The MSW program offers advanced level course work and field placements in three areas:

  • Child and Family Services

    This specialization prepares you for work in community prevention programs, child and family interventions, protective services, foster care, adoptions, teen pregnancy and parenting programs, youth residential facilities, domestic violence programs, homeless shelters, schools, and family court settings.

    Work environments may include:

    • Community prevention programs
    • Child and family interventions
    • Protective service
    • Foster care
    • Adoptions
    • Juvenile outreach
    • Youth residential facilities
    • Domestic violence prevention
    • Homeless shelters
    • Schools
    • Family court settings
    • Community mental health organizations and agencies
  • Mental Health and Substance Use Recovery Services

    Learn to work towards the recovery and empowerment of persons coping with mental illness, substance abuse and co-occurring conditions.

    Work environments may include:

    • Community mental health settings (adults and youth in transition)
    • Residential treatment agencies
    • Psychosocial rehabilitation
    • Substance abuse treatment programs
    • Group homes
    • Consumer run programs and clubhouses
    • Advocacy groups
    • Family support services
  • Health and Aging Services

    Gain expertise in increasing the quality of life for aging adults and their families in a wide variety of community settings including health-care organizations and service providers as well as community based-direct care agencies and advocacy organizations.   

    Work environments may include:

    • Integrative Health Systems
    • Agencies that work with aging senior centers
    • Adult day care programs
    • Home-based services
    • Healthcare settings (hospitals, veterans organizations, clinics)
    • Protective services
    • Alzheimer's programs
    • Long-term care facilities
    • Caregiver support programs

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Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

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