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Curriculum/Course Descriptions

All students in the full-time, two-year (60-credit-hour) MSW programs take the same sequence of courses in the first year, as well as 450 contact hours in a field placement (practicum). In the second year, students select a specific curricular concentration, in which required courses are tailored to the knowledge and skills of social work practice as they pertain to the specific client populations and evidenced-based practice in each particular area. To view course descriptions for the College of Social Work curriculum, please see the University’s General Catalog or the clicking on this link for the MSW Handbook.

Program of Study Guides

The following program checklists (by year and concentration) will help students plan their progression through the MSW Program.

First Year Program of Study Guide

Summer Program of Study Guide (AS Only)

Aging in Social Work Program of Study Guide (2nd Year & AS)

Child Welfare in Social Work Program of Study Guide (2nd Year & AS)

Forensic Social Work Program of Study Guide (2nd Year & AS)

Global Social Work Program of Study Guide (2nd Year & AS)

Health in Social Work Program of Study Guide (2nd Year & AS)

Mental Health in Social Work Program of Study Guide (2nd Year & AS)

Substance Use in Social Work Program of Study Guide (2nd Year & AS)

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Practicum Information

For questions regarding practicum, please contact:

Trinh Mai, LCSW
Director, MSW Field Education
Chair, Global Social Work Concentration
Trinh.mai@socwk.utah.edu
801-581-4529, Room 312

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