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Curriculum

Students will learn how to use evidence-based research to inform clinical practices and interventions, while developing practice skills that prepare them for work in various health and mental health clinical settings.

Tracks

Students in Adult Mental Health and Wellness can customize their education experience by pursuing a military social work track. View Tracks.

MSW Advanced Standing Curriculum Snapshot (AMHW)

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Fall 2019 Admits

2-year (4 semesters)  60 Total units needed to graduate

Year 1
Semester 1 (Fall): 15 Units
3   Human Behavior and the Social Environment (506)
3   Social Work Practice with Individuals, Families and Groups (544)
3   Science of Social Work (546)
3   Policy and Advocacy in Professional Social Work (536)
3   Applied Learning in Field Education (589A)

Semester 2 (Spring): 17 Units
3   Policy in Integrated Care (638)
3   Research and Evaluation for Social Work with Adults and Older Adults (635)
3   Assessing Wellness to Improve Recovery in Integrated Care (637)
3   Applied Learning in Field Education (589B)
2   Integrative Learning for Social Work Practice (588)
3   Diversity, Social Justice, and Culturally Competent Social Work Practice (630)

Year 2
Semester 3 (Fall): 14 Units
3   Explanatory Theories of Health and Mental Health (644)
3   Social Work Practice in Integrated Care Settings(643)
4   Advanced Applied Learning in Field Education (699A)
1   Integrative Learning for Advanced Social Work Practice (698A)
3   Elective* or Track Course**

Semester 4 (Spring): 14 Units
3   Advanced Practice with Complex Social Work Cases (647)
4   Advanced Applied Learning in Field Education (699B)
1   Integrative Learning for Advanced Social Work Practice (698B)
3   Elective* or Track Course **
3   Elective*

 


3-year (6 semesters)  60 Total units needed to graduate

Year 1
Semester 1 (Fall): 6 Units
3   Human Behavior and the Social Environment (506)
3   Policy and Advocacy in Professional Social Work (536)

Semester 2 (Spring): 6 Units
3   Science of Social Work (546)
3   Elective*

Year 2
Semester 3 (Fall): 6 Units
3   Social Work Practice with Individuals, Families, and Groups (544)
3   Applied Learning in Field Education (589A)

Semester 4 (Spring): 14 Units
3   Research and Evaluation for Social Work with Adults and Older Adults (635)
3  Assessing Wellness to Improve Recovery in Integrated Care (637)
3   Policy in Integrated Care (638)
3   Applied Learning in Field Education (589B)
2   Integrative Learning for Social Work Practice (588)

Year 3
Semester 5 (Fall): 14 Units
3   Social Work Practice in Integrated Care (643)
3   Explanatory Theories of Health and Mental Health (644)
4   Advanced Applied Learning in Field Education (699A)
1   Integrative Learning for Advanced Social Work Practice (698A)
3   Elective* or Track Course**

Semester 6 (Spring): 14 Units
3   Diversity, Social Justice, and Culturally Competent Social Work Practice (630)
3   Advanced Practice with Complex Social Work Cases (647)
4   Advanced Applied Learning in Field Education (699B)
1   Integrative Learning for Advanced Social Work Practice (698B)
3   Elective* or Track Course**


*Sample Electives

Psychopathology and Diagnosis of Mental Disorder(612)
Substance Related and Behavioral Addictive Disorders and Recovery (617)
Neuropsychological Development (606)
Loss, Grief & Bereavement (692)
Brief Therapy and Crisis Intervention (615)
Systems of Recovery from Mental Illness in Adults (618)
Advanced Theories and Clinical Interventions in Health Care (631)
Clinical Interventions: Evidence Based Practice in Health and Mental Health Settings (645)
Social Work with Older Adults (653)
Clinical Practice with Older Adults (616)
Practice with Latino Populations (628)
Clinical Practice with Couples (663)
Spirituality, Religion and Faith in Clinical Practice (682)
Group Psychotherapy in Mental Health Settings (694)


**Tracks

A Track offers the opportunity for students to customize their education by selecting electives in particular areas of interest that will enhance their social work practice. A Track is not required to complete the MSW program.

Military Social Work Track
633 theories and concepts of military social work
641 clinical practice w/ service members and veterans
656 dc military immersion elective (optional)
6xx global military immersion elective (optional) (pending sp'18)

Curriculum subject to change