Master of Public Administration/Master of Social Work Dual Program

Master of Public Administration/Master of Social Work

The Public Administration Program and the School of Social Work offer a dual- degree program designed to assure the acquisition of both management and social work skills necessary for competence as a manager/administrator in the social work field. Today, social workers must be knowledgeable in managerial and administrative problems, processes, practices, and responsibilities in their role as middle managers, administrators, department heads, and in other similar capacities. The M.P.A. curriculum follows National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration guidelines and the M.S.W. program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Upon successful completion of the M.P.A./M.S.W., a graduate will be qualified to accept a middle management position such as social work director or administrator in a community program.

Admission to the M.P.A./M.S.W. program is selective. Prerequisites and admission processes adhere to all guidelines and policies of the College of Health and Human Services, the College of Professional Studies, the Public Administration Program, and the School of Social Work.

A Capstone is required as an application of the theoretical base to a practical situation. The guidelines for the Master of Social Work and Master of Public Administration will be followed.

81 semester hours (combination of 51 Social Work and 30 Public Administration semester hours)

This program is designed for those who wish to combine the development of administrative and managerial expertise with knowledge, skills, and values of the social work profession. The joint focus on public interest, policy, and management prepares students for a range of professional options and opportunities. Participation in the dual-degree program permits a student to earn the Master of Public Administration degree and the M.S.W. degree in a manner that expedites the time required by crediting work undertaken for one degree to the requirements of the other.

Interested students must make application for admission to both programs.

Social Work Classroom (Credits 39)

MSW Classroom Credits (36 semester hours)

SW 501Theory and Practice of Social Work I

3

SW 502Practice II: SW Practice With Groups

3

SW 503Practice III: SW Pract. W/ Communities

3

SW 504Pract IV: Adv Scl Wrk Pract Ind/Fml

3

SW 505Pract V: Adm in SW

3

SW 506Practice VI: Culmination Integrative Se

3

SW 601Human Behavior I: Psychosocial Analysis?Of Human Behavior

3

SW 621Social Work Perspectives on Psych?Psychopathology

3

SW 701Social Work Research: Design & Meth?Methodology

3

SW 702Social Work: Resrch: Implement & Analys?And Analysis

3

SW 801Introduction to Social Welfare

3

SW 802Social Policy Advocacy

3

SW 971Ethical Issues in Social Work Practice

3

Social Work Practicum (12 semester hours)

SW 591Field Education Experience I

3

SW 592Field Education Experience II

4

SW 595Fld Ed Exp III: Advanced Prac?Client Systems Concentn

4

SW 596Fld Ed Exp IV: Advanced Practice W/?Client Systems Concentn

4

M.P.A. Core Courses (12 semester hours)

PADM 501Principles of Public Administration

3

PADM 502Public Policy Analysis

3

PADM 503Human Resource Management

3

PADM 505Public Budgeting and Finance

3

MPA Electives (15 semester hours)

PADM 506Law and Public Affairs

3

PADM 508Communication Strategic Planning and?Organizational Dynamics

3

PADM 509Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector

3

PADM 510Fndr/Grnts Wrtng Nonprft Or

3

PADM 511Program Assessment and Evaluation

3

PADM 512Issues in National Security

3

PADM 513Intro to Homeland Security

3

PADM 514Domestic and International Terrorism

3

PADM 515International Relations & Globalization

3

PADM 516American Foreign Policy

3

PADM 517Intelligence for Homeland Security

3

PADM 518Natural Disasters

3

PADM 519Crisis Mapping/Humanitarian Action

3

PADM 520Emergency Mgmt/Geographic Info Systems

3

PADM 521Negotiation, Mediation, Facilitation

3

PADM 522Info Sec, Tech, Risk Mgmt

3

MPA Capstone (3 semester hours)

PADM 600LEAD Project

3