Full-Time MSW Advanced Generalist Specialization

In a broad social justice framework, advanced practice or advanced standing MSW students complete a generalist advanced practice specialization in one of four social problem areas: (1) Aging; (2) Child, Youth, and Family Welfare; (3) Health; and (4) Mental Health. In addition to their focus area courses, students complete a Macro Practice Elective and two "free electives".

For information about our focus areas click on the links below:

When selecting a focus area, it's a good idea to keep in mind the professional educational requirements for post-degree Licenses and other Credentials.

Learn more about Field units and Field faculty by watching introductory videos of each.

Advanced Practice Competencies

Advanced Practice MSW Competencies

At the conclusion of the MSW Program we expect students have achieved the following competencies through both generalist practice behaviors and advanced practice behaviors learned in classroom and field experiences; all of which are derived from social work knowledge, values and skills.