MSW Concentrations

MSW Concentrations are designed to add value to your degree and increase your employment opportunities.  

Areas of concentration include:
    • BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

      At least six credits are required. 

      Course choices include:

      • SWK 501: Treatment Modalities for Social Work Families
      • SWK 502: Social Work Crisis Intervention with Families
      • SWK 504: Short-Term Treatment Models in Social Work with Families
      • SWK 505: Psychopharmacology for Social Workers
      • SWK 507: Differential Assessment Techniques for Social Work
      • SWK 516: Social Work in Healthcare
      • SWK 559: Social Work Intervention with Substance-Abusing Populations
      • SWK 561: Motivational Interviewing Strategies for Gender, Addictions
      • SWK 562: Best Practices in Addiction Treatment
      • SWK 573: Publishing & Professional Presentation in Social Work
      • SWK 574: Family Mediation
      • SWK 575: Clinical Supervision in Social Work
      • SWK 579: Independent Study*

       *Independent Study content must apply to the concentration.

    • COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

      At least six credits are required. 

      Course choices include:

      • SWK 520: Community Social Needs Assessment
      • SWK 524: Program Evaluation & Social Work
      • SWK 525: Information Technology & Social Work Practice I
      • SWK 526: Information Technology & Social Work Practice II
      • SWK 527: Social Entrepreneurship and Social Work
      • SWK 528: Social Work and Non-Profit Leadership
      • SWK 529: Financial Sustainability of Entrepreneurial Social Work
      • SWK 536: Skills for Working with the New Immigrant Family
      • SWK 573: Publishing & Professional Presentation in Social Work
      • SWK 579: Independent Study*

       
      *Independent Study content must apply to the concentration.

    • LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT

      At least six credits are required. 

      Course choices include:

      • SWK 520: Community Social Needs Assessment
      • SWK 524: Program Evaluation & Social Work
      • SWK 525: Information Technology & Social Work Practice I
      • SWK 526: Information Technology & Social Work Practice II
      • SWK 527: Social Entrepreneurship and Social Work
      • SWK 528: Social Work and Non-Profit Leadership
      • SWK 529: Financial Sustainability of Entrepreneurial Social Work
      • SWK 561: Motivational Interviewing Strategies for Gender, Addictions
      • SWK 573: Publishing & Professional Presentation in Social Work
      • SWK 574: Family Mediation
      • SWK 575: Clinical Supervision in Social Work
      • SWK 579: Independent Study*
      • POL**

       *Independent Study content must apply to the concentration.

      **For individuals enrolled in the MPA\MSW program, credits in Political Science (POL) count toward the Leadership and management concentration.

    • FAMILY AND CHILD WELLNESS

      At least six credits are required. 

      Course choices include:

      • SWK 501: Treatment Modalities for Social Work Families
      • SWK 502: Social Work Crisis Intervention with Families
      • SWK 504: Short-Term Treatment Models in Social Work with Families
      • SWK 505: Psychopharmacology for Social Workers
      • SWK 508: Maltreatment in the Family: Social Work Practice
      • SWK 536: Skills for Working with the New Immigrant Family
      • SWK 538: Practice of Family Group Decision Making I
      • SWK 539: Practice of Family Group Decision Making II
      • SWK 540: Practice of Family Group Decision Making III
      • SWK 545: Child Permanence and the Family-In-Environment
      • SWK 561: Motivational Interviewing Strategies for Gender, Addictions
      • SWK 573: Publishing & Professional Presentation in Social Work
      • SWK 574: Family Mediation
      • SWK 575: Clinical Supervision in Social Work
      • SWK 579: Independent Study*

       *Independent Study content must apply to the concentration.

    MSW students are eligible for a concentration if at least six credits are completed in a particular category.  Credits are exclusive of another category.

    For assistance in choosing a concentration, please speak with your advisor.