Social Work & Women's Studies, M.S.W./M.A.

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Application Deadline

Applications to the Master of Social Work program must be submitted by no later than December 15 for admission in the following year.

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Application Deadline

Applications to the Master of Social Work/Women's Studies program must be submitted by no later than December 15 for admission in the following year.

SUMMARY

This dual degree program option will prepare students for a licensed social work practitioner career with a specialized knowledge of the population of women. The MSW/WMS program will offer students tools and training in feminist epistemologies, sensitizing students to the unique challenges and obstacles women face.

The dual degree program will offer Women's Studies students the ability to use their specialized knowledge coupled with clinical skills developed in the MSW program to address a range of concerns specific to women from political action to individualized treatment. MSW students will become grounded in theoretical and practical concerns that affect women from a broad perspective, sensitizing them to the unique challenges as well as structural limitations (within family, community, and society) that circumvent women's ability to fully participate in society.

Both programs, while focusing on human interaction and human needs, together will strengthen students' abilities to perceive the problems women face and be sanctioned by society to intervene on an individual, community, or societal level. Candidates in this special program will be prepared to enter the social work profession with a MSW and understanding/knowledge of feminist theories and practices that complement and enhance social work practice. Further, the courses can enhance master-of-arts candidates who wish to pursue other feminist-oriented professional careers, by developing a set of unique (social work) theories and skills to bring to the fields of women's studies, human behavior, and service.

CURRICULUM

There will be no modifications to the curriculum, admissions, or graduation requirements/mode of delivery. The MSW curriculum consists of 60 credits, and the MA in Women's Studies curriculum consists of 33-36 credits (depending on whether a thesis, special project, or comprehensive capstone option is chosen). Students will be able to obtain the Masters of Social Work Degree and Masters of Arts in Women's Studies for 75 credits instead of 93 credits by taking dual listed courses that are already available in each program.

PROGRAM SEQUENCE-75 CREDITS                                                                                 

SWK 510 - Social Welfare Policies and Delivery Systems - 3 credits
SWK 521 - Contemporary Issues in Working with Alcoholic and Chemistry Dependent Individuals and Families - 3 credits
SWK 532 - Theory and Practice I - Individuals - 3 credits
SWK 533 - Theory and Practice II - Groups - 3 credits
SWK 534 - Theory and Practice III - Organizations and Communities - 3 credits

SWK 548 - Advanced Clinical Practice with Families - 3 credits
Or
SWK 549 - Advanced Clinical Practice with Later Life Families - 3 credits

SWK 550 - Human Behavior and Social Environment - 3 credits
SWK 551 - Diversity, Oppression, and Social Functioning - 3 credits
SWK 552 - Human Behavior in the Social Environment - Psychopathology - 3 credits
SWK 561 - Social Work Research Methods -  3 credits
SWK 570 - Generalist Social Work Field Practicum I - 3 credits
SWK 571 - Generalist Social Work Field Practicum II - 3 credits

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SWK 510 - Social Welfare Policies and Delivery Systems - 3 credits
SWK 521 - Contemporary Issues in Working with Alcoholic and Chemistry Dependent Individuals and Families - 3 credits
SWK 532 - Theory and Practice I - Individuals - 3 credits
SWK 533 - Theory and Practice II - Groups - 3 credits
SWK 534 - Theory and Practice III - Organizations and Communities - 3 credits

SWK 548 - Advanced Clinical Practice with Families - 3 credits
Or
SWK 549 - Advanced Clinical Practice with Later Life Families - 3 credits

SWK 550 - Human Behavior and Social Environment - 3 credits
SWK 551 - Diversity, Oppression, and Social Functioning - 3 credits
SWK 552 - Human Behavior in the Social Environment - Psychopathology - 3 credits
SWK 561 - Social Work Research Methods -  3 credits
SWK 570 - Generalist Social Work Field Practicum I - 3 credits
SWK 571 - Generalist Social Work Field Practicum II - 3 credits

- See more at: http://catalog.southernct.edu/graduate/programs-and-degrees/SWK 510 - Social Welfare Policies and Delivery Systems - 3 credit

Core Requirements
SWK 521 - Contemporary Issues in Working with Alcoholic and Chemistry Dependent Individuals and Families - 3 credits
SWK 532 - Theory and Practice I - Individuals - 3 credits
SWK 533 - Theory and Practice II - Groups - 3 credits
SWK 534 - Theory and Practice III - Organizations and Communities - 3 credits

SWK 548 - Advanced Clinical Practice with Families - 3 credits
Or
SWK 549 - Advanced Clinical Practice with Later Life Families - 3 credits

SWK 550 - Human Behavior and Social Environment - 3 credits
SWK 551 - Diversity, Oppression, and Social Functioning - 3 credits
SWK 552 - Human Behavior in the Social Environment - Psychopathology - 3 credits
SWK 561 - Social Work Research Methods -  3 credits
SWK 570 - Generalist Social Work Field Practicum I - 3 credits
SWK 571 - Generalist Social Work Field Practicum II - 3 credits

SWK 510 - Social Welfare Policies and Delivery Systems - 3 credits
SWK 521 - Contemporary Issues in Working with Alcoholic and Chemistry Dependent Individuals and Families - 3 credits
SWK 532 - Theory and Practice I - Individuals - 3 credits
SWK 533 - Theory and Practice II - Groups - 3 credits
SWK 534 - Theory and Practice III - Organizations and Communities - 3 credits

SWK 548 - Advanced Clinical Practice with Families - 3 credits
Or
SWK 549 - Advanced Clinical Practice with Later Life Families - 3 credits

SWK 550 - Human Behavior and Social Environment - 3 credits
SWK 551 - Diversity, Oppression, and Social Functioning - 3 credits
SWK 552 - Human Behavior in the Social Environment - Psychopathology - 3 credits
SWK 561 - Social Work Research Methods -  3 credits
SWK 570 - Generalist Social Work Field Practicum I - 3 credits
SWK 571 - Generalist Social Work Field Practicum II - 3 credits

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Dual Courses                                                                                                      
SWK 551 - Diversity, Oppression and Social Functioning/WMS529 - Race, Class, Gender - 3 credits
SWK 561 - Social Work Research Methods/WMS510 - Research Methods in Women's Studies - 3 credits
SWK 570 - Generalist Social Work Field Practicum I & 571 - Generalist Social Work Field Practicum II - 3 credits
WMS 601 - Field Experience I & 602 Field Experience II - 3 credits
SWK 572 - Practicum III & 573 - Practicum III and Thesis Proposal - 3 credits
WMS 592 -  Special Project Seminar I & 593 - Special Project Seminar II - 3 credits

Concentration (Women’s Studies)                                                             
WMS 500 - Feminist Theories and Practices - 3 credits
WMS 520 - History of Feminist Thought - 3 credits
WMS 530 - Global Women's Issues - 3 credits

Concentration (Women’s Studies: choose three from below)           
SWK/WMS 554 - Violence in the Family; Interventive Strategies - 3 credits
SWK/WMS 555 - Sexual Minorities: A Social Work Response - 3 credits
WMS 560 - Seminar in the Psychology of Women - 3 credits
WMS 504 - Gender in the Law - 3 credits
WMS 505 - Women, Heal Thyself: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Women's Health Issues - 3 credits
WMS 515 - Sociology of Gender - 3 credits

Concentration (Social Work: choose two from below)                                     
SWK 523 - Theory and Practice I - Individuals - 3 credits
SWK 545 - Advanced Clinical Practice with Families - 3 credits
SWK 556 - Advanced Clinical Practice in Mental Health and Substance - 3 credits
SWK 568 -Addictive Behaviors: Intervention Strategies for Clinical Practice - 3 credits
SWK 540 - Advanced Clinical Practice with Elders - 3 credits