MASTERS OF SOCIAL WORK: CLINICAL SOCIAL WORK
The Master of Social Work program supports the mission of Oakwood University by promoting excellence in providing quality Christian education for business students, enabling them to meet the challenges of the global competitive marketplace and to wholeheartedly serve God and humanity.
Oakwood University’s Master of Social Work program is currently in Pre-Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation. Pre-Candidacy for a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the
Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has submitted an application to be reviewed for Candidacy and had its Benchmark I approved in draft form to move forward with Candidacy review within one year. A program that has attained Pre-Candidacy has not yet been reviewed by the Commission on Accreditation or been verified to be in compliance with the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards. Students who enter programs in Pre-Candidacy that attain Candidacy in the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation. The Candidacy Process is typically a three-year process and there is no guarantee that a program in Pre-Candidacy will eventually attain Candidacy or Initial Accreditation.
- A baccalaureate degree from a college or university accredited by a recognized regional accrediting association.
- A broad liberal arts background (minimum 30cr) including study in the social, behavioral, and biological sciences.
- A completed online application
- A personal statement
- Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
- Two letters of reference
In addition to the materials requested above for general admission, students with a Bachelor of Social Work degree applying for admission into the MSW Advanced Standing program are required to submit documentation of the following:
- A baccalaureate degree in social work from a college or university whose social work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
- A bachelor’s degree in Social Work completed no more than five years prior to enrollment from a social work program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Applicants who completed their BSW more than five years ago with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, may submit a letter to the MSW program requesting to be considered eligible to apply for Advanced Standing. Written requests should be addressed to the MSW Admissions Committee and sent directly to the MSW program coordinator. The letter will assist the MSW Admissions Committee in determining the applicant’s eligibility for entering the Advanced Standing option of the program. If the request is denied for consideration for the Advanced Standing, the applicant may apply to the Traditional Program option. A resume and unofficial transcripts should accompany the request.
- A minimum of a “C” for all bachelors’ level social work courses.
- A copy of the final field evaluation from the student’s undergraduate field placement
- Introduction to Social Work Practice with Individuals
- Practice with Diverse Populations
- Human Development
- Ethics in the Social Work Practice
- Social Work Practice with Families and Groups
- Research in Social Work Practice
- Social Work Practice with Communities Organization
- Policies and Practice in Social Work
- Field Education I & II
- Psychopathology Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice with Individuals
- Evaluation in Clinical Social Work Practice
- Advanced Clinical Practice with Families & Groups
- License Prep (Capstone Course)
- Field Education III & IV
MSW Generalist Practice • Introduction to Social Work Practice with Individuals • Practice with Diverse Populations • Human Development • Ethics in the Social Work Practice • Social Work Practice with Families and Groups • Research in Social Work Practice • Social Work Practice with Communities & Organization • Policies and Practice in Social Work • Field Education I & II
MSW Advance Standing program • Psychopathology • Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice with Individuals • Evaluation in Clinical Social Work Practice • Advanced Clinical Practice with Families & Groups • Psychopharmacology • License Prep (Capstone Course) • Field Education III & IV