INDIANA UNIVERSITY SOUTH BEND BULLETIN 2011-2013 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Master of Social Work Contact Information Program Objectives Mission Statement Admission Requirements Teaching Prerequisites for Admission Scholarship Academic Standing Service Three-year, Part-time, Evening Program Field Practicum Accreditation Student Services Program Requirements COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES4GRADUATE DEGREES 4257 MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK in the interest of persons at greatest risk is consistent with the social work profession’s attention to social Northside Hall 418 justice. (574) 520-4880 www.iusb.edu/~socw PROGRAM OBJECTIVES Interim Director: FitzGerald Social work is a dynamic profession concerned with Associate Professor: Newcomb the changing needs of individuals, families, groups, Assistant Professor: Ramsey organizations, and society. For those interested in this Lecturers: Brandon, Lemp professional commitment, social work offers a broad Coordinator of Field Instruction: Brandon range of practice settings: community mental health agencies, nursing homes, hospitals, schools, employee MISSION STATEMENT assistance programs, family service agencies, and community service agencies. In addition, professional The mission of the Indiana University School of social workers serve as administrators of various Social Work is to educate students to be effective social service agencies. They also work in all levels of and knowledgeable professional social workers government, education, and a number of social workers prepared for practice in the twenty-first century. have assumed political or legislative careers. The Such practitioners are committed to the alleviation of education and training they receive in a Master of Social poverty, oppression, and discrimination. The school is Work (M.S.W.) degree program provides them with the dedicated to the enhancement of the quality of life for skills they need to choose a career within the broad area all people, particularly the citizens of Indiana, and to of social work. the advancement of just social, political, and economic conditions through excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. Within the context of a diverse, multicultural, ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS urbanized, global, and technologically oriented society, Professional social work education requires the ability the school prepares social workers who shape solutions to undertake a rigorous program of classroom and to a wide range of interpersonal and social problems field study. The school seeks to admit persons who by developing and using knowledge critically, while demonstrate competency through their academic upholding the traditions, values, and ethics of the social and work achievements and who give evidence of work profession. commitment to working toward the well-being of others and the betterment of social conditions. It also seeks to TEACHING provide an ethnically and regionally diversified student body. Admission to the Indiana University School of The teaching mission is to educate students to become Social Work is program specific. professional social workers equipped for a lifetime of learning, scholarship, and service. Graduates embrace The Indiana University Master of Social Work degree person-in-environment and strengths; perspectives that program at the South Bend campus offers a part-time are linked to the welfare of individuals, families, groups, evening program culminating in the Master of Social organizations, and communities. They learn to keep Work degree. The entire 60 credit hours are available abreast of advances in knowledge and technology, be on the South Bend campus for those interested in the self-reflective, and apply best practice and accountable interpersonal practice concentration. Transfer to the models of intervention. The school prepares social work Indiana University—Purdue University Indianapolis practitioners and scholars ready to assume leadership campus is available to those wishing to finish the last 30 roles at the Master of Social Work level. concentration credit hours in macro practice or other concentrations not offered on this campus. These include child welfare, health, and family services. SCHOLARSHIP Admission to the IU South Bend Master of Social Work The scholarship mission includes the discovery, degree program is handled jointly with the Indiana integration, application, dissemination, and evaluation University School of Social Work in Indianapolis and IU of client-centered and solution-focused knowledge for South Bend. Applications are available through the IU and with social work professionals and other consumers. South Bend Master of Social Work office—generally in Innovative forms of scholarship are encouraged in September. Call for the latest information, as dates may developing knowledge for use in practice, education, and vary. service concerning social needs and social problems. PREREQUISITES FOR ADMISSION SERVICE The following prerequisites are the minimum The service mission is dedicated to the promotion of requirements for consideration for admission to the the general welfare of all segments of society. Service M.S.W. degree program: includes work in the school, university, profession, and community and reflects the school’s expertise in Evidence of an earned bachelor’s degree from an teaching, scholarship, and social work practice. Service accredited college or university. 2583 GRADUATE DEGREES3 COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES Evidence of successful completion of a minimum of six Although the school values the knowledge gained from courses in social or behavioral sciences. Courses are life experience, no credit can be given for this. Thus, accepted from the following disciplines: psychology, the overall objectives of the first (foundation) year of sociology, anthropology, economics, political science, the Master of Social Work degree program include criminal justice, and social work. development of: Evidence of successful completion of one course in Basic, generic, competence applicable to the broad statistics. This course can be in any discipline and on range of social work practice any level (graduate or undergraduate), so long as it Basic competence in both interpersonal practice and was taken at an accredited college or university. planning and management practice An earned undergraduate grade point average (GPA), Basic competence for practice in social-service delivery during the last 60 hours, of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. systems Submission of the completed application packet, The overall objectives of the second (concentration) year with requested supplemental materials, within include development of more advanced competence in the established time period. Go to www.iusb. interpersonal practice, mental health, and addictions edu/~graduate to find the online application. practice. Applications are accepted for consideration any time after December 1 for the following academic year. Preference is given to applications received by February 1. The school FIELD PRACTICUM uses a modified rolling admissions policy. Applications Both the foundation and the concentration years of received after the February 1 deadline are processed and the Master of Social Work degree program include notifications are made as space is available. field practicum courses with field instructors who meet the standards of the school. A student in the program is required to have field instruction in two different ACADEMIC STANDING agency settings. Placements are made in South Bend and To remain in good academic standing, students are various locations throughout the state. Field practicum expected to perform at or above the following: is construed as a continuing process. Students in Earn at least a C in each graded social work course. placement agencies are expected to meet professional service responsibilities. Students in field practicum Maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale in follow the work schedule of their field agencies during required social work courses, and a 3.0 overall GPA. holiday periods and/or semester recess. Earn a grade of Satisfactory (S) in all practicum courses; The school arranges the field placements for the students. to carry out professional activity in conformity with Attention is given to the student’s learning needs, the values and ethics of the profession, and to comply professional goals, and interests. Field instruction is with any contract that might be entered into with the available only to students admitted as candidates for the Performance Review Committee. Master of Social Work degree. In the event of a failure to meet such requirements, A total of 960 clock hours of practicum are required, students are ineligible to continue in the program. with 320 hours in the foundation year, and 640 hours Such students are encouraged to consult with their in the concentration year. Practica are concurrent with faculty advisor regarding realistic planning for the course work. future, including the right to petition for administrative review. ACCREDITATION THREE-YEAR, PART-TIME, EVENING PROGRAM The School of Social Work and the Master of Social Work The part-time evening program allows students the are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education flexibility of evening classes and of progressing at (CSWE), 1725 Duke Street, Suite 500, Alexandria, a slower pace than the more traditional, full-time Virginia 22314-3457, (703) 683-8080. program. This program begins in the second summer session of each year, and students first complete the STUDENT SERVICES foundation year courses. Following completion of the Career information about employment is available by foundation year, students move to the concentration calling (574) 520-4881 or by contacting the program year sequence. director at the following address: The Master of Social Work degree program consists of IU South Bend 60 credit hours of study and field work. The last 27 credit Social Work hours provide a concentration in mental health and Post Office Box 7111 addictions. South Bend, Indiana 46634-7111 COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES4GRADUATE DEGREES 4259 STUDENT ORGANIZATION Students are encouraged to join and participate in the activities of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the National Association of Black Social Workers (NABSW). PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (60 CR.) (Courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise designated.) Required Courses SWK-S 501 Professional Social Work at the Master’s Level: An Immersion SWK-S 502 Research I SWK-S 503 Human Behavior and the Social Environment SWK-S 504 Professional Practice Skills SWK-S 505 Social Policy Analysis and Practice SWK-S 513 Human Behavior in the Social Environment SWK-S 514 Practice with Individuals and Families I SWK-S 516 Social Work Practice II: Organizations, Communities, and Society SWK-S 517 Assessment in Mental Health and Addictions SWK-S 555 Social Work Practicum I SWK-S 618 Social Policies and Services SWK-S 623 Practice Research Integrative Seminar I SWK-S 651 Social Work Practicum II (4 cr.) SWK-S 652 Social Work Practicum III (5 cr.) SWK-S 661 Executive Leadership Practice SWK-S 683 Community Based Practice in Mental Health and Addictions * SWK-S 685 Mental Health and Addiction Practice with Individuals or Families * SWK-S 686 Social Work Practice: Addictions * SWK-S 687 Mental Health and Addiction Practice with Groups * Any elective taken outside of the Master of Social Work degree program must be approved in advance. * Three of the four classes starred with * must be taken. COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES ELIZABETH E. DUNN, DEAN WIEKAMP HALL 3300 // (574) 520-4214 // WWW.CLAS.IUSB.EDU Associate Deans: McMillen, Torstrick GENERAL INFORMATION The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers programs of study that lead to the Master of Science in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, the Master of Arts in English, the Master of Liberal Studies, and the Master of Public Affairs. The college also offers courses that are required for the Master of Science in Management of Information Technologies, offered by the School of Business and Economics.
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