Social Work (M.S.W.)

https://chhs.unh.edu/sw/master-social-work-msw

The M.S.W. program features an advanced generalist concentration, which is the most common concentration in social work. It is very well suited for practice in rural, suburban, and urban settings and is viable for career positions where a CSWE-accredited degree is required. Completion of the M.S.W. program provides the foundation for license eligibility. 

MSW students will be able to select three electives in one or more fields of practice:

  1. Health and mental health;
  2. Addictions and substance abuse;
  3. Children, youth, and families,
  4. Disabilities; or a self-designed field of practice.

M.S.W. Degree Requirements

An M.S.W. candidate must complete 62 credit hours of 800- or 900-level courses including two, two-semester field internships, comprising a total of 1,240 hours in the field. Grades below the B­ level in a graded course or a "fail" in a credit/fail course are considered failing grades for the purposes of determining academic standing. Repeating a course does not remove the original failing grade from the record. Graduate students receiving failing grades in 9 or more credits, received either in three courses or in any combination of courses taken twice, will be dismissed from the M.S.W. program.

Although a significant portion of the curriculum is required, students will be able to complete three elective courses. At least one of these must be taken from among Department of Social Work course offerings.

Core MSW Program Advanced Generalist Courses

Core coures
SW 820Social Welfare Policy I3
SW 830Social Work Practice I3
SW 840Implications of Race, Culture, and Oppression for Social Work Practice3
SW 850Human Behavior and the Social Environment I (HBSE I)3
SW 880Field Internship I 13
SW 860Research Methods in Social Work3
SW 831Social Work Practice II: Practice in Small Groups and Community Organizations3
SW 851Human Behavior and the Social Environment II (HBSE II)3
SW 926Social Welfare Policy II3
SW 881Field Internship II 23
SW 930Advanced General Practice III: Clinical Assessment and Intervention3
SW 952Human Behavior and the Social Environment III3
SW 962Data Analysis and Statistics3
SW 982Field Internship III 34
SW 931Advanced Generalist Practice IV: Community and Administrative Practice3
SW 965Program and Practice Evaluation3
SW 983Field Internship IV 44
Electives
Select three 3-credit elective courses of social work (other graduate programs with permission):9
Women and Aging
Child and Adolescent Risks and Resiliency: Program, Policy and Practice
Social Action in the Dominican Republic
Understanding Developmental Disabilities
School Social Work
Introduction to Addiction: Assessment and Intervention
Practice with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender People
Addiction: Myth, Science and Policy
Addiction Recovery
Adventure Therapy: Facillitation and Processing of the Experience
Intimate Partner Violence
Special Topics in Social Work and Social Welfare
Fund Development and Grantwriting
Interventions with Groups
Social Work Supervision
Theory and Practice of Family Therapy
Social Work and the Law
Total Credits62
1

Seminar and concurrent two-day/week internship/academic year

2

Seminar and two-day/week internship continued from SW 880 Field Internship I

3

Seminar and concurrent three-day/week internship/academic year

4

Seminar and three-day/week internship continued from SW 982 Field Internship III