MSW in Social Work - 2 Year Program

The M.S.W. program consists of 60 credit hours distributed among: a) required foundation courses; b) concentration course areas in deaf and hard of hearing populations; and c) elective credits. The full-time program is designed to be completed in two years. The elective credits can be taken in any graduate department at Gallaudet or through the consortium. ASL courses do not satisfy the elective requirement. All students are required to take HSL 707 (3 credits).

Program of Study

Two-Year Option

Foundation Year

Semester I - Fall

GPS 700 Culture and Language Seminar (1)
SWK 705 Human Behavior in the Social Environment I (3)
SWK 711 Social Policy and Social Services (3)
**SWK 741 Social Work Practice I (includes lab) (5)
SWK 755 Research Methods I (3)
SWK 771 Foundation Field Practicum I (3)

Total: 18 credits

Semester II - Spring

SWK 706 Human Behavior in the Social Environment II (3)
SWK 742 Social Work Practice II (3)
SWK 756 Data Analysis (3)
SWK 772 Foundation Field Practicum II (includes lab) (3)
*HSL 707 Audiology and Hearing Technology for Educators and Counseling Professionals (3)
*Elective (3)

*May also be taken during the summer or any semester of the program

Total: 18 credits

Advanced Concentration Year

Semester III - Fall

SWK 713 Issues in Human Behavior and the Social Environment: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Populations (3)
**SWK 751 Practice with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Populations: Micro Interventions (3)
SWK 752 Practice with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Populations: Macro Interventions (3)
SWK 791 Research Practicum I: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Populations (3)
*Elective (3)

Total: 15 credits

Semester IV - Spring

SWK 715 Disability Policy: Implications for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Populations [online] (3)
SWK 780 Advanced Practice Seminar (3)
SWK 783 Field Practicum with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Populations (6)

Total: 12 credits

Grand Total: 63 credits

** The following courses are considered clinical course work which in addition to your MSW, qualify you for social work licensure examinations in states which specify clinical course credit: SWK 741 Social Work Practice I; SWK 751 Practice with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Populations: Micro Interventions; SWK 795 DSM IVTR; SWK 702 or COU 702 Play Therapy.

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