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Social Work, M.S.W.

Requirements

The Master of Social Work (MSW) at UVU is designed to educate and prepare students for a career at the next level in the social work profession. The MSW will prepare students to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) qualifying them for a wider range of employment opportunities (mental health, medical social work, child welfare, etc.) working with various populations (children, adolescents, adults, elderly, disabled, etc.). The MSW Program will have three different specializations: Mental Health, Addictions (including substance and nonsubstance addictions, i.e. pornography, gambling, painkillers, etc.), and Engaging with Diverse Populations.

Total Program Credits: 60
Discipline Core Requirements:   54 Credits
Social Work Core  
Complete the following:  
  SW 6000 Social Work Practice I-Individuals  3
  SW 6020 Social Work Practice II-Groups 3
  SW 6030 Social Work Practice III-Advanced Practice with Individuals and Families 3
  SW 6040 Social Work Practice IV-Advanced Practice with Groups and Complex Cases 3
  SW 6050 Social Work Practice V-Advanced Practice with Organizations and Communities 3
  SW 6200 Human Behavior and the Social Environment I 3
  SW 6210 Human Behavior and the Social Environment II 3
  SW 6300 Social Welfare Policy and Analysis  3
  SW 6320 Social Work with Latino, Pacific Islanders, and other Communities of Color 3
  SW 6400 Social Work Research Methods  3
  SW 6500 Addictions 2
  SW 6950 MSW Capstone 2
Field Practicum Requirement    
Complete the following:
  SW 6810 Integrative Seminar I  1
and SW 6910 Foundation Field Practicum I   4
  SW 6820 Integrative Seminar II 1
and SW 6920 Foundation Field Practicum II 4
  SW 6830 Integrative Seminar III  1
and SW 6930 Advanced Field Practicum I 4
  SW 6840 Integrative Seminar IV 1
and SW 6940 Advanced Field Practicum II 4
Elective Requirements:   6 Credits
Choose one of the following Tracks:    
Addictions Track  
  SW 6510 Clinical Issues in Substance-Related Addictions (2.0)  
  SW 6520 Clinical Issues in Non-Substance Related Addictions (2.0)  
  SW 6530 Psychopharmacology (2.0)  
or other departmental approved courses  
Mental Health Track - Complete six credits from the following  
  SW 6610 Spirituality in Social Work (2.0)  
  SW 6620 Marriage and Family Therapy (2.0)  
  SW 6630 Mental Health Diagnosis (2.0)  
  SW 6640 Crisis Intervention (2.0)  
  SW 6650 Couples Therapy (2.0)  
  SW 6660 Family Violence Across the Lifespan (2.0)  
or other departmental approved courses  
Engaging with Diverse Populations Track  
  SW 6700 Advanced Practice with Communities of Color and Other Diverse Populations  (2.0)  
  SW 6710 Policy Practice with Communities of Color and Other Diverse Populations  (2.0)  
  SW 6720 Engaging and Empowering the Latino Community (2.0)  
or other departmental approved courses  

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 60 semester credits required in the Master of Social Work degree.
  2. Completion of a minimum of 40 semester credits must be completed through the University.
  3. Overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher in all Master of Social Work courses.  
  4. A grade of "C-" or higher required for all courses used to satisfy graduation requirement.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
SW 6000  Social Work Practice I (Individuals) 3
SW 6200 Human Behavior and the Social Environment I 3
SW 6300 Social Welfare Policy and Analysis 3
SW 6810 Integrative Seminar I 1
SW 6910 Foundation Field Practicum I 4
  Semester total: 14
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
SW 6020 Social Work Practice II: Groups 3
SW 6210 Human Behavior and the Social Environment II 3
SW 6500 Addictions 2
SW 6820 Integrative Seminar II 1
SW 6920 Foundation Field Practicum II 4
  Social Work Elective from track 2
  Semester total: 15
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
SW 6320 Social Work with Latino, Pacific Islanders, and other
Communities of Color
3
SW 6030 Social Work Practice III: Advanced Practice with Individuals
and Families
3
SW 6400 Social Work Research Methods 3
SW 6830 Integrative Seminar III 1
SW 6930 Advanced Field Practicum I 4
  Social Work Elective from track 2
  Semester total: 16
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
SW 6040 Social Work Practice IV: Advanced Practice with Groups
and Complex Cases
3
SW 6050 Social Work Practice V: Advanced Practice with
Organizations and Communities
3
SW 6950 MSW Capstone 2
SW 6840  Integrative Seminar IV 1
SW 6940 Advanced Field Practicum II 4
  Social Work Elective from track 2
  Semester total: 15
  Degree total: 60

Department

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

 
 

Master of Social Work

  • Department Chair: Cameron John
  • Office: CB 210b
  • Telephone: 801-863-8809
  • Email: Cameron.John@uvu.edu
  • Coordinator: Lars Eggertsen
  • Office: CB 210d
  • Telephone: 801-863-6731
  • Email: LarsE@uvu.edu
  • Advisor: Mykenzie Hydo
  • Office: CB 408c
  • Telephone: 801-863-5770
  • Email: mhydo@uvu.edu

Program Description

The Master of Social Work (MSW) is designed to educate and prepare students for a career at an advanced level in the social work profession. The MSW will prepare students to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), qualifying them for a wider range of employment opportunities (mental health, medical social work, child welfare, etc.) working with various populations (children, adolescents, adults, elderly, disabled, etc.). The MSW program has three different specializations: Addictions, Mental Health, and Engaging with Diverse Populations, which will focus on the Latino, Polynesian, and Refugee communities. These areas of focus are projected to be significant areas of growth within the social work field over the next decade and beyond.

This dynamic, two year full-time program offers required courses in the areas of social work practice, human behavior and social environment, social welfare policy and analysis, social work with Latino, Pacific Islanders, and other Communities of Color, social work research methods, addictions, and a capstone course. Upon graduation, students will have also completed approximately 1,000 hours of field practicum experience. The program offers elective tracks in addictions, mental health, and engaging with diverse populations.

Admission Requirements

Potential students must apply for admission into the program. To be accepted, students must have completed a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Psychology, Social Work, or a related area. However, applicants who have a Bachelor’s degree in another field may be admitted to the program if they can demonstrate significant work or volunteer experience in the Human Services field. All applicants are required to complete SW 1010, BESC 3010, and BESC 3020 or equivalent courses outside of UVU.

 
 
2017-18 Graduate--Tuition and General Fee Schedule
RESIDENT NON-RESIDENT
Credit Hours Tuition Fees Total Credit Hours Tuition Fees Total
0.5 175.00 17.50 192.50 0.5 460.50 17.50 478.00
1.0 350.00 35.00 385.00 1.0 921.00 35.00 956.00
1.5 525.00 52.50 577.50 1.5 1,381.50 52.50 1,434.00
2.0 700.00 70.00 770.00 2.0 1,842.00 70.00 1,912.00
2.5 875.00 87.50 962.50 2.5 2,302.50 87.50 2,390.00
3.0 1,050.00 105.00 1,155.00 3.0 2,763.00 105.00 2,868.00
3.5 1,225.00 122.50 1,347.50 3.5 3,223.50 122.50 3,346.00
4.0 1,400.00 140.00 1,540.00 4.0 3,684.00 140.00 3,824.00
4.5 1,575.00 157.50 1,732.50 4.5 4,144.50 157.50 4,302.00
5.0 1,750.00 175.00 1,925.00 5.0 4,605.00 175.00 4,780.00
5.5 1,925.00 192.50 2,117.50 5.5 5,065.50 192.50 5,258.00
6.0 2,100.00 210.00 2,310.00 6.0 5,526.00 210.00 5,736.00
6.5 2,275.00 227.50 2,502.50 6.5 5,986.50 227.50 6,214.00
7.0 2,450.00 245.00 2,695.00 7.0 6,447.00 245.00 6,692.00
7.5 2,625.00 262.50 2,887.50 7.5 6,907.50 262.50 7,170.00
8.0 2,800.00 280.00 3,080.00 8.0 7,368.00 280.00 7,648.00
8.5 2,975.00 297.50 3,272.50 8.5 7,828.50 297.50 8,126.00
9.0 3,150.00 315.00 3,465.00 9.0 8,289.00 315.00 8,604.00
9.5 3,325.00 332.50 3,657.50 9.5 8,749.50 332.50 9,082.00
10.0 3,500.00 350.00 3,850.00 10.0 9,210.00 350.00 9,560.00
10.5 3,675.00 350.00 4,025.00 10.5 9,670.50 350.00 10,020.50
11.0 3,850.00 350.00 4,200.00 11.0 10,131.00 350.00 10,481.00
11.5 4,025.00 350.00 4,375.00 11.5 10,591.50 350.00 10,941.50
12.0 4,200.00 350.00 4,550.00 12.0 11,052.00 350.00 11,402.00
12.5 4,375.00 350.00 4,725.00 12.5 11,512.50 350.00 11,862.50
13.0 4,550.00 350.00 4,900.00 13.0 11,973.00 350.00 12,323.00
13.5 4,725.00 350.00 5,075.00 13.5 12,433.50 350.00 12,783.50
14.0 4,900.00 350.00 5,250.00 14.0 12,894.00 350.00 13,244.00
14.5 5,075.00 350.00 5,425.00 14.5 13,354.50 350.00 13,704.50
15.0 5,250.00 350.00 5,600.00 15.0 13,815.00 350.00 14,165.00
15.5 5,425.00 350.00 5,775.00 15.5 14,275.50 350.00 14,625.50
16.0 5,600.00 350.00 5,950.00 16.0 14,736.00 350.00 15,086.00
16.5 5,775.00 350.00 6,125.00 16.5 15,196.50 350.00 15,546.50
17.0 5,950.00 350.00 6,300.00 17.0 15,657.00 350.00 16,007.00
17.5 6,125.00 350.00 6,475.00 17.5 16,117.50 350.00 16,467.50
18.0 6,300.00 350.00 6,650.00 18.0 16,578.00 350.00 16,928.00
18.5 6,475.00 350.00 6,825.00 18.5 17,038.50 350.00 17,388.50
19.0 6,650.00 350.00 7,000.00 19.0 17,499.00 350.00 17,849.00
19.5 6,825.00 350.00 7,175.00 19.5 17,959.50 350.00 18,309.50
20.0 7,000.00 350.00 7,350.00 20.0 18,420.00 350.00 18,770.00
20.5 7,175.00 350.00 7,525.00 20.5 18,880.50 350.00 19,230.50
21.0 7,350.00 350.00 7,700.00 21.0 19,341.00 350.00 19,691.00
21.5 7,525.00 350.00 7,875.00 21.5 19,801.50 350.00 20,151.50
22.0 7,700.00 350.00 8,050.00 22.0 20,262.00 350.00 20,612.00
22.5 7,875.00 350.00 8,225.00 22.5 20,722.50 350.00 21,072.50
23.0 8,050.00 350.00 8,400.00 23.0 21,183.00 350.00 21,533.00
23.5 8,225.00 350.00 8,575.00 23.5 21,643.50 350.00 21,993.50
24.0 8,400.00 350.00 8,750.00 24.0 22,104.00 350.00 22,454.00
24.5 8,575.00 350.00 8,925.00 24.5 22,564.50 350.00 22,914.50
25.0 8,750.00 350.00 9,100.00 25.0 23,025.00 350.00 23,375.00

Faculty

Lars Eggertsen(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty

Department: Social Work Graduate Studies

B.S., Family Science, Brigham Young University; M.S.W., Loma Linda University; Ph.D., Social Work, University of Utah.

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