Curriculum

Year 1

Fall

Courses

  • Social Work Theory
  • Research Methods

Dissertation

  • Consider topic, begin developing research question

Spring

Courses

  • Applied Statistics
  • Social Work Theory
  • Qualitative Research

Dissertation

  • Continue to narrow topic, develop research question, consider methodology.

Summer

Coursework

  • Teaching

Dissertation

  • Finalize topic, begin literature review

Year 2

Fall

Courses

  • Clinical Practice I

Dissertation

  • Submit literature review and draft of proposal.

Spring

Courses

  • Clinical Practice II

Dissertation

  • Complete and defend dissertation proposal

Summer

Courses

  • Clinical Practice III
  • Clinical Ethics

Dissertation

  • Apply for IRB approval (if applicable), begin data collection.

Year 3

Fall

Elective Courses

Dissertation

  • Complete data analysis, draft findings section

Spring

Elective Courses

Capstone Seminar

Dissertation

  • Finalize conclusions and recommendations, defend dissertation

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