness/skills to support culturally competent social work practice. prereq: [5051, 5801, 8151, 8152, 8153, 8841] or MSW Adv Standing or instr consent
SW 8020 - Field Practicum II
Credits: 1.0 -6.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Integrates classroom learning within a concentration with the direct experience of an internship. Students expand competency in cross-cultural practice. prereq: 8010
SW 8842 - Advanced Social Work Evaluation
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Students design/carry out evaluation of program or own direct practice. Purposes/types of evaluations. Instrument design, data analysis, ethical issues. Organizational, political, social, cultural factors affecting evaluation in diverse human contexts. prereq: [concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 8020 or 8030], [5051, 5801, 8151, 8152, 8153, 8841] or MSW Adv Standing or instr consent
SW 8804 - Child Welfare Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Develops advanced policy knowledge/skills for social workers practicing in or collaborating with public or private child welfare services. prereq: [5051, 5101, 8151, 8152, 8153, 8841] or MSW Adv Standing or instr consent
SW 8805 - Aging and Disability Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Social policy related to disability/aging. Major policy areas of income support, health, education, caregiving, employment, housing, retirement. prereq: [5051, 5101, 8151, 8152, 8153, 8841] or MSW Adv Standing or instr consent
SW 8806 - Health and Mental Health Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Critically engage in health/mental health policy debate, analysis, development, implementation. prereq: [5051, 5101, 8151, 8152, 8153, 8841] or MSW Adv Standing or instr consent
SW 8807 - International and Comparative Social Welfare Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Cross-national comparisons of social welfare policies, major international conventions, treaties. Social welfare, social development theories/policies. In-depth analyses of selected countries' policies, international agreements, social development strategies. prereq: [5051, 5101, 8151, 8152, 8153, 8841] or MSW Adv Standing or instr consent
SW 8251 - Social Work Practice in Health, Disabilities, and Aging
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Social work practice in health/disabilities/aging. History in social work, practice contexts/settings, service delivery systems. Practice/population overlaps, distinctions, co-operations. prereq: [5051, 5101, 8151, 8152, 8153, 8154] or MSW Adv Standing or instr consent
SW 8451 - Assessment and Engagement in Clinical Social Work Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Mental health diagnostic codes/classifications. Interviewing skills, assessment writing skills/techniques. Biopsychosocial perspective/engagement strategies. prereq: [5051, 5101, 8151, 8152, 8153, 8154] or MSW Adv Standing or instr consent
SW 8551 - Advanced Community Practice: Assessment, Organizing, and Advocacy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Community practice, including community organizing, policy advocacy, social service/change leadership. prereq: [5051, 5101, 8151, 8152, 8153, 8154] or MSW Adv Standing or instr consent
SW 8251 - Social Work Practice in Health, Disabilities, and Aging
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Social work practice in health/disabilities/aging. History in social work, practice contexts/settings, service delivery systems. Practice/population overlaps, distinctions, co-operations. prereq: [5051, 5101, 8151, 8152, 8153, 8154] or MSW Adv Standing or instr consent
SW 8261 - Advanced Social Work Practice in Health Care
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Advanced social work practice in health care. Theoretical models/evidence-based interventions. Psychosocial assessment, treatment interventions, interdisciplinary teamwork, ethics, leadership. prereq: [5051, 5101, 8151, 8152, 8153, 8841] or MSW Adv Standing or instr consent
SW 8262 - Empowerment Practice With Persons With Disabilities
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Models of disability, types of disability, common social work practices. Knowledge/skills for use across lifespan/ cultures/various settings. prereq: [5051, 5101, 8151, 8152, 8153, 8841] or MSW Adv Standing or instr consent
SW 8263 - Advanced Direct Practice and Community-Based Interventions in Gerontology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Direct/community-based social work intervention with older adults in individual, family, group, residential, community settings. Geriatric assessment/therapy modalities. Evidence-based interventions/approaches. prereq: [SW 8251 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 8251], [5051, 5101, 8151, 8152, 8153, 8841] or MSW Adv Standing or instr consent
SW 8463 - Social Work Practice With Severe and Persistent Mental Illness and Severe Emotional Disturbance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Integrated social work approach to assessing/working with individuals with SPMI, SED. Trends/modalities/evidence-supported approaches. Recovery/wellness approaches. Macro systems that impact lives of individuals/families. prereq: [5051, 5101, 8151, 8152, 8153, 8841] or MSW Adv Standing or instr consent
SW 8821 - Social Work and Difference, Diversity and Privilege
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Essential knowledge/awareness/skills to support culturally competent social work practice. prereq: [5051, 5801, 8151, 8152, 8153, 8841] or MSW Adv Standing or instr consent
SW 8020 - Field Practicum II
Credits: 1.0 -6.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Integrates classroom learning within a concentration with the direct experience of an internship. Students expand competency in cross-cultural practice. prereq: 8010
SW 8842 - Advanced Social Work Evaluation
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Students design/carry out evaluation of program or own direct practice. Purposes/types of evaluations. Instrument design, data analysis, ethical issues. Organizational, political, social, cultural factors affecting evaluation in diverse human contexts. prereq: [concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 8020 or 8030], [5051, 5801, 8151, 8152, 8153, 8841] or MSW Adv Standing or instr consent
SW 8805 - Aging and Disability Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Social policy related to disability/aging. Major policy areas of income support, health, education, caregiving, employment, housing, retirement. prereq: [5051, 5101, 8151, 8152, 8153, 8841] or MSW Adv Standing or instr consent
SW 8806 - Health and Mental Health Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Critically engage in health/mental health policy debate, analysis, development, implementation. prereq: [5051, 5101, 8151, 8152, 8153, 8841] or MSW Adv Standing or instr consent
SW 8807 - International and Comparative Social Welfare Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Cross-national comparisons of social welfare policies, major international conventions, treaties. Social welfare, social development theories/policies. In-depth analyses of selected countries' policies, international agreements, social development strategies. prereq: [5051, 5101, 8151, 8152, 8153, 8841] or MSW Adv Standing or instr consent
SW 8351 - Assessment and Engagement with Families and Children
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Utilizing evidence-informed, culturally respectful assessments/engagement models with families/children. Factors internal/external to families. Work with families/children around broad scope of stressors. Resiliency. prereq: [5051, 5101, 8151, 8152, 8153, 8154] or MSW Adv Standing or instr consent
SW 8451 - Assessment and Engagement in Clinical Social Work Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Mental health diagnostic codes/classifications. Interviewing skills, assessment writing skills/techniques. Biopsychosocial perspective/engagement strategies. prereq: [5051, 5101, 8151, 8152, 8153, 8154] or MSW Adv Standing or instr consent
SW 8551 - Advanced Community Practice: Assessment, Organizing, and Advocacy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Community practice, including community organizing, policy advocacy, social service/change leadership. prereq: [5051, 5101, 8151, 8152, 8153, 8154] or MSW Adv Standing or instr consent