The MSW program prepares students with the knowledge, skills, and values for advanced clinical social work practice with diverse populations and emerging social issues based on the Ten Core Competencies of Social Work Practice. The Social Work Department evaluates the development these competences in graduate students (for the most recent findings for the past year see Assessment of Student Learning Objectives).
The program educates students in generalist practice in the clinical concentration.
Additional coursework prepares students for advanced practice in school settings.
The Department of Social Work offers both a full-time and part-time graduate program leading to the Master of Social Work (MSW) degree. The MSW program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
The program offers three tracks at USI.
Curriculum design for each of the three tracks:
NOTE: Applicants for the advanced standing programs must have a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree from a Council on Social Work Education accredited program. Students must apply to a specific "track" (e.g. two year full-time) and must stay on that track in order to complete a program of study leading to the MSW degree.
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