Social Work - Master of Social Work (MSW)

Master of Social Work (MSW) - Social Work

College of Health

Degree Specific Credits: 60

Required Cumulative GPA: 3.0

Catalog Year: 2022-23

Notes/Description

Summary

Generalist required courses

29

Specialized required courses

22

Electives

9

Total Hours

60


Generalist Required Courses

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

SW 500

Orientation

1

SW 505

Foundations of Social Work Practice

2

SW 510

Human Behavior and Social Environment I

3

SW 511

Human Behavior and Social Intervention II

3

SW 515

Practice with Individuals & Families

3

SW 520

SW Research Methods

3

SW 525

Practicum in Groups & Communities

4

SW 530

History of Social Policy

3

SW 532

Indian Child Welfare Act

1

SW 576

Found Integrative Seminar I

1

SW 577

Found Integrative Seminar II

1

SW 586

Found Practicum I

2

SW 587

Found Practicum II

2

Total Hours

29

Minimum Required Grade: C

Specialized Required Courses

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

SW 521

Advanced Research

3

SW 531

Social Policy Analysis

3

SW 535

Advanced Practice

4

SW 545

Organizational Leadership

3

SW 578

Advanced Seminar I

1

SW 579

Advanced Seminar II

1

SW 588

Concentration Practicum I

3

SW 589

Concentration Practicum II

3

SW 593

Professional Portfolio

1

Total Hours

22

Minimum Required Grade: C

Micro-Practice Emphasis - Optional

Code

Title

Hours

Micro practice emphasizes the development of clinical skills and a repertoire of theoretical knowledge relevant to direct practice with individuals, small groups, couples, and families. Students concentrating in micro practice will complete specialization-year practicum hours in settings that provide opportunities for direct clinical practice, such as community, school-based, and residential mental health programs, child and family services, hospice care, and medical settings. Students choose elective courses that further their development of knowledge and skills for clinical practice.

Possible electives include:

SW 420

Child Abuse/Child Welfare

3

SW 423

Addiction Studies

3

SW 425

SUDs and SW Skill Sets

3

SW 450

Children and Youth at Risk

3

SW 455

Social Gerontology

3

SW 475

Death, Dying and Grief

3

SW 551

Couples and Family Therapy

3

SW 552

Psychopathology & S W

3

SW 553

Social Work Addictions

3

Minimum Required Grade: C

Macro-Practice Emphasis - Optional

Macro practice emphasizes the development of skills and a repertoire of theoretical knowledge relevant to community, organizational, and political practice (e.g. program planning and development, neighborhood development, organizational administration and management, community organizing, and legislative advocacy). Students concentrating in macro practice will complete concentration-year practicum hours in settings that provide opportunities to develop skills in planning, development, advocacy, and social action, such as local and regional development corporations, social action and rights-based organizations, and action-research centers. Students choose electives that further development of their skills in community building, organization, and advocacy. Possible electives and certificate programs can be found on the UM Graduate School website. Of particular interest may be: Public Health Certificate – http://health.umt.edu/publichealth/graduate/certificates/cph/default.php Department of Public Administration and Policy – https://www.umt.edu/law/mpa/certificates/default.php 18 Global Health - https://health.umt.edu/publichealth/graduate/certificates/cgh/default.php Extra-departmental courses, as well as graduate-level courses in other relevant disciplines such as environmental studies, political science, and sociology may also be taken as electives. You will be informed of new electives courses offered by the School of Social Work as they are added.