MSW Program Plan

SW 610. Social Work Theory and Foundation.
Concentration groups. Prereq.: foundation courses/advanced standing, 632. Coreq.: 630, 635, 636, 699. 3 credits F.

SW 611. Generalist Social Work Practice I.
Foundation course. Integration of theory and practice with individuals, families and small groups. Coreq.: 613, 614, 615, 616. 3 credits F.

SW 612. Generalist Social Work Practice II.
Foundation course. Integration of theory and practice with small groups, communities and organizations. Prereq.: 611,613, 614, 615, 616. Coreq.: 621, 622, 625, 626. 3 credits S.

SW 613. Social Work with Marginalized Populations.
Foundation course. Examination of social work practice with a variety of diverse populations. Issues of cultural competence, discrimination, oppression and justice are explored. Coreq.: 611, 614, 615, 616. 3 credits F.

SW 614. Human Behavior in the Social Environment.
Provides students with the foundational social work theories, critical and race theories, and developmental theories as they are applied to social work with individuals, families and communities. Coreq.: 611, 613, 615, 616. 3 credits F.

SW 615. Field Placement I
Foundation course. Educationally directed 150 hours of field placement in an approved social work organization. Arranged with the MSW Field Director. Coreq.: 611, 613, 614, 616. 1 credit F.

SW 616. Integrated Practice Seminar I
Foundation course. Integration and application of generalist practice at micro, mezzo, and macro levels with client systems. Critical thinking, collaboration skills in social work practice. Coreq.: 611, 613, 614, 615. 2 credits F.

SW 621. Social Welfare Policy.
Foundation course. Critical analysis of the complex economic, political, social and cultural components of United States and global social welfare policy as it impacts individuals, families and communities. Prereq.: 611, 613, 614, 615, 616. Coreq.: 612, 622, 625, 626. 3 credits S.

SW 622. Research I.
Foundation course. Research methodologies for use in a variety of social service and social action settings including quantitative, qualitative, practice and program evaluation. Prereq.: 611, 613, 614, 615, 616. Coreq.: 612, 621, 625 626. 3 credits S.

SW 625. Foundation Field Placement.
Foundation course. 250 hours of field placement in an approved social work organization. Includes seminar. Prereq.: 611, 613, 614, 615, 616. Coreq.: 612, 621, 622, 626. 4 credits S.

SW 626. Integrated Practice Seminar II.
Foundation course. Generalist practice at micro, mezzo, and macro levels with client systems. Critical thinking and collaboration skills in social work practice. Continuation of 616. Prereq.: 611, 613, 614, 615, 616. Coreq.: 612, 621, 622, 625. 2 credits S.

SW 630. Advanced Generalist Practice in Changing Communities.
Concentration course. Examination of a range of social work theories and their application to social work practice in communities. Prereq.: foundation courses/advanced standing, 632. Coreq.: 631, 633, 699. 3 credits F.

SW 635. Field Placement III.
Concentration course. Educationally directed 300 hours of field placement in approved social work organization. Approved by MSW Field Dir. Prereq.: foundation courses/advanced standing, 632. Coreq.: 630, 631, 635, 699. 1 credit F.

SW 636. Integrated Practice Seminar III.
Concentration course. Integration of advanced generalist theory, other theories. Application of social work practice with individuals and families within changing communities. Prereq.: foundation courses/advanced standing, 632. Coreq.: 630, 631, 635, 699. 2 credits F.

SW 641. Advanced Generalist Practice with Organizations.
Concentration course. Examination of a range of social work theories and application to practice in organizations. Prereq.: foundation courses/advanced standing; 630, 631, 632, 635, 636, 699. Coreq.: 642, 645,646, 650, 699. 3 credits S.

SW 642. Advanced Policy Practice.
Concentration course. Critical analysis of social welfare policy including theories of policy development, implementation and advocacy within social and political systems. Prereq.: .: foundation courses/advanced standing; 630, 631, 632, 635, 636, 699. Coreq.: 641, 645, 646, 650, 699. 3 credits S.

SW 645. Field Placement IV.
course. Educationally directed 300 hours of field placement in approved social work organization. Continuation of 635. Approved by MSW Field Dir. Prereq.: foundation courses/advanced standing; 630, 631, 632, 635, 636, 699. Coreq.: 641, 642, 646, 650, 699. 1 credit S.

SW 646. Integrative Practice Seminar IV.
Concentration course. Integration of advanced generalist theory, other theories. Application to agency/organization setting. Groups, organizations and communities. Prereq.: foundation courses/ advanced standing; 630, 631, 632, 635, 636, 699. Coreq.: 641, 642, 645, 650, 699. 2 credits S.

SW 650. Mental Health and Social Work Practice
Concentration Course. Psychological, social, biological contributions to mental health disorders. Symptoms, etiologies, appropriate assessment tools, and intervention. Prereq.: foundation courses/advanced standing: 630, 631, 635, 636, 699. Coreq.: 641, 642, 645, 646, 699. 3 credits S.

Program Plan A – Thesis: SW 699, 6 credits (at least two semesters).

Program Plan B – Culminating Project: SW 670, and 6 advisor approved elective credits.

MSW Plan of Study

Foundation Year courses designated for students entering without a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, or whose BSW is more than 5 years old.

 

Summer Session

Credits

610

Social Work Foundations

3

Total Summer Session Credits

3

Fall Semester

Credits

611

 Generalist Social Work Practice I

3

613

Social Work with Marginalized Populations

3

614

Human Behavior and the Social Environment

3

615

Field Placement I (150 hours)

1

616

Integrated Practice Seminar I

2

Total Semester Credits

12

Spring Semester

612

Generalist Social Work Practice II

3

621

Social Welfare Policy

3

622

Research I

3

625

Field Placement II (150 Hours)

1

626

Integrated Social Work Practice Seminar

2

Total Semester Credits

12

Total Credits for Foundation Year

27

 

MSW Plan of Study – For Students entering without a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work

Concentration Year – Program Plan A – Thesis Option

Fall Semester

630

Advanced Generalist Practice in Changing Communities

3

631

Advanced Generalist Practice with Individuals and Families

3

635

Field Placement III (300 hours)

1

636

Integrated Practice Seminar III

2

642

Advanced Policy Practice

3

699

Thesis (fall)

3

Total Semester Credits

15

Spring Semester

641

Advanced Generalist Practice with Organizations

3

645

Field Placement IV (300 hours)

1

646

Integrative Practice Seminar IV

2

650

Social Work in Mental Health

3

699

Thesis (spring)

3

Total Semester Credits

12

Foundation Year and Concentration Year Combined

Total Program Credits, First and Second Year Combined

54

MSW Plan of Study – For Students entering without a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work

Concentration Year – Program Plan B – Culminating Project Option

Fall Semester

630

Advanced Generalist Practice in Changing Communities

3

631

Advanced Generalist Practice with Individuals and Families

3

635

Field Placement III (300 hours)

1

636

Integrated Practice Seminar III

2

642

Advanced Policy Practice

3

Elective

3

Total Semester Credits

15

Spring Semester

641

Advanced Generalist Practice with Organizations

3

645

Field Placement IV (300 hours)

1

646

Integrative Practice Seminar IV

2

650

Social Work in Mental Health

3

670

Culminating Project

3

Elective

3

Total Semester Credits

15

Foundation Year and Concentration Year Combined

Total Program Credits, First and Second Year Combined

57

MSW Plan of Study – Advanced Standing – Program Plan A -

Students who possess a BSW Degree that was granted more than 5 years ago

Advanced Standing students have a BSW Degree and are exempt from Foundation courses.

Summer Session

Credits

610

Social Work Foundations

3

Total Summer Session Credits

3

Fall Semester

630

Advanced Generalist Practice in Changing Communities

3

631

Advanced Generalist Practice with Individuals and Families

3

635

Field Placement III (300 hours)

1

636

Integrated Practice Seminar III

2

642

Advanced Policy Practice

3

699

Thesis (fall)

3

Total Semester Credits

15

Spring Semester

641

Advanced Generalist Practice with Organizations

3

645

Field Placement IV (300 hours)

1

646

Integrative Practice Seminar IV

2

650

Social Work in Mental Health

3

699

Thesis (spring)

3

Total Semester Credits

12

Advanced Standing/Concentration Year

Total Program Credits

30


MSW Plan of Study – Advanced Standing – Program Plan B -

Students who possess a BSW Degree that was granted more than 5 years ago

Advanced Standing students have a BSW Degree and are exempt from Foundation courses.

Summer Session

Credits

610

Social Work Foundations

3

Total Summer Session Credits

3

Fall Semester

630

Advanced Generalist Practice in Changing Communities

3

631

Advanced Generalist Practice with Individuals and Families

3

635

Field Placement III (300 hours)

1

636

Integrated Practice Seminar III

2

642

Advanced Policy Practice

3

Elective

3

Total Semester Credits

15

Spring Semester

641

Advanced Generalist Practice with Organizations

3

645

Field Placement IV (300 hours)

1

646

Integrative Practice Seminar IV

2

650

Social Work in Mental Health

3

670

Culminating Project

3

Elective

3

Total Semester Credits

15

Advanced Standing/Concentration Year

Total Program Credits

33

Students selecting Option B will need to take 2 elective courses (3-credits) prior to graduation. Students with advisement and approval will determine which courses and when these will be taken.

MSW Plan of Study – Advanced Standing – Program Plan A -

Students who possess a BSW Degree that was granted within the last 5 years

Advanced Standing students have a BSW Degree and are exempt from Foundation courses.

Fall Semester

630

Advanced Generalist Practice in Changing Communities

3

631

Advanced Generalist Practice with Individuals and Families

3

635

Field Placement III (300 hours)

1

636

Integrated Practice Seminar III

2

642

Advanced Policy Practice

3

699

Thesis (fall)

3

Total Semester Credits

15

Spring Semester

641

Advanced Generalist Practice with Organizations

3

645

Field Placement IV (300 hours)

1

646

Integrative Practice Seminar IV

2

650

Social Work in Mental Health

3

699

Thesis (spring)

3

Elective

3

Total Semester Credits

15

Advanced Standing/Concentration Year

Total Program Credits

30

MSW Plan of Study – Advanced Standing – Program Plan B -

Students who possess a BSW Degree that was granted within the last 5 years

Advanced Standing students have a BSW Degree and are exempt from Foundation courses.

Fall Semester

630

Advanced Generalist Practice in Changing Communities

3

631

Advanced Generalist Practice with Individuals and Families

3

635

Field Placement III (300 hours)

1

636

Integrated Practice Seminar III

2

642

Advanced Policy Practice

3

Elective

3

Total Semester Credits

15

Spring Semester

641

Advanced Generalist Practice with Organizations

3

645

Field Placement IV (300 hours)

1

646

Integrative Practice Seminar IV

2

650

Social Work in Mental Health

3

670

Culminating Project

3

Elective

3

Total Semester Credits

15

Advanced Standing/Concentration Year

Total Program Credits

30

Students selecting Option B will need to take 2 elective courses (3-credits) prior to graduation. Students with advisement and approval will determine which courses and when these will be taken.

MSW Program Part-time Option

School of Health and Human Services

St. Cloud State University

Foundation Students do not possess a BSW degree or their BSW degree was granted more than 5 years ago.

Year One

Semester

Courses

Day Offered

Summer

Social Work Foundations

TBD

Fall

SW 613 Social Work with Marginalized Populations

SW 614 HBSE

Wednesday

Spring

SW 621 Social Welfare Policy

SW 622 Research

Wednesday

Year Two

Semester

Courses

Day Offered

Fall

SW 611* Generalist Practice I

SW 615* Field Placement I

SW 616* Integrated Field Seminar I

Thursday

Spring

SW 612* Generalist Practice II

SW 625* Field Placement II

SW 626* Integrated Field Seminar II

Thursday

Year Three

Semester

Day Offered

Fall

SW 630 Adv. Gen Practice - Changing Communities

SW 631 Adv. Gen Practice – Individuals & Families

Wednesday

Spring

SW 641 Adv. Gen Practice with Organizations

SW 650 Mental Health & Social Work

Wednesday

Year Four Option A - Thesis

Semester

Courses

Day Offered

Fall

SW 642 Adv. Policy Practice

SW 635* Field Placement III

SW 636* Integrated Field Seminar III

Thursday

SW 699* Thesis

TBD with Thesis Chair

Spring

SW 645* Field Placement IV

SW 646* Integrated Field Seminar IV

Thursday

SW 699* Thesis

TBD with Thesis Chair

Year Four Option B – Culminating Project

Semester

Courses

Day Offered

Fall

SW 642 Adv. Policy Practice

SW 635* Field Placement III

SW 636* Integrated Field Seminar III

Thursday

Spring

SW 645* Field Placement IV

SW 646* Integrated Field Seminar IV

SW 670* Culminating Project

Thursday

Students selecting Option B will need to take 2 elective courses (3-credits) prior to graduation. Students with advisement and approval will determine which courses and when these will be taken.

*              Courses that have pre or co-requisites

 

Advanced Standing (individuals with BSW granted within the last 5 years)

Year One

Semester

Day Offered

Summer

SW 610 Social Work Foundations

TBD

Fall

SW 630 Adv. Gen Practice - Changing Communities

SW 631 Adv. Gen Practice – Individuals & Families

Wednesday

Spring

SW 641 Adv. Gen Practice with Organizations

SW 650 Mental Health & Social Work

Wednesday

Year Two Option A

Semester

Courses

Day Offered

Fall

SW 642 Adv. Policy Practice

SW 635* Field Placement III

SW 636* Integrated Field Seminar III

Thursday

SW 699* Thesis

TBD with Thesis Chair

Spring

SW 645* Field Placement IV

SW 646* Integrated Field Seminar IV

Thursday

SW 699* Thesis

TBD with Thesis Chair

Year Two Option B

Semester

Courses

Day Offered

Fall

SW 642 Adv. Policy Practice

SW 635* Field Placement III

SW 636* Integrated Field Seminar III

Thursday

Spring

SW 645* Field Placement IV

SW 646* Integrated Field Seminar IV

SW 670* Culminating Project

Thursday

Students selecting Option B will need to take 2 elective courses (3-credits) prior to graduation. Students with advisement and approval will determine which courses and when these will be taken.

*              Courses that have pre or co-requisites

Advanced Standing (individuals with BSW granted more than 5 years ago)

Year One

Semester

Day Offered

Summer

SW 610 Social Work Foundations

TBD

Fall

SW 630 Adv. Gen Practice - Changing Communities

SW 631 Adv. Gen Practice – Individuals & Families

Wednesday

Spring

SW 641 Adv. Gen Practice with Organizations

SW 650 Mental Health & Social Work

Wednesday

Year Two Option A

Semester

Courses

Day Offered

Fall

SW 642 Adv. Policy Practice

SW 635* Field Placement III

SW 636* Integrated Field Seminar III

Thursday

SW 699* Thesis

TBD with Thesis Chair

Spring

SW 645* Field Placement IV

SW 646* Integrated Field Seminar IV

Thursday

SW 699* Thesis

TBD with Thesis Chair

Year Two Option B

Semester

Courses

Day Offered

Fall

SW 642 Adv. Policy Practice

SW 635* Field Placement III

SW 636* Integrated Field Seminar III

Thursday

Spring

SW 645* Field Placement IV

SW 646* Integrated Field Seminar IV

SW 670* Culminating Project

Thursday

Students selecting Option B will need to take 2 elective courses (3-credits) prior to graduation. Students with advisement and approval will determine which courses and when these will be taken.

*              Courses that have pre or co-requisites

 

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