Curriculum

Students are encouraged to think globally—and differently—while drawing on the most recent research, new learning innovations and evidence-informed practices.

Tracks

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. View Tracks.

MSW Curriculum Snapshot (SCI)

Fall 2018 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   Research and Evaluation for Community Organization and Business Enviornments (629)
3   Management and Organizational Development (648)
3   Social Work and Business Settings (672)
3   Applied Learning in Field Education (589B)
2   Integrative Learning of Social Work Practice (588)
3   Diversity, Social Justice, and Culturally Competent Social Work Practice   (630)

Year 2
Semester 3 (Fall): 14 Units
3   Policy Advocacy & Social Change (639)
4   Advanced Applied Learning in Field Education (699A)
1   Integrative Learning for Advanced Social Work Practice (698A)
3   Elective* or Track Course**

3   Elective*

Semester 4 (Spring): 14 Units
3   Community Practice for Social Change (684)
3   Grant Writing & Program Development for Social Workers (665)
4   Advanced Applied Learning in Field Education (699B)
1   Integrative Learning for Advanced Social Work Practice (698B)
3   Elective** or Track Course**


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 Community, Organization and Business Environments (629)
3   Management and Organizational Development For Social Workers (648)
3   Social Work Practice in Workplace Settings (652)
3   Applied Learning in Field Education (589B)
2   Integrative Learning for Social Work Practice (588)

Year 3
Semester 5 (Fall): 14 Units
3   Policy Advocacy & Social Change (639)
3   Diversity, Social Justice, and Culturally Competent Social Work Practice (630)
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   Grant Writing & Program Development for Social Workers (665)
3   Community Practice for Social Change (684)
4   Advanced Applied Learning in Field Education (699B)
1   Integrative Learning for Advanced Social Work Practice (698B)
3   Elective* or Track Course**


*Sample Electives

Global Violence Against Women (522)
Substance Related and Behavioral Addictive Disorders and Recovery (617)
Domestic Violence(666)
Social Work and the Law(668)
Spanish for Culturally Competent Services(680)
Media in Social Work(687)
LGBT Psycho/Social/Political Issues(696)
Consultation, Coaching and Social Entrepreneurship(664)
Global Dimensions in Social Policy and Social Work Practice (670)

**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
640 clinical practice w/ military families
656 dc military immersion elective (optional)
6xx global military immersion elective (optional) (pending sp'18)

Curriculum subject to change