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Department of Social Work
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Department of Social Work

Master of Social Work

The MSW Program offers an advanced concentration in empowerment practice across systems (individuals and families, small groups, and communities and organizations). Empowerment practice utilizes advanced critical thinking skills to assess the influence of multiple and interlocking personal, structural, and societal systems of power on vulnerable and oppressed populations. It incorporates the use of advanced social work theories and methodologies for culturally relevant assessment, intervention, and evaluation at multiple levels of complexity and across systems in order to promote human and social well-being.

The Department of Social Work offers four options for pursuing a Master of Social Work Degree: the two-year Full-Time Program (60 credits); the three-year Weekend Program (60 credits); and, the one-year Advanced Standing Program (39 credits) and a two-year Advanced standing Weekend Program (39 credits) (NEW for fall 2014)

General Information

Field placements are an important component in our programs.  The Office of Field Instruction coordinates and supports graduate and undergraduate internships in a wide variety of local and regional agencies.

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