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  School of Social Work 2019-2021 Degree Programs Master of Social Work Program (M.S.W.) Specialized Curriculum  

Specialized Curriculum

The specialized curriculum consists of a specialization in a method of advanced practice, an advanced research course, advanced field instruction, and electives. Only after successful completion of the generalist curriculum courses and the statistics requirement can students begin the specialized curriculum. Students must select a specialization.

The required advanced courses are:

19:910:511,512 Clinical Social Work I,II (3,3) or 19:910:535,536 Management Practice and Theory; Program and Strategic Planning (3,3)

19:910:542 or 584 or 585 Social Welfare Policy and Services II (3)

19:910:595 Methods of Social Work Research II (3)

19:910:600, 601 Field Education Practicum III, IV (3,3)

19:910:___ Advanced Practice Distribution Requirement(3)

19:910:___ Human Behavior Distribution Requirement (3)

Two general elective courses are also required to complete the M.S.W. degree.

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