Social Work (M.S.W.) - Extended Option

Degree Offered

Master of Social Work

Campus Options

  • Main Campus (Union, NJ)

Application Deadline: 

Fall:        March 16 - Priority Deadline
             June 1 - Final Deadline (Application may be closed prior to the deadline depending on availability of space)
Spring:    No spring admission

Program Description

The Master of Social Work-Three Year Extended Full Time Program is an option for students who anticipate taking three years to complete course work.  The three year extended program is  not a part-time program.  In the first year of study, no field experience is required. This allows working students to arrange with their employers to bank sick time or vacation time in their first year to be able to devote 2 full-days of field internship in their second year and three full days of field internship in their third year.  Under this program, its mandatory to take 9 semester credit courses as a full-time students. Students admitted to the three year Extended Study MSW program should complete sixty credits of course work over a three-year academic period during the Fall and Spring semesters respectively.  This program includes four semesters of Field Education.  Students will complete two semesters at one agency during the second academic year (2 days per week) and two semesters at a different agency setting in the third academic year (3 days per week).  Work study arrangements are possible in the third year with the approval of the Clinical Coordinator of Field and the MSW Program Director.  Successful completion of all four field education courses is required for graduation from the program.   The course distribution over a three year period is described below.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the University's admission requirements:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (lower GPAs will be considered based on strength of overall application)
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • MSW Supplemental Questions (found within the online application)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Professional Resume/CV
  • TOEFL (for applicants whose native language is not English)
  • Personal Statement
    • Applicants are expected to address the following questions in their personal statement:
      1. Please discuss the ways in which you have managed personal and professional sources of conflict and stress in your life.
      2. Please discuss your personal strengths and limitations including those with respect to diversity and difference.
      3. Please discuss a social issue that is important to you and things you have done or might wish to do to address it.
      4. Please discuss personal and professional experiences that have influenced your decision about a career in social work.
      5. Please describe anything that has the potential to affect your ability to complete the academic and internship requirements of the MSW program.

Members of the MSW Admissions Committee will evaluate this statement and this will include writing ability and readiness for professional social work education at the graduate level

Prerequisite Coursework

  • 16 credits of liberal arts courses

    Note: This program does not give credit for work or life experience

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • 60 credits
  • Four semesters of Field Experience

Curriculum

FIRST SEMESTER – 9 CREDITS

SW 5301 Social Welfare Policy and Services I

3 credits

SW 5401

HBSE I

3 credits

SW 5601

Social Work Research I

3 credits

 

SECOND SEMESTER – 9 CREDITS

SW 5402

HBSE II

3 credits

SW 6302

Social Welfare Policy and Services II

3 credits

SW 6602

Social Work Research II- Evaluation Research

3 credits

 

THIRD SEMESTER – 9 CREDITS

SW 5101

Generalist Social Work Practice in a Multicultural Environment I

3 credits

SW 5201

Field Education I

4 credits

SW 5501

Integrative Seminar I

2 credits

 

FOURTH SEMESTER – 9 CREDITS

SW 5102

Generalist Social Work Practice in a Multicultural Environment II

3 credits

SW 5202

Field Education II

4 credits

SW 5502

Integrative Seminar II

2 credits

FIFTH SEMESTER  – 9 CREDITS

SW 6101

Advanced Generalist Practice in a Multicultural Environment I1

3 credits

SW 6201

Field Education III1

6 credits

SW 6701

Assessment in Social Work

3 credits

SIXTH SEMESTER  – 12 CREDITS

SW 6102

Advanced Generalist Practice in a Multicultural Environment II2

3 credits

SW 6202

Field Education IV2

6 credits

 

Practice Elective

3 credits

PRACTICE ELECTIVES

SW 6703

Issues Confronting Contemporary Families

3 credits

SW 6704

Issues of Aging

3 credits

SW 6706

Comfort Care

3 credits

SW 6802 Healing from Trauma in Social Work Practice 3 credits

1 Since there is no Integrative Seminar in the Fifth Semester these two courses will be linked to provide continuity.

2 Since there is no Integrative Seminar in the Sixth Semester these two courses will be linked to provide continuity.

TOTAL OF 60 CREDITS TO COMPLETE PROGRAM
 

Resources

Program Mission and SLOs
Program Handbook
MSW Assessment Report
 

Program coordinator

MSW PROGRAM OFFICE

Admissions Counselor

DR. JOSEPHINE NORWARD
Hutchinson Hall, Room 304D
T. 908.737.4033
jnorward@kean.edu
Karina P. Caytuero
Program Secretary
908-737-4043
caytuerk@kean.edu

MR. STEVEN KOCH
Graduate Admissions Counselor
T. 908-737-5924
skoch@kean.edu

Updated 7/1/14