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The Master of Social Work Program

MSW Curricular Designs



Two-Year MSW Program (64 Credits)

Foundation Year (1st Year)

Fall   Credits   Spring   Credits

SWK400

Foundations in Human Behavior in the Social Environment

3

 

SWK455

Foundations of Social Welfare Policies

3

SWK450

Foundations in Social Work Practice with Individuals

3

 

SWK465

Foundations of Social Work Practice with Groups and Families

3

SWK460

Foundations in Social Work Research Methods

3

 

SWK480

Foundations of Social Work Practice, Organizations & Communities

3

SWK481

Foundation Internship I

4

 

SWK483

Foundation Internship II

4

SWK482

Integrated Generalist Social Work Practice Seminar I

3

 

SWK484

Integrated Generalist Social Work Practice Seminar II

3

  Total 16     Total 16

 

Advanced Year (2nd Year)

Fall   Credits   Spring   Credits

SWK500

Families in the Social Environment

3

 

SWK5XX

Electives

6

SWK555

Applied Family Policy and Family Service Programs

3

 

 

 

SWK560

Applied Methods of Social Work Research

3

 

SWK583

Advanced Internship II

4

SWK581

Advanced Internship I

4

 

SWK584

Advanced Theories of Social Work Practice II

3

SWK582

Advanced Theories of Social Work Practice I

3

 

SWK595

Capstone Experience

3

  Total 16     Total 16

MSW ProgramTotal: 64 Credit Hours

 

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Advanced Standing Program

Advanced standing status may be granted to students who possess the Bachelor’s of Social Work (BSW) degree from a CSWE accredited program.  Advanced standing allows students to complete the program in one calendar year.

 

Summer Before Advanced Year

1st Summer Session Credits   2nd Summer Session Credits

SWK491

Internship for Advanced Standing I

3

 

SWK493

Internship for Advanced Standing II

3

SWK492

Advanced Generalist Social Work Theory and Practice I

3

 

SWK494

Advanced Generalist Social Work Theory and Practice II

3

Total 6   Total 6

 

Advanced Year

Fall   Credits   Spring   Credits

SWK500

Families in the Social Environment

3

 

SWK501-530

Elective

3

SWK555

Applied Family Policy and Family Service Programs

3

 

SWK600-625

Independent Study

3

SWK560

Applied Methods of Social Work Research

3

 

SWK583

Advanced Internship II

4

SWK581

Advanced Internship I

4

 

SWK584

Advanced Theories of Social Work Practice II

3

SWK582

Advanced Theories of Social Work Practice I

3

 

SWK595

Capstone Experience

3

  Total 16     Total 16

 

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Other Designs

Due to the focus of the program in meeting the needs of the professional community and the non-traditional student population, in addition to the two year and advanced standing program designs, more flexible courses of study are offered. More specifically, a three year and a four year design are offered. All programs are designed to confirm to CSWE accreditation standards.


THREE-YEAR SEQUENCE OF MSW COURSES

First Year

Fall   Credits   Spring   Credits

SWK400

Foundations in Human Behavior in the Social Environment

3

 

SWK455

Foundations of Social Welfare Policies

3

SWK450

Foundations in Social Work Practice with Individuals

3

 

SWK465

Foundations of Social Work Practice with Groups and Families

3

  Total 6     Total 6

 

Second Year

Fall   Credits   Spring   Credits

SWK460

Foundations in Social Work Research Methods

3

 

SWK480

Foundations of Social Work Practice, Organizations & Communities

3

SWK481

Foundation Internship I

4

  SWK483

Foundation Internship II

4

SWK482

Integrated Generalist Social Work Practice Seminar I

3

 

SWK484

Integrated Generalist Social Work Practice Seminar II

3

  Total 10     Total 10

 

Third Year

Fall   Credits   Spring   Credits

SWK500

Families in the Social Environment

3

 

SWK5xx

Electives

6

SWK555

Applied Family Policy and Family Service Programs

3

 

 

 

 

SWK560

Applied Methods of Social Work Research

3

 

SWK583

Advanced Internship II

4

SWK581

Advanced Internship I

4

 

SWK584

Advanced Theories of Social Work Practice II

3

SWK582

Advanced Theories of Social Work Practice I

3

 

SWK595

Capstone Experience

3

  Total 16     Total 16

 

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FOUR-YEAR SEQUENCE OF MSW COURSES

First Year

Fall   Credits   Spring   Credits

SWK400

Foundations in Human Behavior in the Social Environment

3

 

SWK455

Foundations of Social Welfare Policies

3

SWK450

Foundations in Social Work Practice with Individuals

3

 

SWK465

Foundations of Social Work Practice with Groups and Families

3

  Total 6     Total 6

 

Second Year

Fall   Credits   Spring   Credits

SWK460

Foundations in Social Work Research Methods

3

 

SWK480

Foundations of Social Work Practice, Organizations & Communities

3

SWK481

Foundation Internship I

4

 

SWK483

Foundation Internship II

4

SWK482

Integrated Generalist Social Work Practice Seminar I

3

 

SWK484

Integrated Generalist Social Work Practice Seminar II

3

  Total 10     Total 10

 

Third Year

Fall   Credits   Spring   Credits

SWK500

Families in the Social Environment

3

 

SWK5xxx

Electives

6

SWK555

Applied Family Policy and Family Service Programs

3

 

 

 

 

  Total 6     Total 6

 

Fourth Year

Fall   Credits   Spring   Credits

SWK560

Applied Methods of Social Work Research

3

 

SWK583

Advanced Internship II

4

SWK581

Advanced Internship I

4

 

SWK584

Advanced Theories of Social Work Practice II

3

SWK582

Advanced Theories of Social Work Practice I

3

 

SWK595

Capstone Experience

3

  Total 10     Total 10

 

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Contact Info: 
 
Social Work Department
Old Main 27
Kutztown, PA 19530
Tel. (610) 683 4235
Fax (610) 683-4383

Dr. John Vafeas
Department Chair
E-Mail:  vafeas@kutztown.edu

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