MSW Clinical Practice with Families and Children Concentration

Foundation Courses (30 credits)
SW-503Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families 13
SW-505Social Welfare Policy and Services I3
SW-507Social Work Research3
SW-509Human Behavior in the Social Environment I3
SW-510Field Practicum I 13
SW-513Social Work Practice in Groups 13
SW-515Social Welfare Policy and Services II3
SW-518Global Community Practice 13
SW-519Human Behavior in the Social Environment II3
SW-520Field Practicum II 13
Advanced Core Courses (6 credits)
SW-627Implications of Social Justice and Human Rights for Social Work3
SW-669Applications of Social Justice and Human Rights in Social Work3
Family and Children Concentration (18 credits)
SW-605Clinical Practice with Families and Children 13
SW-626Evaluation of Practice Effectiveness3
SW-645Clinical Social Work Assessment Diagnosis and Intervention Planning 13
SW-665Advanced Clinical Practice with Children 13
SW-630Field Practicum III FC 13
SW-640Field Practicum IV FC 13
Electives (6 credits)
Select 2 courses from approved departmental selections 600+ level6
Total Credits60

Sequence Chart

(Full time 60 credits. If your circumstances are different, please consult with your advisor.)

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
SW-503 Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families3SW-507 Social Work Research3
SW-505 Social Welfare Policy and Services I3SW-513 Social Work Practice in Groups3
SW-509 Human Behavior in the Social Environment I3SW-515 Social Welfare Policy and Services II3
SW-510 Field Practicum I3SW-519 Human Behavior in the Social Environment II3
SW-518 Global Community Practice3SW-520 Field Practicum II3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
Select 3 credits of Social Work (SW-600+) Graduate electives3Select 3 credits of Social Work (SW-600+) Graduate Electives3
SW-605 Clinical Practice with Families and Children3SW-626 Evaluation of Practice Effectiveness3
SW-627 Implications of Social Justice and Human Rights for Social Work3SW-640 Field Practicum IV FC3
SW-630 Field Practicum III FC3SW-645 Clinical Social Work Assessment Diagnosis and Intervention Planning3
SW-665 Advanced Clinical Practice with Children3SW-669 Applications of Social Justice and Human Rights in Social Work3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Total Credits 60
  1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree with a 2.75 overall GPA and a 3.0 GPA in the undergraduate major. Social Work is grounded in the liberal arts and contains a coherent, integrated, professional foundation in social work (CSWE Accreditation Standards). MSW applicants with a baccalaureate degree are required to have a strong liberal arts background in English, Math and Psychology (none of these courses can be a College Level Examination Program; they must be taken as college-level, credit-bearing classes). The program also prefers courses in History, Sociology, Political Science, Anthropology, and Economics.
  2. Three completed Monmouth University School of Social Work recommendation forms.  Recommendations must be from an academic or professional source; it cannot be from friends and/or relatives.
  3. Narrative (four to five pages, double spaced) in response to the questions outlined on the Autobiographical Statement form.
  4. Candidates for Advanced Standing must have a BSW from an accredited program within six years of the date of application, fulfill GPA requirements, and submit the Monmouth University Advanced Standing Field Evaluation form.
  5. Candidates for Advanced Standing must have completed a course in statistics within the last six years.
  6. In instances where the admissions committee has questions about an applicant’s references, personal statement, or academic record, the applicant may be required to attend an interview as part of the admissions process.