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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For further information: SocialWorkGrad@southernct.edu

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

The dual degree program in the Master of Social Work  and Master of Arts in Women's Studies (MSW/MA) allows students to prepare for clinical social work practice while exploring and applying research and theory in women's and gender studies. Academic courses, field practice experiences, and mentoring relationships afford interdisciplinary opportunities for scholarly inquiry, critical problem solving, and leadership development.

Dual degree students are assigned faculty advisors from both the MSW program and the Women's Studies program. Dual degree students are responsible for conferring regularly with their faculty advisors, for meeting professional, academic, and field practice standards in both programs, and for participating in the Social Work and Women's Studies communities.

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

General Requirements (57 credits)

WMS 500 - Feminist Theories and Practices - 3 credits
WMS 520 - History of Feminist Thought - 3 credits
WMS 530 - Global Women's Issues - 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
Or
WMS 529 - Race, Class, and Gender - 3 credits

SWK 552 - Human Behavior in Social Environment - Psychopathology - 3 credits

SWK 561 - Social Work Research Methods -  3 credits
Or
WMS 510 - Research Methods in Women's Studies - 3 credits

SWK 570 - Generalist Social Work Field Practicum I - 3 credits
SWK 571 - Generalist Social Work Field Practicum II - 3 credits
SWK 572 - Practicum III and Thesis Proposal - 6 credits
SWK 573 - Field Practicum IV and Capstone - 6 credits

Specialized Requirements (18 credits)

In addition to the general requirements above, students complete twelve credits in their specialized field of practice, as follows:

Children and Families (C&F)

SWK 512 - Child Welfare Policies and Practice - 3 credits

Specialized Clinical Practice: Choose Two
SWK 523 - Clinical Social Work Practice for Children - 3 credits
Or
SWK 539 - Advanced Clinical Practice with Adolescents - 3 credits
Or
SWK 545 - Advanced Clinical Practice with Children and Adults - 3 credits

Elective course in Women's Studies at the graduate level - 9 credits

Elders and Families (ELD)

SWK 516 - Social Welfare Policy: The Aged - 3 credits
SWK 540 - Advanced Clinical Practice with Elders - 3 credits
SWK 556 - Advanced Clinical Practice in Mental Health and Substance Abuse - 3 credits

Elective course in Women's Studies at the graduate level - 9 credits

Mental Health and Substance Use: Co-Occurring Disorders (COD)

SWK 518 - Social Welfare Policy: Mental Health and Substance Abuse - 3 credits
SWK 556 - Advanced Clinical Practice in Mental Health and Substance Abuse - 3 credits
SWK 568 - Addictive Behaviors: Intervention Strategies for Clinical Practice - 3 credits

Elective course in Women's Studies at the graduate level - 9 credits

Social Work in School Settings (EDU)

SWK 530 - Social Work Policies in Educational Settings - 3 credits

Specialized Clinical Practice: Choose Two
SWK 523 - Clinical Social Work Practice for Children - 3 credits
Or
SWK 539 - Advanced Clinical Practice with Adolescents - 3 credits
Or
SWK 545 - Advanced Clinical Practice with Children and Adults - 3 credits

School Social Work Elective: Choose One:
SED 481 - Teaching Exceptional Students in Elementary Education Classrooms - 3 credits
or
SED 482 - Teaching Exceptional Students in Secondary Education Classrooms - 3 credits

Elective course in Women's Studies at the graduate level - 6 credits