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

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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.

- See more at: http://catalog.southernct.edu/graduate/programs-and-degrees/social-work-msw.html#sthash.SQlAEKlN.dpuf

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 SEQUENCE-72 CREDITS

(51 Credits for students with advanced standing) 

MSW General Requirements (48 credits)
* Courses waived for students accepted with advanced standing (27 credits required)

SWK 510 - Social Welfare Policies and Delivery Systems - 3 credits*
SWK 521 - Substance Use: Current Issues - 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 550 - Human Behavior and Social Environment - 3 credits*
SWK 552 - Human Behavior in Social Environment - Psychopathology - 3 credits

Select one (3 credits):
SWK 548 - Evidence-based Social Work with Families - 3 credits
SWK 549 - Clinical Practice with Later Life Families - 3 credits

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

Select one (3 credits): 
SWK 561 - Social Work Research Methods -  3 credits
WGS 510 - Research Methods in Women's & Gender 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 Capstone Proposal - 6 credits
SWK 573 - Field Practicum IV and Capstone - 6 credits


Community Practice Requirements (12 credits)
SWK 511 – Social Welfare Policy Analysis – 3 credits
SWK 520 – Communities and Social Welfare – 3 credits
SWK 538 – Leadership and Management – 3 credits
SWK 560 – Social Administration – 3 credits


Women's and Gender Studies (12 credits)
WGS 500 - Feminist Theories and Practices - 3 credits
WGS 520 - History of Feminist Thought - 3 credits
WGS 530 - Global Women's Issues - 3 credits
Elective course in Women's & Gender Studies at the graduate level – 3 credits