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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: 64

Discipline Core Requirements:   55 Credits
Social Work Core  
Complete the following:  
  SW 6000     Social Work Practice I-- Individuals and Families 3
  SW 6020 Social Work Practice II-Groups 3
  SW 6030 Social Work Practice III-Advanced Practice with Individuals and Families 3
  SW 6050 Social Work Practice IV-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 Practice with Diverse Groups and Populations 3
  SW 6400 Social Work Research Methods  3
  SW 6407 Advanced Social Work Ethics 3
  SW 6500 Addictions 3
  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:   9 Credits
Complete 9 credits from the following  9
  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 Supplemental Field Practicum (1)  
or other departmental approved courses  

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 64 semester credits required in the Master of Social Work degree.
  2. A minimum of two-thirds 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 6000  Social Work Practice I-- Individuals and Families 3
SW 6200 Human Behavior and the Social Environment I 3
SW 6407 Advanced Social Work Ethics 3
SW 6630 Mental Health Diagnosis 3
SW 6810 Integrative Seminar I 1
 SW 6910 Foundation Field Practicum I  4
  Semester total: 17
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 6300 Social Welfare Policy and Analysis 3
SW 6320 Social Work Practice with Diverse Groups and Populations 3
SW 6820 Integrative Seminar II 1
SW 6920 Foundation Field Practicum II 4
  Semester total: 17
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 6500 Addictions 3
Elective Social Work Elective (chosen by student) 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 (chosen by student) 3
SW 6840  Integrative Seminar IV 1
SW 6940 Advanced Field Practicum II 4
SW 6950 MSW Capstone 2
  Semester total: 13
  Degree total: 64

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