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Wilmer Hepker School of Social Work Graduate Bulletin 2012-2014

Master of Social Work

     All students must take a core of foundation courses during the first year, except those who have completed the core curriculum at the undergraduate level and have been admitted with advanced standing. Advanced level students will begin their classes in the summer preceding the second year of the program or the fall, thereby completing the graduate program in four quarters. The program offers course work in several areas of practice emphasis: Health and Mental Health, Children and Families, School Social Work, Addiction, Aging, and Child Welfare.

Required Courses

Core Courses: (First-year Regular Standing) 25 --  
SOWK 514 Historical Development of Social Welfare 3 -  
SOWK 517 Social Work Practice Methods I 3 -  
SOWK 518 Social Work Practice Methods II 3 -  
SOWK 520 Social Work Practice Methods III 2 -  
SOWK 524 Human Behavior and Social Environment I 3 -  
SOWK 525 Human Behavior and Social Environment II 3 -  
SOWK 534 Clinical Treatment of Families I 3 -  
SOWK 537 Social Work Research 3 -  
SOWK 538 Research Applications in Social Work I 1 -  
SOWK 539 Research Applications in Social Work II 1 -  
       
Field Practicum Courses: (First-/Second-year Regular & Advanced Standing)    18 12  
SOWK 529 Field Practicum-Foundation (First-year Regular Standing) 6 -  
SOWK 530 Field Practicum-Advanced (Second-year Regular & Advanced Standing) 12 12  
       
Core Courses: (Second-year Regular & Advanced Standing) 24 24  
SOWK 508 Social Work, Religion, and Spirituality 3 3  
SOWK 510 Cultural and Ethnic Perspectives 3 3  
SOWK 541 Advanced Practice 3 3  
SOWK 542 Dysfunctional Behavior in Clinical Social Work 3 3  
SOWK 544 Policy Analysis and Advocacy for Clinicians 3 3  
SOWK 545 Clinical Treatment of Families II 3 3  
SOWK 548 Comparative Theories of Social Work Practice 3 3  
SOWK 573 Practice and Theories of Clinical Group Work 3 3  
       
Core Choice: (Second-year Regular & Advanced Standing) 3 3  
SOWK 540 Advanced Clinical Evaluation      
     or 3 3  
SOWK 589 Advanced Research Methods      
       
*Electives: (Second-year Regular & Advanced Standing) 12 15  
Total 82 54  
  Regular Advanced  
  Standing Standing  

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