University Catalog

Social Work

Chairperson: Tracy Ore
Address: 224 Stewart Hall
Phone: 320.308.3139
Email: socialwork@stcloudstate.edu
Website: www.stcloudstate.edu/socialwork

MSW in Social Work - Foundation (54-57 credits)


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 3.00
  • Foundation Students need a baccalaureate degree and prerequisite coursework.  See Department website for further information regarding Foundation degree requirements.
  • Submission of a current resume that addresses: education, position and responsibilities paid or unpaid, experience and community involvement that reflects frequency and duration of involvement.
  • A written essay that addresses two components: See Department website for specific requirements for the written essay.

Notes

  • Foundation students will have a start date for the fall semester.
  • Applicants may be requested to participate in an interview.
  • Selection includes consideration of academic background, previous work experience, scholarship, emotional maturity, interpersonal skills, and commitment to the social work profession.

PLAN A


Option(s): Thesis
Credits: 54
Core: SW 610, SW 611, SW 612, SW 613, SW 614, SW 615, SW 621, SW 622, SW 625, SW 626, SW 630, SW 631, SW 632, SW 635, SW 636, SW 641, SW 642, SW 645, SW 646, SW 650
Electives:
Research: SW 699 (6 thesis credits, 2 semesters)

PLAN B


Option(s): Other
Credits: 57
Core: SW 610, SW 611, SW 612, SW 613, SW 614, SW 615, SW 616, SW 621, SW 622, SW 625, SW 626, SW 630, SW 631, SW 632, SW 635, SW 636, SW 641, SW 642, SW 645, SW 646, SW 650, SW 699.
Electives: 6 advisor approved elective credits.
Research: SW 670 (3 credits culminating project)



MSW in Social Work - Advanced Standing (27-33 credits)


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 3.00
  • See Department website for further information regarding Advanced Standing degree requirements.
  • Submission of a current resume that addresses: education, position and responsibilities paid or unpaid, experience and community involvement that reflects frequency and duration of involvement.
  • A written essay that address two components: See Department website for specific requirements for the written essay.

Notes

  • Advanced Standing students begin first summer session.
  • Applicants may be requested to participate in an interview.
  • Selection includes consideration of academic background, previous work experience, scholarship, emotional maturity, interpersonal skills, and commitment to the social work profession.

PLAN A


Option(s): Thesis
Credits: 33
Core: SW 630, SW 631, SW 635, SW 636, SW 641, SW 642, SW 645, SW 646, SW 650. (See department website for possible SW 610 requirement.)
Electives:
Research: SW 699 (6 thesis credits, 2 semesters)

PLAN B


Option(s): Other
Credits: 33
Core: SW 630, SW 631, SW 635, SW 636, SW 641, SW 642, SW 645, SW 646, SW 650. (See department website for possible SW 610 requirement.)
Electives: 6 advisor approved elective credits
Research: SW 670 (3 credits culminating project)



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