2017-2018 Samford University Catalog 
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2017-2018 Samford University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Work (M.S.W.)

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The master of social work program (M.S.W.)  prepares graduates for advanced social work practice. The program offers concentrations in clinical social work and global community development. The clinical social work concentration prepares graduates to serve as counselors, psychotherapists, or case managers, or in similar positions that provide social services to individuals, families, and/or small groups. The global community development concentration prepares graduates to address largescale systemic challenges, such as homelessness, hunger, poverty, human trafficking, and access to healthcare.

Required Courses

Social Work: Foundation Sequence: 33 Credits

Social Work: Concentration Sequence: 21 Credits

Total Required Credits: 60

* All Field Placement courses include a Field Seminar, which meets 1 hour/week.

** Please note: The program allows flexibility in time to completion. Advanced Standing students (i.e., students who hold a baccalaureate degree in social work from a program that is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education) may waive the first year of the program, complete the Advanced Standing Seminar bridge course, and complete the program in one year of full-time study or two years of part-time study. Non-Advanced Standing students may complete the program in two years of full-time study or three years of part-time study. The Advanced Standing Seminar is available in the summer.

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