2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Aug 19, 2019  
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [Archived]

Social Work


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GRADUATE DEGREE OFFERED

Master of Social Work (MSW)

Department of Social Work
Nursing Building, room 425

Phone: 812.237.3611
Fax: 812.237.8114
Web site: http://www.indstate.edu/socwork/
Facebook:  Indiana State University – Department of Social Work

HISTORY OF THE PROGRAM

The MSW Program first enrolled students in Fall 2013. The Program has been awarded “Candidacy” status and is progressing through the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Commission on Accreditation (COA) process. The Program should receive a final decision on our accreditation status in Spring 2015.

GENERAL PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The MSW program prepares social workers to provide clinical services in one of two concentrations: 1) mental health and addictions, or 2) health. A special emphasis on rural populations is infused within both concentrations. The curriculum focus is on the development of clinical competencies in caring for individuals, families, groups, and communities, to evaluate, develop, and implement programs and policy in multiple mental health and healthcare settings. This program works with the initiatives for inter-professional education in conjunction with the Rural Health Innovation Collaborative (RHIC) for improved patient access, safety, and quality care for rural and underserved populations.

The master’s program in social work can be completed in 2 calendar years of full-time study. The part-time master’s program in social work can be completed in a maximum of 4 calendar years.

The MSW program serves students with an undergraduate degree in social work and graduates from other undergraduate programs looking to pursue their MSW degree. Students who complete the program will be awarded the Master of Social Work (MSW) degree.

MAIN OBJECTIVES

The Department of Social Work at Indiana State University is committed to contributing to the profession of social work through teaching, research, community service, and continuing educational opportunities. The focus of the graduate program (Master of Social Work) is on the promotion of social and economic justice and on the development of competent and skilled clinical social work professionals who are prepared to work with rural populations.                                   

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

 Regular Admission

Regular admission status may be granted to an applicant who meets the minimum admission requirements of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies.

MSW applicants must meet the MSW Program admission requirements. Please refer to the MSW Application Materials and Procedures link http://www.indstate.edu/socwork/msw-program/application-materials-procedures.htm and the following link for details on the MSW Application Policies http://www.indstate.edu/socwork/docs/msw-program/msw-application-packet.pdf 

Admission to the Master of Social Work Program is a competitive process.  Simply meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

Advanced Standing

MSW applicants who have an undergraduate degree in social work from a CSWE-accredited program, those recognized through its International Social Work Degree Recognition and Evaluation Service, or covered under a memorandum of understanding with international social work accreditors will not repeat what they have mastered in their undergraduate program. Students who meet the criteria may apply and be considered for the Advanced Standing Program described below.

If offered Advanced Standing, the applicant will be given credit by credential for the first 23 hours of the program (foundational courses). Students must meet the admission requirements for Regular Admission in addition to the following for Advanced Standing, as identified on the MSW Application Materials and Procedures link http://www.indstate.edu/socwork/msw-program/application-materials-procedures.htm and in the MSW Application Policies http://www.indstate.edu/socwork/docs/msw-program/msw-application-packet.pdf

Admission to the Master of Social Work Advanced Standing Program is a competitive process.  Simply meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

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