Master of Social Work

Master of Social Work Program Information

Advance your career and become a leader in your field with the online Master of Social Work degree from Campbellsville University. Our program gives students an advanced understanding of the intricacies of social work, including human development, cultural competencies and psychopathology. Graduates will gain the skills needed to progress beyond entry-level roles and into leadership positions with bigger responsibilities and better salaries, with a curriculum supported by ethical and Christian ideals. Thanks to the online nature of our degree program, students have the flexibility and convenience they need to succeed.

Course Offerings

This program includes 30 hours of study for advanced standing students. The full two year program is 60 credit hours and can be completed in as little as twenty-one months.

Foundation Track Curriculum (30 credit hours)
Take each course on this list (three credits each unless otherwise noted):
SWK 510 Foundation Practicum I
SWK 511 Foundation Practicum II
SWK 520 Human Development
SWK 530 Research Methods
SWK 545 Practice Foundation I-Individuals
SWK 546 Practice Foundation II-Families
SWK 547 Practice Foundation III-Communities
SWK 548 Practice Foundation IV-Groups
SWK 570 Cultural Competency
SWK 575 Policy & Practice

Advanced Standing Track Curriculum (30 credit hours)
Take each course on this list (three credits each unless otherwise noted):
SWK 560 Psychopathology
SWK 610 Advanced Practicum I
SWK 611 Advanced Practicum II
SWK 615 World Problems & Advocacy
SWK 626 Advanced Practice With Children and Families
SWK 650 Change Theory
SWK 655 Practice & Program Research
SWK 665 Leadership & Supervision in Social Work
SWK 685 Community Development and Grant Writing
SWK Elective

Clinincal Track Curriculum (30 credit hours)
Take each course on this list (three credits each unless otherwise noted):
SWK610 Advanced Practicum I
SWK615 Theories for Social Work Practice
SWK660 Psychopathology
SWK661 Clinical Diagnosis & Behavioral Psychopharmacology
SWK650 Change Theory
SWK611 Advanced Practicum II
SWK626 Advanced Practice with Children & Families
SWK681 Addictions
SWK688 Clinical Administration and Ethics
SWK655 Program Evaluation

Electives (3 credit hours)
Choose one course (additional courses available in course catalog):
BA 613 Managerial Decision Making
SED 503 Introduction to Special Education
SED 504 Emotional Disturbance & Behavioral Disorders
SWK 581 Ethics, Legal and Professional Issues
SWK 630 Global Policies & Social Programming
SWK 661 Clinical Diagnosis & Behavioral Psychopharmacology
SWK 681 Addictions
Speak to your advisor for more options.

Note: Students pursuing a Master of Social Work will need 900 practicum hours combined (Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work) field practice, thus degree completion requires the remainder of said 900 hours of approved experience. Students are responsible for finding and securing their own field placements.
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Real-world Preparation

The career outlook for those in the field of social work is bright. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects jobs in the field to rise 19 percent by 2022 — faster than the national average.

Social workers can work with a number of populations, from children to the elderly to community health organizations.

  • State and Local Governments
  • Family Resource Centers
  • Adoption Agencies
  • Health Departments
  • Religious Organizations
  • Health Centers
  • Probation and Parole Departments
  • Assisted Living/Senior Care Centers

How to Apply

The Campbellsville application process is simple and straightforward. Apply by May 1st for August entry into program, November 1st for January entry and March 1st for May entry. Follow these steps to begin your journey:

  1. Submit a complete application for admission form.
  2. Submit a completed Carver School MSW graduate program application form and Field Practicum application.
  3. Applicants must have completed a baccalaureate degree with a minimum of 15 hours of liberal arts education.
  4. Submit official transcripts of all college work from accredited institutions (both undergraduate and graduate) confirming a minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  5. Applicants seeking advanced standing must have completed a Bachelor of Social Work degree at a CSWE accredited program within the past 7 years. If the student does not have the required 3.0 undergraduate GPA, they may apply but must complete a personal statement detailing why they think they will be successful in the program.
  6. International students must have a 2.3 computer generated or a 550 paper generated TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language).
  7. Submit three recommendations using the standardized social work program recommendation form as presented in the MSW program application packet.
  8. Submit a signed statement of understanding affirming the support for NASW Code of Ethics and the standards of this MSW program.
  9. Provide a statement indicating whether they have a legal history that contains a misdemeanor or felony conviction.

Please note Alabama, Arkansas, Minnesota, New Mexico and North Carolina do not accept any field placements for schools located outside their state.

Advance your career in social work with the skills and tools employers are looking for. Request more information today.

This program is also available on campus in a traditional format. Learn more about Campbellsville University’s traditional Master of Social Work program.

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