Academic Catalog 2021-2022

Slippery Rock University

Social Work, Master of Social Work (MSW)

Program Learning Outcomes

  • To prepare professionals to be competent and ethical in social work practice settings through demonstrated mastery of the MSW Program’s core clinical competencies.
  • To prepare professionals to effectively identify, apply and evaluate evidence-based interventions.
  • To prepare committed social work practitioners to assume leadership roles.
  • To prepare social workers to recognize the impact of globalization on society and advocate for social, economic and environmental justice in diverse communities.

Related Links

Social Work, MSW Program Page

Social Work Department Page

Social Work Fact Sheet

Professional Licensure/Certification Page

Curriculum Guide

Required Courses
SOWK 600Human Behavior & the Social Environment3
SOWK 601Foundations of Social Work3
SOWK 605Social Welfare System3
SOWK 610Macro Social Work3
SOWK 615Clinical Social Work & the DSM3
SOWK 620Human Rights, Social Justice & Policy3
SOWK 705Research Methods in Social Work3
SOWK 650Field Education I3
SOWK 650Field Education I3
SOWK 630Clinical Practice With Children & Families3
SOWK 635Clinical Practice With Adults3
SOWK 710Qualitative Research3
SOWK 730Practice Skills Following Crises3
or SOWK 731 Practice Skills in Forensic Social Work
SOWK 750Field Education II3
SOWK 750Field Education II3
Subtotal45
Clinical Electives
Select 5 courses from the following:15
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Disaster Management
Trauma-Informed Care
Military Culture
Social Work With Families Impacted By Trauma
Behavioral Health Services in Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice
Intervention for Sexual Assault and Interpersonal Violence
Forensic Social Work in Corrections
Animal-Assisted Social Work
Animal-Assisted Social Work with Kids
Animal-Assisted Social Work With Seniors
Animal-Assisted Crisis Response
Subtotal15
Total Hours60

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK (9MSW)
UCC 03.02.2021

Recommended Course Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallHours
SOWK 600 Human Behavior & the Social Environment 3
SOWK 601 Foundations of Social Work 3
SOWK 615 Clinical Social Work & the DSM 3
SOWK 620 Human Rights, Social Justice & Policy 3
SOWK 650 Field Education I 3
 Hours15
Spring
SOWK 605 Social Welfare System 3
SOWK 610 Macro Social Work 3
SOWK 730
Practice Skills Following Crises
or Practice Skills in Forensic Social Work
3
SOWK 650 Field Education I 3
SOWK Elective 3
 Hours15
Second Year
Fall
SOWK 630 Clinical Practice With Children & Families 3
SOWK 705 Research Methods in Social Work 3
SOWK 750 Field Education II 3
SOWK Elective 6
 Hours15
Spring
SOWK 635 Clinical Practice With Adults 3
SOWK 710 Qualitative Research 3
SOWK 750 Field Education II 3
SOWK Elective 6
 Hours15
 Total Hours**60

** This document is meant to serve as a guide. Please consult with your academic adviser and refer to your curriculum guide prior to registering for courses. This plan should be reviewed, and verified, by you and your academic adviser at least once each academic year.