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Program Options

The MSW curriculum is a 60-hour graduate program (30 hour for advanced standing) which includes field experiences.  The Louisiana College MSW program offers areas of specialization during the advanced/2nd year in healthcare/behavioral health and advanced generalist practice.

 

Healthcare/behavioral health concentration focuses on specialized training for generalist students to work with clients and interdisciplinary healthcare/behavioral health professionals that include but are not limited to medical hospitals, inpatient and outpatient psychiatric services, hospice, home health, substance abuse, and primary care offices.

 

Advanced generalist practice concentration focuses on building on generalist skills and knowledge towards an advanced generalist base for practice work within a wide variety of diverse settings and populations.

 

To successfully complete the area of concentration, a student must take 9 hours of elective courses in their chosen concentration and complete both advanced year field placements in either a healthcare/behavioral health agency or an advanced generalist practice setting. 

 

Students can complete the program as part-time, full-time, or advanced standing students.  A student who has received a baccalaureate degree in social work from an undergraduate program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education may be eligible for the advanced standing option pending certain criteria met through the undergraduate social work degree. 

 

            Part-time—6 hours/semester---3-4 years to complete

            Fulltime—15 hours/semester—2 years to complete

            Advanced standing—15 hours/semester—1 year to complete

 

MSW Course Sequence 

Semester

Full-time

3 Year Part-time

Advanced Standing

Advanced Standing Part-time

Fall-1st Semester

SW501 SW & Social        History

SW520 HBSE I

SW505 Practice I

SW533 Research

SW550 Field I

SW501 SW & Social History

SW520 HBSE I

SW533 Research

SW633 Practice & Program Eval.

SW600 Underst. DSM-5

SW605 Adv. Clin. Prac

SW650 Field III

Elective

SW600 Underst. DSM-5

SW605 Adv. Clin. Prac

 

Spring- 2nd Semester

SW506 Practice II

SW549 Policy

SW521 HBSE II

SW510 Practice III

SW551 Field II

SW549 Policy

SW521 HBSE II

SW506 Practice II

SW606 Adv. Clin. Theories…

SW613 Ethics

SW651 Field IV

2 Elective Courses

SW606 Adv. Clin. Theories…

Elective Course

Fall-3rd Semester

SW633 Practice & Program Eval.

SW600 Underst. DSM-5

SW605 Adv. Clin. Prac

SW650 Field III

Elective Course

SW600 Underst. DSM-5

SW505 Practice I

SW550 Field I

Elective Course

 

SW633 Practice & Program Eval. SW650 Field III

Elective Course

 

Spring- 4th Semester

SW606 Adv. Clin. Theories…

SW613 Ethics

SW651 Field IV

2 Elective Courses

SW510 Practice III

SW551 Field II

Elective Course

 

SW613 Ethics

SW651 Field IV

Elective Course

Fall-5th Semester

 

SW633 Practice & Program Eval

SW 605 Adv. Clin. Prac.

SW650 Field III

Elective Course

 

 

Spring- 6th Semester

 

SW606 Adv. Clin. Theories…

SW 613 Ethics

SW651 Field IV