The Master of Social Work (MSW) is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (reaffirmed in 2010). The program is designed to prepare students for advanced social work practice with individuals and families. Students learn clinical, organizational, policy, and administrative skills necessary for promoting social justice and equality, and enhancing the quality of life for all people. The program provides a broad and in-depth knowledge base in order to prepare students for advanced social work practice in a wide array of settings.
The School does not approve academic credit for prior work or life experience. Students accepted into the Social Work MSW Program will be required to submit to criminal background clearances at their own expense during the program. Information obtained from the background clearances deemed to be detrimental to social work practice will result in dismissal from the program. More information on the background clearances can be found in the School of Social Work’s policies. The Master of Social Work can also be earned at Boise State’s regional sites in Coeur d’Alene and Twin Falls at the College of Southern Idaho, as well as online.
The Master of Social Work Program has one concentration: Advanced direct practice with individuals and families. Students in the two year program must complete a total of 61 credits including 18 credits in Field Work. Students in the Advanced Standing program complete 37 credits with 12 credits in Field Work.
Students may receive certification to practice school social work in the State of Idaho by completing SOCWRK 562 School Social Work, SOCWRK 575 and SOCWRK 576 in an approved K-12 educational setting under the supervision of a professional social worker, and all other requirements for the Master of Social Work degree.
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