Social Welfare Joint M.S.W./Ph.D. Program in Social Welfare

The joint M.S.W./Ph.D. program permits exceptionally qualified students "with a high level of demonstrated academic competence, leadership potential, and a strong interest in scholarship in social welfare research" to reduce the 96 serial credits required for the M.S.W. and Ph.D. programs in Social Welfare to 84 credits.

Program of Study

Required courses for all M.S.W./Ph.D. students (54 graduate credits, minimum):

Ssw 600 Social Welfare Policy and Services (3)
Ssw 610 Human Behavior and Social Environment I (3)
Ssw 611 Human Behavior and Social Environment II (3)
Ssw 620 Micro Practice I (3)
Ssw 621 Micro Practice II (3)
Ssw 630 Macro Practice I (3)
Ssw 631 Macro Practice II (3)
Ssw 650 Field Instruction I (3)
Ssw 651 Field Instruction II (4)
Ssw 752 Field Instruction III (4)
Ssw 753 Field Instruction IV (4)
Ssw 823 Social Welfare Practice Theory (Proseminar) (3)
Ssw 826 Social Welfare Policy (Proseminar) (3)
Ssw 862 Social Welfare Research (Proseminar) (3)
Ssw 863 Applications of Advanced Methods in Social Welfare Research (Proseminar) (3)
One advanced course in research methodology (3)
One advanced course in statistics (3)

Required Courses for Students in MACRO Concentration (12 credits):

Ssw 790 Human Service Organizations Within a Changing Environment (3)
Ssw 791 Managing Systems in Human Service Organizations (3)
Ssw 792 Community Building (3)
One course designated MACRO elective as advised (3)

Required Courses for Students in Clinical Concentration (9 credits):

Three Advanced Clinical Practice courses (9)

Supporting and Elective Courses Required for All Students (18-21 credits):

Appropriate courses totaling at least 18-21 graduate credits to complete the master’s concentration and to develop the doctoral social welfare problem and practice intervention area of study.

Additional Requirements

Additionally, all students must:

1. Have a satisfactory record in all course and seminar study;
2. Complete satisfactorily the research tool requirements;
3. Complete satisfactorily the qualifying examination;
4. Submit an acceptable dissertation based on independent research; and
5. Complete at least two acceptable substantive courses outside of the School of Social