The College of Social Work MSW Program prepares graduates to become advanced practitioners who serve diverse communities in South Carolina and beyond through specialized practice competencies in one or more of the following areas: Children, Youth, and Families; Health and Mental Health; Military and Veteran Communities; Aging; and/or Community, Social, and Economic Development. The MSW Program will provide students essential knowledge, skills, and values to practice effectively, ethically, and collaboratively to promote social well-being and social justice for vulnerable populations.
Upon completion of the Foundation Year and/or achieving Advanced Standing status students must select one of the following specializations:
Upon completion of the Foundation Year and/or achieving Advanced Standing status, students must select one of the following specializations:
Learning Outcomes have been previously approved through OIRAA. No changes to these required at this time.
Due to low enrollment and interest in two content/practice areas within the MSW Program, the program will no longer offer two specializations after AY 2017-2018: (1) Military and Veteran Communities and (2) Aging. These specializations are NOT formal concentrations in the program and have never been approved by SACS. Rather, these internal "specializations" are defined as a series of three courses students complete as a means to focus learning on a specialized area of practice. The MSW program offers only one approved formal concretion - Advanced Generalist Practice.
No BOT, CHE, or SACS notification required.
Update will appear in the 19-20 Graduate Studies Bulletin to be published 15 February 2019.