Social Work - Clinical Practice and Women's & Gender Studies, M.S.W./M.A. (Dual Degree)

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The program course outline and graduation requirements for this catalog year are listed below.  The department website provides an overview of the program, including admission requirements, faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers: https://www.southernct.edu/academics/social-work/programs.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (72 CREDITS)

(45 Credits for Students with advanced standing)

MSW General Requirements (45 credits)
* Courses waived for students accepted with advanced standing.
SWK 510 – Social Welfare Policies and Delivery Systems *
SWK 511 – Social Welfare Policy Analysis 
SWK 521 – Substance Use: Current Issues 
SWK 532 – Theory and Practice I - Individuals*
SWK 533 – Theory and Practice II - Groups *
SWK 534 – Theory and Practice III - Organizations and Communities*
SWK 550 – Human Behavior and Social Environment *
SWK 552 – Human Behavior in Social Environment - Psychopathology 
SWK 570 – Generalist Social Work Practicum I *
SWK 571 – Generalist Social Work Practicum II*
SWK 574 – Specialist Social Work Practicum III 
SWK 575 – Specialist Social Work Practicum IV 
Elective course in any subject at the graduate level *

Select one (3 credits):
SWK 551 – Diversity, Oppression, and Social Functioning 
WGS 529 – Intersectionality and Social Justice 

Select one (3 credits):
SWK 561 – Social Work Research Methods 
WGS 510 – Research Methods in Women's & Gender Studies 

Clinical Practice Requirements (12 credits)

SWK 545 – Clinical Practice with Individuals and Groups 
SWK 548 – Clinical Practice with Family Systems 
Elective course in SWK at the graduate level *
Elective course in SWK at the graduate level 

Women's and Gender Studies (12 credits)
WGS 500 – Feminist Theories and Practices 
WGS 520 – History of Feminist Thought
WGS 530 – Global Women's Issues 
Elective course in Women's & Gender Studies at the graduate level

Capstone (3 Credits)
SWK 576 – Research-Informed Practice: Social Work Capstone