Curriculum

Curriculum for Full-time Students

FIRST YEAR

Fall Semester (3.5 units)
SWRK 803: Advanced History & Philosophy of Social Welfare
SWRK 852: Social Welfare Research Methods
SOC 535: Social Statistics I
SWRK 901: Proseminar

Spring Semester (4.5 units)
SWRK 811: Social Theory
SWRK 855: Advanced Research Methods
SOC 536: Social Statistics II
Elective
SWRK 901: Proseminar

SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester (4.5 units)
SWRK 968: Social Welfare & Social Economics
SWRK 901: Proseminar
Theory Course or Elective
Elective
Elective

Spring Semester (3.5 units)
SWRK 861: Policy Analysis
SWRK 901: Proseminar
Theory Course or Elective
Elective

Joint MSW/PhD

Students already enrolled in the MSW program may apply to the joint MSW/PhD program (the application deadline is the same as the regular PhD program application deadline, December 15). Under special circumstances, students may apply to the joint MSW/PhD program at the time of admission to the MSW program. After completing the first (foundation) year of the MSW curriculum, joint MSW/PhD students begin to take PhD level courses. Upon satisfactory completion of the MSW advanced-level curriculum, students receive the MSW degree and continue full time in doctoral courses. Course and examination requirements for MSW/PhD students are identical to those of full-time PhD students.

Curriculum for MSW/PhD

The proposed curricular plan for the MSW/PhD is a recommendation, not a requirement. Students will advance into the doctoral program in consultation with the Director of the doctoral program and at different paces.

FIRST YEAR: (MSW Program)

Fall Semester (4 cu’s)
SWRK 601: History & Philosophy of Social Work and Social Welfare
SWRK 602: Human Behavior in the Social Environment I
SWRK 603: American Racism and Social Work Practice
SWRK 604: Foundations of Social Work Practice + Field                                                   

Spring Semester (4 cu’s)
SWRK 611: Contemporary Social Policy
SWRK 612: Groups, Organizations, and Communities in the Social Environment
SWRK 613: Promoting Social Change: Issues of Race and Gender
SWRK 614: Social Work Practice + Field

SECOND YEAR: (MSW/PhD Program)

Fall Semester (4 cu’s)
SWRK 704 or 708: Advanced Social Work Practice I (Direct or Macro) + Field
SWRK 852: Social Welfare Research Methods (PhD)
SWRK 803: History & Philosophy of Social Welfare (PhD)
SWRK 7xx: Advanced Social Work Practice Elective      

Spring Semester (4 cu’s)
SWRK 714 or 718: Advanced Practice II (Direct or Macro) + Field
SWRK 855: Advanced Research Methods (PhD)
SWRK 811: Social Theory (PhD)
SWRK 7xx: Advanced Social Work Practice Elective

THIRD YEAR: (PhD Program)

Fall Semester (3.5 cu’s)
SOCI 535: Quantitative Methods I
Elective
Elective
SWRK 901: Proseminar

Spring Semester (4.5 cu’s)
SOCI 536Quantitative Methods II
SWRK 968: Economics of Social Welfare
SWRK 861: Policy Analysis
PUBH 504: Behavioral Theory
SWRK 901: Proseminar

End of the Third Year: Preliminary Examinations

FOURTH YEAR: (PhD Program)

Fall Semester (3.5 cu’s)
SWRK 901: Proseminar
Elective
Elective
Elective

Spring Semester (.5 cu’s)
SWRK 901: Proseminar

Independent Study

Approval of independent studies is arranged through the student’s academic advisor. Independent studies should further the student’s educational plan and must complement, rather than substitute for, existing courses.