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2018-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
2018-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Work, M.S.W.


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Degree offered at: Campbellsville, Louisville, Somerset, Available Online

The Carver School of Social Work  at Campbellsville University is committed to providing a comprehensive social work education to all who meet eligibility requirements. Those admitted to the program will be expected to follow the course sequence outlined in this of the handbook. Once accepted into the program, the student should register for courses as soon as possible. If there are any questions or concerns about registration, the student will be should consult with their assigned academic advisor. The student will be notified of their academic advisor in their acceptance letter. Students are advised to abide by one of the following sequence plans. If a student has issues that require an alternate sequence, they must seek counsel from their advisor prior to enrolling or dropping a course; otherwise the student may be financially responsible for a course they did not intend to take. The student must notify their advisor of their intent to pursue part time curriculum if they wish to make a change mid-curricular. 

MSW Foundation Curriculum (30 credit hours)

The foundation year (first year) of the MSW program is for students that do not have an undergraduate degree in social work from a CSWE accredited undergraduate social work program. Baccalaureate level graduates that do not have the BSW yet seek the MSW degree have this option as a means to achieve their MSW. This foundation level is in an online format and requires one academic year of full-time study to complete. The foundation year emphasizes history, practice, values and ethics, research, assessment, advocacy, diversity, policy analysis, evaluation and development. The foundation curriculum consists of 24 credit hours of 500 level specified courses taught by social work educators and 6 credit hours of practicum experience (450 clock hours). A student enrolled full time will complete the foundation curriculum in one academic year. A student enrolled in the part time program will complete the foundation curriculum in two academic years. There are three entry points to the foundation year of the MSW program, August, January and May.

MSW Advanced Generalist Curriculum (30 credit hours)

The advanced generalist curriculum of the MSW program is for students that either have successfully completed the foundation year of the curriculum or have already completed a BSW from a CSWE accredited undergraduate social work program within the last seven years. Applicants having completed their BSW degree over seven years ago will be required to complete the 60-hour MSW program. To progress to the advanced standing year, students without a BSW must meet the following criteria:

  • Successfully completed the foundation curriculum
  • No Ds or Fs (students must retake these prior to transitioning to the advanced year)
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA

This curriculum is offered hybrid or online and requires one year of continuous study to complete. The advanced generalist curriculum consists of 24 credit hours of 600 level specified courses taught by social work educators and six credit hours of practicum experience (450 clock hours). The advanced generalist curriculum provides a balance of both micro level and macro level skill development. A student will complete the advanced generalist curriculum within one to two years depending on the curriculum plan selected. There are three entry points to the advanced generalist curriculum of the program, August, January and May.

MSW Advanced Clinical Curriculum (30 credit hours)

The advanced clinical curriculum of the MSW program is for students that either have successfully completed the foundation year of the curriculum or have already completed a BSW from a CSWE accredited undergraduate social work program within the last seven years. Applicants having completed their BSW degree over seven years ago will be required to complete the 60-hour MSW program. In order to successfully complete the foundation year of this program, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Successfully complete the required foundation curriculum
  • No Ds or Fs (students must retake these prior to transitioning to the advanced year)
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA

This online curriculum requires one year of continuous study to complete. The advanced clinical curriculum consists of 24 credit hours of specified courses taught by social work educators and six credit hours of practicum experience (450 clock hours) within an a clinical setting. The advanced clinical curriculum provides an emphasis on the development of clinical skills and must occur within a clinical setting. A student will complete the advanced clinical curriculum within one to two years, depending on the curriculum plan selected. There are three entry points to the advanced clinical curriculum of the MSW program, August, January and May.

The full 2-year Masters in Social Work is a 60 credit-hour program that is structured as follows:

Total: 30 Hours


Total: 30 Hours


Total: 30 Hours


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