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The UMSL Master of Social Work (MSW) program at Mineral Area College helps students develop advanced knowledge and skills to understand complex social issues and the ability to assess and intervene, directly and indirectly, at the individual, family, group, organizational, community, and/or policy levels. MSW faculty stress the scientific and applied aspects of social work that is built upon a liberal arts perspective. It includes required professional foundation content and one or more concentrations designed to teach students advanced analytic and practice skills sufficient for self-critical, accountable, and ultimately autonomous practice in relevant professional areas.

The MSW program requires 60 hours of graduate coursework leads to the MSW with a concentration in Family Practice. Additional concentrations may be added through additional on-campus course work. Those who have completed a bachelor’s degree in any field with a minimum 2.75 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) are eligible to apply for the MSW program. A student who has previously earned a BSW (within the past 5 years) or who has taken graduate coursework in another department or university may receive credit toward the 60 hour requirement according to the provisions of the Advanced Standing or Transfer Credit policies.


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For more information, an application for enrollment or to make an appointment with the academic advisor, contact us today.

Tami Davenport Tami Davenport, Academic Advisor
Mineral Area College
5270 Flat River Road
P.O. Box 1000
Park Hills, MO 63601

About UMSL Social Work

The UMSL School of Social Work prepares leaders to bring about positive change, especially in St. Louis. One of the largest programs in the region, the school boasts a database of 400-plus practicum locations, including DOORWAYS, United Way of Greater St. Louis and Beyond Housing, providing extraordinary opportunities for community engagement. Through critical, empirical and applied aspects of social work, students gain a multicultural perspective with a strong emphasis on community and agency field work.

The UMSL social work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. This accreditation assures graduates placement in social service agencies and allows students to apply for a license to practice social work. Professional social work education enables students to integrate the knowledge, values and skills of the profession into competent practice.

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Master in Social Work with concentration in Family Practice Course Plans

Spring Semester
*SW 5200 Social Policy and Social Services*
*SW 5700 Diversity, Social Justice & Social Work*
Summer Semester
*SW 5100 Generalist Social Work Practice*
Fall Semester
SW 5300 Community Practice & Social Change*
SW 5410 Social Work Research Methods & Analysis I
SW 5500 Foundations of Human Behavior in the Social Environment*
Spring Semester
SW 5450 Social Work Research Methods & Analysis II
SW 5350 Social Work & Human Service Organizations*
Summer Semester
SW 5800 & 5801 Foundation Field Practicum & Seminar*
Fall Semester
SW 6160 Advanced Interventive Strategies Across the Life Span
SW 6200 Family Policy
Spring Semester
SW 6150 Theory & Practice with Families
Fall Semester
SW 6400 Practice & Program Evaluation
SW 6800 Graduate Field Practicum II
Spring Semester
SW 6850 Graduate Field Practicum III
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Courses are subject to change. All courses are three credit hours and meet on the semester schedule, unless otherwise noted.