Course Descriptions

SOCIALWORK@SIMMONS

Students complete 65 credits on either an extended (8-term), full-time (6-term), or accelerated (4-term) track. Students who hold a Bachelor of Social Work degree and are accepted into the advanced standing (4-term) track only need to complete 37 credits to graduate.

The accelerated and advanced standing tracks can be completed in as few as 16 months; the full-time track can be completed in as few as 23 months; and the extended track can be completed in as few as 32 months.

Courses are divided into generalist courses (24 credits), specialized courses (12 credits), electives (12 credits), and field education (17 credits).

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Generalist
Courses

(24 Credits)

Specialized
Courses

(15 Credits)

Electives
(12 Credits)

Field Education
Courses

(17 Credits)

Social Policy and Social Work in Communities and Organizations

Generalist Course
3 Credits | SWO-403

Dynamics of Racism and Oppression

Generalist Course
3 Credits | SWO-409 | Video

Human Behavior in the Social Environment

Generalist Course
3 Credits | SWO-411 | Video

Social Work Practice

Generalist Course
3 Credits | SWO-421A | Video

Social Work Practice

Generalist Course
3 Credits | SWO-421B | Video

Substance Use & Social Work

Generalist Course
3 Credits | SWO-422

Social Work Research

Generalist Course
3 Credits | SWO-441

Assessment and Diagnosis

Specialized Course
3 Credits | SWO-414 | Video

Social Welfare Policy

Specialized Course
3 Credits | SWO-404

Advanced Clinical Practice

Specialized Course
3 Credits | SWO-424

 Program Evaluation in Social Work

Specialized Course
3 Credits | SWO-509

Crisis Intervention With Children & Adolescents

Elective | Focus Areas: Child Welfare, Children and Families
3 Credits | SWO-418

Human Sexuality and Social Work Practice

Elective | Focus Areas: Health and Aging Practice
3 Credits | SWO-455

Best Practices in Group Work

Elective
3 Credits | SWO-461

Advanced Group Work with Diverse, Vulnerable, and Resilient Populations

Elective | Focus Areas: Adult Mental Health, Addictions
3 Credits | SWO-462

Family Approaches

Elective | Focus Areas: Children and Families
3 Credits | SWO-425

Evidence-Based Practice

Elective | Focus Areas: Addictions, Clinical Practice and Therapy Models
3 Credits | SWO-472

Narrative Approaches to Social Work Practice

Elective | Focus Areas: Clinical Practice and Therapy Models
3 Credits | SWO-475

Social Work Practice in Health Care

Elective | Focus Areas: Health and Aging Practice
3 Credits | SWO-478

Cognitive Behavioral Approaches and Treatment

Elective | Focus Areas: Clinical Practice and Therapy Models
3 Credits | SWO-483

Child and Adolescent Trauma

Elective | Focus Areas: Child Welfare, Trauma and Interpersonal Violence
3 Credits | SWO-528A

Elective | Focus Areas: Children and Families, Adult Mental Health, Trauma and Interpersonal Violence, Addictions
3 Credits | SWO-528B

Specialized Course
3 Credits | SWO-569

Perspectives on Severe Mental Illness

Elective | Focus Areas: Adult Mental Health
3 Credits | SWO-578

Attachment, Neurobiology, and Social Work Practice

Elective | Focus Areas: Child Welfare, Addictions
3 Credits | SWO-582

Essential Elements of Telebehavioral Health

Elective
3 Credits | SWO-486

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