Master of Social Work

Master of Social Work

Minimum semester credits required: 63 Foundation; 38 Advanced Standing 

Foundation courses (25 credits): 

SOWK6520. Human Behavior in the Social Environment I: A Life Cycle Perspective (3)
SOWK6522. HBSE II: Person and Environment  (3)
SOWK6530. Social Welfare Policy and Services (3)
SOWK6540. Introduction to Research Methodology I (1)
SOWK6541. Introduction to Research Methodology II (1)
SOWK6551. Practice II: Organizations/Community Development (3)
SOWK6561. Practice I: Individuals/Families/Groups (3)
SOWK6570. Field Instruction I (3)
SOWK6571. Field Instruction Seminar I (1)
SOWK6572. Field Instruction II (3)
SOWK6573. Field Instruction Seminar II (1) 

Core courses (20 credits):

SOWK7622. HBSE III: Social Work and Religion: Justice/Values/Ethics (3)
SOWK7629. Social Policy Issues with Health Care (3); or,
     SOWK7630. Policy Issues in Rural America (3) [Students with an interest in international social work may develop a specialized project in this course] 
SOWK7640. Advanced Research Design (3)
SOWK7641. Advanced Research Methodology (2)
SOWK7670. Field Instruction III (3)
SOWK7671. Field Instruction Seminar III (1)
SOWK7672. Field Instruction IV (3)
SOWK7673. Field Instruction Seminar IV (1)
SOWK7690. MSW Capstone (1); or,
     SOWK7642. Completion of Thesis (1-3), and
     SOWK7639. Introduction to SPSS Software (1) [Required for students completing a thesis with quantitative data] 

Concentration courses (18 credits):

Medical Social Work with Adults (ages 40 and up) Concentration

SOWK7631. Practice III: Clinical Theories in Medical Social Work with Adults in Rural and Small Town Settings (3)
SOWK7632. Practice IV: Clinical Assessment/Intervention/Evaluation of Cognitively and Physically Impaired Adults in Out-of-Home Care Settings (3)
SOWK7633. Practice V: End-of-Life Issues and Grief Counseling with Adults and Their Families (3)
SOWK7635. Demography, Medical Terminology, and Psychopharmacology with Adults (1)
SOWK7666. DSM-5: Adults (1)
Students must complete a minimum of one practice course outside the
gerontology concentration. (3)
SOWK7610. Social Work Electives: 4 credits required

Management, Program Development, and Community Planning Concentration:

SOWK7651. Practice IV: Community Organizing in Rural and Small Town Settings (3)
SOWK7652. Practice III: Social Work Leadership in Rural and Small Town Settings in the 21st Century (3)
SOWK7654. Practice V: Financial Management and Resource Development in Rural and Small Town Settings (3)
SOWK7655. Program Evaluation in Rural and Small Town Communities (2)
Students must complete a minimum of one practice course outside the management concentration. (3)
SOWK7610. Social Work Electives: 4 credits required

Community Mental Health Practice Concentration:

SOWK7661. Practice III: Mental Health Theories: Emphasis on Rural and Small Town Populations (3)
SOWK7662. Practice IV: Clinical Assessment/Intervention/Evaluation in Rural and Small Town Communities (3)
SOWK7664. Practice V: Group Treatment in Rural and Small Town Communities (3); or,
     SOWK7683: Practice V: Group Work in Substance Abuse Treatment (3)
SOWK7665. DSM 5: Children and Adolescents (1)
SOWK7666. DSM 5: Adults (1)
Students must complete a minimum of one practice course outside the mental health concentration.
SOWK7610. Social Work Electives: 4 credits required

Addiction Studies Concentration:

SOWK7681. Practice III: Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment Planning in Substance Abuse (3)
SOWK7682. Practice IV: Individual and Family Counseling for Alcohol and Drug Problems (3)
SOWK7683. Practice V: Group Work in Substance Abuse Treatment (3); or,
     SOWK7664. Practice V: Group Treatment in Rural and Small Town Communities (3)
SOWK7684. Practice VI: Alcohol and Drug Education/Pharmacology (3)
SOWK7685. Introduction to Drugs and Alcohol in Society (1)
SOWK7686. Case Management of Drug and Alcohol Problems (1)
SOWK7687. Ethical and Legal Issues in Substance Abuse Treatment (1)
SOWK7665. DSM-5: Children and Adolescents (1); or,
     SOWK7666. DSM-5: Adults (1)
No alternate concentration practice class required.
SOWK7610. Social Work Electives: 2 credits required