Coursework MSW Program - Portland State University
Transfer students from other accredited MSW programs may apply at any time and may be accepted if space is available. Master of Social Work students interested in transferring to Indiana University must complete the entire IUSSW application and also provide the following additional documentation: a) a reference letter from the previous MSW Program Director stating that the student left the program in good standing and verifying the student’s competence in the field of social work; b) an official transcript reflecting all completed MSW coursework; and c) a course syllabus from every MSW course completed to determine transferable credit in the IUSSW MSW curriculum.
An analysis of our MSW curriculum identifies the clock hours for each clinical knowledge area covered in each required and elective MSW course. MSW graduates may obtain a copy of this grid here: *. Graduates will use this grid to record how they have covered the required clinical knowledge content through the courses taken in the St. Kate's - St. Thomas MSW program. Regular Standing students can complete the 360 required hours while in the program. Advanced Standing students meet the majority of the required hours during the program. They complete the remaining content as continuing education within the 40 CE's required during the 24-month licensure renewal term post-LGSW. An example of a completed MSW Clinical Coursework Grid is available in the Related Content side bar (above). If you have questions about the grid for the program here at St. Kate’s - St. Thomas, please contact your academic adviser or the MSW Program Director.
In addition to our MSW, Social Work at Monash offers a Bachelor of Social Work (both on-campus and off campus) to about 300 students, and a new BA/BSW both on and off campus. We have over 100 postgraduate students enrolled in our MSW by coursework and in our research degrees, the MSW by Research and PhD. Social Work at Monash joined the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing, and Health Sciences in 2002 and there are now exciting developments in our post graduate programmes. In 2006 the degree participated in the University's special global on line development program to deepen its on line access and approach.In the MSW by Coursework, face-to-face contact with university staff members is not required. For off campus students regular contact is maintained, however, through the assessment tasks, or interaction through email and online group discussion.The Coursework MSW may facilitate entry to the PhD programme at Monash University. Whilst the usual route to a PhD is through an Honours Programme or Masters by Research, students who have completed an MSW by Coursework including a research and/or special research study unit, or who have other research experience, may be eligible to apply for the Ph.D. programme.A- Prospective students should first seek admission to the . Students will complete the first year of the JD Program before moving into the MSW coursework. The course of study may be found in the .All students admitted to both graduate programs are encouraged to begin with their MSW coursework. As an advanced standing student, the MSW degree will be complete with the MBA coursework beginning in the fall semester. Students take MBA classes exclusively for one academic year (two semesters), completing 40 credit hours. An additional 20 credit hours must be completed any time after they have completed their first year of MBA coursework. All students must remain enrolled as an MBA student for a minimum of three semesters and maintain a 2.75 GPA in Business and a 3.0 GPA. in Social Work.Upon acceptance, it will take approximately 3 1⁄2 years to complete the dual MSW/PhD coursework with an additional 6 months to two (2) years allotted for completion of the doctoral dissertation. The general GRE exam is the accepted graduate school entrance exam for both programs and applicants will need to plan ahead to ensure their scores are submitted before application deadlines. It is preferred that the student spend their first year focused on MSW coursework, with the last two 1⁄2 years being spent in both programs.