MSW in Social Work - 2 Year Program with School Social Work Specialization

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).

Students in the M.S.W. program may apply to participate in a school social work specialization which is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. Students take courses specifically related to school social work, including school social work policy and school social work practice.

School Social Work Application

Two-Year Option

Foundation Year

Semester I - Fall

GPS 700 Culture and Language Seminar (Temporarily Suspended) (1)
SWK 705 Human Behavior in the Social Environment I (3)
SWK 711 Social Welfare Policy and Services (3)
SWK 741 Social Work Practice I (3)  
SWK 744 Social Work Practice with Families and Small Groups (2)
SWK 755 Qualitative Social Work Research (3)
SWK 771 Foundation Field Practicum I (includes a seminar) (3)

Total: 17 credits

Semester II - Spring

SWK 706 Human Behavior in the Social Environment II (3)
SWK 742 Social Work Practice II (3)
SWK 756 Quantitative Social Work Research (3)
SWK 772 Foundation Field Practicum II (includes a seminar) (3)
SWK 761 School Social Work Policy (3)
HSL 707 Audiology (3)

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 760 School Social Work Practice (3)

Elective (3)

Total: 15 credits

Semester IV - Spring

SWK 783 Advanced Field Practicum: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Populations (6)
SWK 791 Research Practicum I: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Populations [online] (3)

Total: 9 credits

Grand Total: 59 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 Welfare Policy and Services (3)
SWK 741 Social Work Practice I (includes lab) (5)
SWK 755 Research Methods I (3)
SWK 771 Foundation Field Practicum I (include a seminar) (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 a seminar) (3)
SWK 761 School Social Work Policy (3)
HSL 707 Audiology and Hearing Technology for Educators and Counseling Professionals (3)

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 760 School Social Work Practice (3)
Elective (3)

Total: 15 credits

Semester IV - Spring

SWK 780 Advanced Practice Seminar [online] (3)
SWK 783 Advanced Field Practicum: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Populations (6)
SWK 791 Research Practicum I: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Populations [online] (3)

Total: 12 credits

Grand Total: 63 credits

Approved Electives

School Social Work Specialization Approved Electives

SWK 702 Play Therapy (3)
SWK 709 Psychodynamic Theories (3)
SWK 717 Cultural Competence (3)
SWK 795 DSM IV (3)
SWK 795 Family and Group Therapy (3)
EDU 672 (Catholic University) Contemporary Issues in DSM - IV Diagnosis
EDU 727 Educational Implications of Cognitive, Vision and Physical Disabilities in Deaf Students (3)
EDU 756: Communication and Collaboration with Families and other Professionals in Early Education with Deaf Children (2)
COU 701 Seminar on Loss: Death, Dying and Living (3)
COU 795 Psychopharmacology for Counselors (1)

(Other courses may be approved after consultation with a School Social Work advisor)

Advanced Standing Students: First Semester

Fall
GPS 700 Culture and Language Seminar (1)
HSL 707 Audiology and Hearing Technology for Educators and Counseling Professionals(3)
Elective(s) (3-6)
Core Course Audit (3-6)

Total: 13 credits

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