MSW Curriculum

Generalist Practice Curriculum

The generalist curriculum comprises the first year of the regular full-time program and consists of 30 hours of coursework and field education. Building on a liberal arts base, generalist practice courses address the knowledge and skills associated with generalist social work practice. We also examine the core values, ethics, and philosophy of social work in preparation for advanced social work practice.

Specialized Practice Curriculum

The specialized practice curriculum comprises the second year of the traditional program and is the curriculum for the advanced standing option. The specialized practice curriculum consists of 32 hours of advanced coursework and field education. The specialized practice curriculum focuses on advanced direct practice and builds upon successful mastery of foundation knowledge and skills. Students learn to use an evidence-based practice perspective to develop appropriate interventions for individuals, families, groups, and organizations.