The MSW program at UTC prepares students for advanced social work practice. Courses equip students to provide competent services to individuals, groups, and communities as they age through the life course. Graduates of the program will be prepared for employment as social workers in numerous fields and agencies. Graduates of the program will also be able to obtain licensure as clinical social workers.
The MSW-UTC program will provide coursework to meet the needs of students. All required courses will be offered through personalized, face-to-face evening courses paired with online and hybrid delivery as appropriate for the course material. Students will also complete 900 hours of field education (400 hours in the generalist curriculum and 500 hours in the specialist curriculum) under the supervision of the Director of Field Education and assigned agency MSW field instructors. Students develop learning contracts at the beginning of their internships that outline how they will demonstrate mastery of the social work competences and behaviors learned in the classroom.
The generalist curriculum in the MSW-UTC program is completed in 30 credit hours. Generalist courses equip students with the knowledge, skills, and professional values that form the core of generalist social work practice. The specialist curriculum is completed in 30 credit hours emphasizing advanced practice with individuals, families, groups, and communities as they age through the life course. The courses that make up the MSW Program are listed below. The full course descriptions can be reviewed in the UTC Graduate Catalog.
MSW Curriculum Map