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Master of Social Work

Social Justice-Focused & Community-Based

Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice

Master of Social Work


Join our Bold, Courageous, and World Affirming Learning Community

The Master of Social Work program prepares students to develop values, skills and knowledge in advanced clinical social work practice, including:

  • Assessment of vulnerabilities, strengths and resilience in individuals, families and groups in social, cultural and historical contexts
  • Evidence-based and culturally responsive interventions to restore and enhance functioning
  • Advocacy for economic and social justice and human rights
  • Critical and professional use of self for service and social change.

Program Overview


Programs

We offer two degree options:

  • Two-Year MSW (Fall Start)
  • Advanced Standing MSW (10 months, Summer start), designed for BSW graduates from CSWE- accredited baccalaureate social work programs.

Cohort Model

Students are situated in a Cohort Model in both the Two Year and Advanced Standing MSW programs.  This model offers a small class size and learning community of diverse students who move through the program together, supporting one another, and fostering academic professional, and personal growth.

Practicum

The MSW program requires field practicum in the generalist year and the specialization year. Students will be supervised by qualified social workers onsite and guided by program-appointed field liasons. 

  • Generalist practicum, 448 hours, required of all students in the first year of the 2-Year MSW, 8 hours per day, 2 days per week for 28 weeks 
  • Specialization practicum, 720 hours, required of all students in the second year of the 2-Year MSW program and all students in the 10-month Advanced Standing MSW program, 8 hours per day, 3 days per week for 30 weeks.

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