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Social Work Master of Social Work (MSW)


Colorado State University teaches a nationally-recognized advanced generalist curriculum which consists of foundation courses that follow the core areas of:

  • Social work practice
  • Human behavior and the social environment
  • Social welfare policy and services
  • Social science research

The foundation courses also feature a field placement in a human service agency, and coursework on social work values and ethics, populations at risk, diversity, and social and economic justice.

Concentration courses build on the foundation courses to include advanced content on:

  • Individual practice
  • Group and family practice
  • Community practice
  • Organizational practice
  • Social welfare policy
  • Organizational research

The concentration courses also include a field placement, which will be secured for you in the community in which you reside.


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