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					     DEGREE REQUIRMENTS FOR                                                         How to Apply
                                                                  Prospective Students may apply through the
       ADVANCED STANDING
                                                             Graduate School at www.usd.edu/grad/how-to-apply.cfm
 For individuals who possess a Baccalaureate Degree in
Social Work (B.S.W.), a 36 credit hour advanced standing                   For More InForMAtIon
  concentration curriculum is offered. Students must
                                                                        For more information on the Master of
 have earned the B.S.W. within 7 years of beginning the
    M.S.W. program. Total Required Credit Hours: 36                      Social Work Program, please contact:

              All courses are held in the                                           Graduate School
       Health Sciences Center in Sioux Falls, S.D.                           The University of South Dakota
                                                                                   414 E. Clark Street
COURSE                 COURSE TITLE                CREDIT
                                                                                 Vermillion, SD 57069
NUMBER                                             HOURS
                                                                             800-233-7937 or 605-677-6240
                          SUMMER
                                                                                     grad@usd.edu
SOCW 624   Research II Program Evaluation            3
SOCW 640   Diversity and Social Justice in Rural     3                                         OR
           and Urban Communities
                            FALL                                 Elizabeth Talbot, Ph.D., M.S.W. Program Director
SOCW 783   Advanced Field Education III              3                    The University of South Dakota
SOCW 740   Advanced Practice with Individuals,       3                        Social Work Department
           Children and Families                                    1400 W. 22nd Street, Sioux Falls SD 57105
SOCW 741   Psychopathology                           3                         Phone: 605-357-1594
SOCW 720   Research Project Proposal                 3                   E-Mail: Elizabeth.Talbot@usd.edu
                           SPRING
SOCW 730   Practice with Communities                 3
SOCW 784   Advanced Field Education IV               3
SOCW 785   Research Project Data Collection          2
           & Analysis
SOCW 700   Advanced Social Policy                    3
                          SUMMER
SOCW 742   Practice with Organizations,              3


SOCW 792
           Administration and Supervision
           Elective                                  2
                                                                                                                                          MAster oF socIAl work
SOCW 792   Elective                                  2
                                                                                  1400 W. 22nd Street                                            (M.s.w.)
                                                                                  Sioux Falls, SD 57105
                                                                                 www.usd.edu/socialwork

                                                            As the flagship liberal arts institution of South Dakota, The University of
                                                            South Dakota, founded in 1862, has long been regarded as a leader
                                                                 in the state and the region. Learn more about the university at
                                                                                        www.usd.edu.

                                                                This document is available in alternative formats upon request.
                                                                      For assistance, call Disability Services at The U at:
                                                                     605-677-6389 or e-mail disabilityservices@usd.edu.
progrAM DescrIptIon                                             ADMIssIons                                                       M.S.W. DEGREE REQUIRMENTS
The University of South Dakota’s Master of Social Work          Applicants to the M.S.W. Program must have:
                                                                                                                                  For students who do not possess a B.S.W., there are
program prepares professionals to provide social work           • A completed bachelor degree from an accredited college          60 required credit hours. All courses are held in the
services in diverse communities in South Dakota and               or university                                                        Health Sciences Center in Sioux Falls, S.D.
the surrounding region. The Master of Social Work
                                                                • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 for the last two years of
program seeks to educate a workforce of social workers                                                                        COURSE                  COURSE TITLE                 CREDIT
                                                                  undergraduate study, or demonstration that the applicant
who are able to deliver professional services such as                                                                         NUMBER                                               HOURS
                                                                  is able to maintain a 3.0 in graduate study.
clinical and therapeutic services, administrative and staff                                                                                                   FALL
supervision, policy analysis, and community planning and        • The following prerequisite coursework must be completed     SOCW 601    History and Philosophy of Social Work       3
organization, which will effectively meet the social services     prior to entrance:
                                                                                                                              SOCW 641    Human Behavior in the Social                3
needs of the citizens of our state and region.                    3 credit hours of Statistics                                            Environment 1
The M.S.W. program is offered in two different                    3 credit hours of Biology with Human Biology content        SOCW 683    Field Education I                           3
formats—a 60 credit hour program over 24 months                   3 credit hours of Human Development over the Lifespan       SOCW 610    Generalist Practice I: Individuals          3
for those who do not possess a baccalaureate degree                                                                                       and Families
                                                                  3 additional courses in the social/behavioral sciences—
in social work and a 36 credit hour concentration                                                                                                         SPRING
                                                                     please visit our website for acceptable courses
curriculum for those eligible for advanced standing. Please                                                                   SOCW 600    Social Policy Analysis                      3
contact the Graduate School for more information on the         Applicants must complete and submit the Application           SOCW 684    Field Education II                          3
admission process for the M.S.W. program.                       Checklist for Admission to the M.S.W. program to the          SOCW 630    Practice with Small Groups                  3
                                                                Graduate School, along with:                                  SOCW 620    Research Methods 1                          3

ADvAnceD stAnDIng Degree                                        • A cover letter                                                                         SUMMER

requIreMents                                                    • Resume                                                      SOCW 640    Diversity and Social Justice in Rural       3
                                                                                                                                          and Urban Communities
Advanced standing is available for those who hold a             • Statement of Purpose explaining:
baccalaureate degree in social work. The baccalaureate            – Life experiences that prepared you for a career in        SOCW 624    Research II Program Evaluation              3
degree in social work must have been earned within 7                 social work                                                                              FALL
years of starting the M.S.W. program. The advanced                – Why you should be accepted into the M.S.W. program        SOCW 783    Advanced Field Education III                3
standing curriculum requires 36 credits. The admission            – How you plan to readjust your life to be successful in    SOCW 740    Advanced Practice with Individuals,         3
cycle for advanced standing differs from the two year                the program                                                          Children and Families
program. Interested applicants should refer to www.usd.           – Your career goals                                         SOCW 741    Psychopathology                             3
edu/socialwork for application deadlines.                                                                                     SOCW 720    Research Project Proposal                   3
                                                                • A 3–5 page paper about an issue that concerns you. For
                                                                                                                                                          SPRING
                                                                  example: homelessness, immigration, returning veterans,
                                                                  foster care, drug/alcohol addiction, human trafficking.     SOCW 730    Practice with Communities                   3
                                                                                                                              SOCW 784    Advanced Field Education IV                 3
                                                                • The completed Graduate School application— including
                                                                                                                              SOCW 785    Research Project Data Collection            2
                                                                  3 letters of recommendation and one official transcript                 & Analysis
                                                                  from all attended institutions of higher learning
                                                                                                                              SOCW 700    Advanced Social Policy                      3
                                                                The Social Work Department may request an interview                                      SUMMER
                                                                prior to admission. A criminal background check is required   SOCW 742    Practice with Organizations,                3
                                                                for all provisionally accepted applicants.                                Administration and Supervision
                                                                                                                              SOCW 792    Elective                                    2
                                                                For a complete description of the admission requirements,
                                                                                                                              SOCW 792    Elective                                    2
                                                                please visit: http://www.usd.edu/health-sciences/social-
                                                                work/msw-admission-requirements.cfm.                                      TOTAL REQUIRED CREDIT HOURS: 60

				
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