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Master of Social Work Advanced Standing, M.S.W.

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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: 44

Discipline Core Requirements: 38 Credits
Social Work Core  
  SW 6407 Advanced Social Work Ethics 3
Advanced Standing Bridge Requirement  
  SW 6490 MSW Advanced Standing Bridge Course 4
  SW 6491 MSW Advanced Standing Skills Course 4
Complete the following:  
  SW 6030 Social Work Practice III-Advanced Practice with Individuals and Families 3
  SW 6050 Social Work Practice V-Advanced Practice with Organizations and Communities 3
  SW 6320 Social Work Practice with Diverse Groups and Populations 3
  SW 6400 Social Work Research Methods  3
  SW 6500 Addictions 3
  SW 6950 MSW Capstone 2
Field Practicum Requirement  
Complete the following:
  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 6 credits from the following: 6
  SW 6530 Psychopharmacology (3)  
  SW 6610 Spirituality in Social Work (3)  
  SW 6620 Family Therapy (3)  
  SW 6630 Mental Health Diagnosis (3)  
  SW 6640 Crisis Intervention (3)  
  SW 6650 Couples Therapy (3)  
  SW 6660 Family Violence Across the Lifespan (3)  
  SW 6700 Advanced Practice with Communities of Color and Other Diverse Populations  (3)  
  SW 679R Engaging and Empowering the Latino Community (3)  
  SW 6945 Special Topics in Social Work Practice (1)  
or other departmental approved courses  

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 44 semester credits required in the Master of Social Work degree.
  2. A minimum of two-thirds credits of graduate degree credit hours must be completed at Utah Valley 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 6490 MSW Advanced Standing Bridge Course 4
SW 6500 Addictions 3
  Semester total: 7
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
SW 6491 MSW Advanced Standing Skills Course 4
SW 6630 Mental Health Diagnosis 3
  Semester total: 7
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
SW 6030 Social Work Practice III: Advanced Practice with Individuals and Families 3
SW 6400 Social Work Research Methods 3
SW 6407 Advanced Social Work Ethics 3
Elective Social Work Elective 3
SW 6830 Integrative Seminar III  1
SW 6930 Advanced Field Practicum I 4
  Semester total: 17
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
SW 6050 Social Work Practice V: Advanced Practice with Organizations and Communities 3
Elective Social Work Elective 3
SW 6840  Integrative Seminar IV 1
SW 6940 Advanced Field Practicum II 4
SW 6950 MSW Capstone 2
  Semester total: 13
  Degree total: 44

Department

Social Work Graduate Programs

The Master of Social Work Graduate Programs are in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. To find the most up-to-date information on the Master of Social Work Graduate Programs, visit their website.

Master of Social Work Graduate Programs

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