Curriculum

For course descriptions, please refer to the Graduate Catalog

Foundation

  • SWRK 6100: Foundations of Social Welfare Policy
  • SWRK 6300: Social Change and Community Analysis
  • SWRK 6310: Human Behavior and the Social Environment
  • SWRK 6330: Advanced Seminar in Culture, Ethnicity and Institutional Inequality in Social Work Practice
  • SWRK 6400: Research and Evaluation Methods in Social Work
  • SWRK 6610: Social Work Practice: Individuals and Families
  • SWRK 6620: Social Work Practice: Groups and Organizations
  • SWRK 6710: Field Education and Social Work Practice

Advanced research

  • SWRK 6420: Evaluation of Social Work Practice

clinical concentration

  • SWRK 6380: Psychopathology for Social Work Practice
  • SWRK 6660: Social Work Practice with Individuals
  • SWRK 6680: Social Work Practice with Families
  • SWRK 6685: Social Work Practice with Groups
  • SWRK 6760: Field Education in Interpersonal Practice
  • SWRK 6780: Advanced Field Education in Interpersonal Practice
  • SWRK 6910: Advanced Social Work Practice with Individuals
  • SWRK 6920: Advanced Social Work Practice with Children
  • SWRK 6960: Advanced Social Work Practice with Families
  • SWRK 6970: Advanced Social Work Practice in Selected Areas

Policy, planning and administration concentration

  • SWRK 6430: Leadership and Management in Human Services
  • SWRK 6450: Administration in Human Services Organizations
  • SWRK 6670: Program Planning
  • SWRK 6690: Advanced Seminar in Planning and Administration
  • SWRK 6700: Seminar in Social Policy Practice
  • SWRK 6770: Field Education in Social Policy, Planning and Administration
  • SWRK 6790: Advanced Field Education in Social Policy, Planning and Administration

Advanced standing

  • SWRK 6320: Organizations, Communities and Societies: A Change Perspective
  • SWRK 6600: Seminar in Social Work Practice with Individuals, Families and Groups

Accelerated msw Program

Find course listings in the Graduate Catalog.

Electives

MSW students may take any graduate level (6000 level and above) course reasonably relevant to their degree as an elective. These courses need to be approved by the students' advisor, but do not have to be in the social work department. Students seeking specializations should use their elective hours towards these specialized courses. Specialization declaration survey needs to be completed in order to take many of these courses.

transfer credits

Transferred graduate credits must first be approved by the Graduate College, as per their Transfer Credit Policy. Once approved by the Graduate College,  the student can simply have their advisor approve the use of these credits as electives, or they may petition the School of Social Work Curriculum committee to have transferred courses substitute a required course. The School of Social Work transfer credit policy can be found in the Graduate Student Handbook.