The Saint Joseph’s University (SJU) Master of Social Work (MSW) Program is dedicated to equipping students for diversity-responsive practice, innovative leadership, and research dissemination that fosters social and economic well-being, and creates impact in expanding access to opportunities for individuals, families, and communities in the global environment. Grounded in interdisciplinary knowledge and the values of service, competence, dignity and worth of persons, human rights and social justice, the program facilitates engaged learning experiences resulting in advanced generalist skills to promote a more equitable society.
Goal 1: To create an inclusive learning environment that represents diversity-responsive excellence in the training of social work professionals.
Goal 2: To prepare advanced generalist social workers who engage in lifelong learning with a commitment to the growth of their own professional knowledge base and ongoing professional development.
Goal 3: To collaborate with community service organizations and professionals, interdisciplinary programs, and equity advocates to promote practices, programs, and policies that enhance the well-being, dignity, and human rights of individuals.
Goal 4: To practice according to professional ethics and competency standards across all forms of practice and geographic areas within an anti-racist framework that acknowledges and advances human rights.
The following curricula are based on 2022 CSWE accreditation standards for Social Work programs.
The curriculum is divided into 3 sections for full/part-time programs: generalist courses (30 credits), advanced generalist specialization courses (26 credits), and electives (6 credits). The field education is 900 total hours.
|Generalist Year Courses:|
|SWK 510||Human Behavior and Soc Envir||3|
|SWK 540||Foundations of SW Practice||3|
|SWK 541||Individual & Group SW Practice||3|
|SWK 550||Foundation Clinical Assessment||3|
|SWK 560||Human Rights in SW Practice||3|
|SWK 561||Practice with Orgs & Community||3|
|SWK 565||Culturally-Responsive Research||3|
|SWK 591||Social Welfare Policy & Change||3|
|SWK 580||Generalist Field Education I||3|
|SWK 581||Generalist Field Education II||3|
|Advanced Generalist Year Courses:|
|SWK 620||Advanced SW Interventions||3|
|SWK 641||Leadership & Entrepreneurship||3|
|SWK 642||Advanced Clinical Assessment||3|
|SWK 660||Advanced Practice: Well-Being||3|
|SWK 661||Advanced Practice: Community||3|
|SWK 695||Program Evaluation in Practice||3|
|SWK 680||Advanced Field Education I||4|
|SWK 681||Advanced Field Education II||4|
|Elective Courses (Full/Part-Time):||6|