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WEST PLAINS

MASTER’S IN SOCIAL WORK

TAKE CLASSES WHERE YOU ARE COURSE FORMATS FIT BUSY SCHEDULES Take courses on a part-time basis, leaving time for life’s other responsibilities. Courses are held in the late afternoon or evening and are delivered in a variety of formats web conference, online and seated. Web conference technology allows you to interact with faculty, staff and other students, in real time, from your computer or mobile device with internet accessibility. Complete your required practicum in West Plains or within the surrounding area.

SUPPORT YOUR COMMUNITY IMPACT OUR SOCIETY

SOCIAL WORK CAREER OUTLOOK FUTURE JOB PROSPECTS LOOKS POSITIVE “Overall employment of social workers is projected to grow 16 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations,” reports The Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook.

CONTACTS

SECURE EMPLOYMENT IN A NUMBER OF DIVERSE FIELDS Become widely employable and serve diverse populations in a vast range of human areas. Work with individuals, families, groups and communities to provide basic needs and enhance human well-being.

Jannette Eldred, Master of Social Work Program Coordinator 417-629-3940 jeldred@missouristate.edu

GROW YOUR EARNING POTENTIAL Make a significant impact within your community when you assume a leadership role as practitioner, developer and coordinator of policy and research to promote social justice. With advanced skill sets, you are likely to see salary increases.

Deanna Smith, Regional Outreach Administrator 417-255-7777 | Fax: 417-255-7933 deannasmith@missouristate.edu missouristate.edu/westplains

SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK

MISSOURI STATE OUTREACH

GRADUATE COLLEGE 417-836-5331 | 866-767-4723 toll-free | 417-836-6200 fax graduateadmissions@missouristate.edu graduate.missouristate.edu

Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/ Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Employer and Institution.

missouristate.edu/wpmsw


TENTATIVE COURSE PLAN Make a measurable impact on your community while improving the lives of others with clinical, organizational and advocacy skills. Be prepared to help others cope with life’s challenges and obstacles, strengthening families and positively impacting society. Become a community leader advocating for social and economic justice. Our required practicums ensure you have hands-on, practical experience.

GO FURTHER WITH A MSU DEGREE Fully accredited by Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). MAXIMIZE YOUR INVESTMENT OF TIME AND MONEY Competitive tuition rates and comprehensive financial aid packages make Missouri State an exceptional choice. Our financial aid office is here to help you formulate your cost and identify funding. CONTINUE TO BUILD ON TO YOUR CAREER EVEN AFTER YOU HAVE EARNED YOUR MSW A master’s degree from Missouri State opens the door for you to pursue your LMSW and/or LCSW license, if you so choose. COMPLETE YOUR DEGREE WITH OR WITHOUT A BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN SOCIAL WORK If your bachelor’s degree is in social work, you may qualify as an advanced standing student. Advanced students may finish this degree in as little as 2 years attending part-time. If your bachelor’s degree is not in social work, you may apply for the regular standing program.

PART-TIME REGULAR STANDING PROGRAM

PART-TIME ADVANCED STANDING PROGRAM

FALL, SEMESTER 1 6 HOURS SWK 705 Human Behavior in the Social Environment SWK 710 Foundations in Social Work Practice with Individuals

If you have a CSWE accredited bachelor’s in social work, you may be considered advanced standing. As an advanced standing student, you can finish this degree in as little as two years attending part-time. See advanced standing admission requirements at: missouristate.edu/mswadvpt

SPRING, SEMESTER 2 6 HOURS SWK 726 Foundations in Social Work Practice, Communities and Organizations SWK 730 Perspectives in Human Diversity

SUMMER, SEMESTER 1 3 HOURS SWK 750 Social Work Practice I

FALL, SEMESTER 3 6 HOURS SWK 715 Social Welfare Policy SWK 725 Foundations in Social Work Practice, Groups and Families

FALL, SEMESTER 2 6 HOURS SWK 754 Advanced Social Work Assessment SWK 755 Social Work Practice II

SPRING, SEMESTER 4 10 HOURS SWK 740 Social Work Field Practicum and Seminar I

SPRING, SEMESTER 3 3 HOURS SWK 756 Social Work Practice III

SUMMER, SEMESTER 5 3 HOURS SWK 750 Social Work Practice I

SUMMER, SEMESTER 4 Social Work Elective

FALL, SEMESTER 6 6 HOURS SWK 754 Advanced Social Work Assessment SWK 755 Social Work Practice II

FALL, SEMESTER 5 6 HOURS SWK 746 Foundations in Social Work Research SWK 760 Advanced Policy Practice

SPRING, SEMESTER 7 3 HOURS SWK 756 Social Work Practice III

SPRING, SEMESTER 6 10 HOURS SWK 780 Social Work Field Practicum and Seminar II SWK 797 Applications in Social Work Research

SUMMER, SEMESTER 8 Elective Social Work Elective

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FALL, SEMESTER 9 6 HOURS SWK 746 Foundations in Social Work Research SWK 760 Advanced Policy Practice SPRING, SEMESTER 10 10 HOURS SWK 780 Social Work Field Practicum and Seminar II SWK 797 Applications in Social Work Research

APPLY NOW

Deadline for receiving all application materials is 5 p.m. on the last working day in January of the year in which you wish to be admitted. missouristate.edu/swkgraduateapply

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