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Bridge Curriculum and Advanced Level Courses -One calendar year(44 Credits)

Advanced standing status may be granted only to students who possess the Bachelor of Social Work degree from a CSWE accredited program.  Advanced standing status students complete the summer bridge curriculum and then enter the MSW advanced level.  The purpose of the bridge curriculum is to arm the students with the necessary abilities that distinguish the graduate from the undergraduate student.  This entails developing enhanced analytical and critical thinking skills.  In addition, KU advanced standing status students work to develop the ability to articulate the integration of theory and practice to various constituents.  The KU MSW Family-In-Environment perspective necessitates such preparation due to its focus on developing autonomous practitioners who can express the principles of Family-In-Environment in their chosen fields of practice.

Advanced standing status students complete the MSW in 44 credits.  The curriculum may be completed in one calendar year on a full time basis or extended to two or more years.  The summer bridge curriculum always begins in the summer before the advanced level with practicum and seminar experience.

Bridge Curriculum - 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   SWK 5XX SWK Electives   6
SWK555 Applied Family Policy and Family Service Programs 3   SWK583 Advanced Internship II 4
SWK560 Applied Methods of Social Work Research 3   SWK584 Advanced Theories of Social Work Practice II 3
SWK581 Advanced Internship I 4   SWK595 Capstone Experience 3
SWK582 Advanced Theories of Social Work Practice I 3  
  Total 16     Total 16