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MSW Foundation and Concentration Courses

MSW Foundation, Intermediate, and Concentration Courses
The first 30 credit hours of the 60 credit hour Master of Social Work (MSW) Program constitute the foundation for the MSW degree. They are completed in the first two years of the part-time program and contain the content and learning experiences that all MSW graduates need for competent practice. The Second 30 credit hours are the Concentration Courses and are offered primarily in the third year of the program. The South Bend Program only offers one concentration in Mental Health and Addictions. Students wishing to graduate with another concentration can transfer to the MSW Program in Indianapolis for their concentration courses. The IUPUI Master of Social Work Program offers concentration courses in the following areas: Children, Families, Health, School Social Work, and Leadership.

MSW Foundation Year

Summer II S501 Professional Social Work at the Master’s Level: An Immersion

Fall Semester

S503 Human Behavior and The Social Environment!
S505 Social Policy Analysis and Practice

Spring Semester

S502 Research 1
S504 Professional Practice Skills

MSW Intermediate Year

Summer I S513 Human Behavior and Social Environment II

Summer II

S600 Elective*

Fall Semester

S514 Practice With Individuals and Families I
S517 Assessment in Mental Health & Addictions

Spring Semester

S516 Social Work Practice II: Organizations, Communities & Societies
S555 Practicum I
Elective encouraged here*

 MSW Concentration Year

Summer I S661 Executive Leadership (Required)

Summer II

S687 Mental Health & Addictions Practice: Groups*

Fall Semester

S623 Practice Research Integrative Seminar I
S618 Social Policy and Services II
S651 Practicum II

Spring Semester

S652 Practicum III
Elective choice S683, S685, or S686

 In addition to the two required third year courses above (S661, S623) students need two more concentration courses. S687 (Summer II) counts toward these two additional concentration courses. Others are available in the Spring Semester and are listed below:

S673 Couples and Families Interventions I

S683 Community Based Practice in Mental Health & Addictions*

S685 Mental Health & Addiction Practice: Individuals & Families*

S686 Social Work Practice with Addictions*

*Students are encouraged to take all courses listed. However, you must take 3 of the 4 classes starred enabling you to take one other equivalent course.                                          
Call, write, e-mail, fax or just drop in and we will be happy to provide you with academic advising and information about the program, the application process and financial assistance.