College of Arts and Sciences
Office of Graduate Admissions
5151 Park Ave
Fairfield, CT 06825
Master of Social Work (MSW)
The Master of Social Work (MSW) will prepare students for both generalist and specialized practice with client systems across varying contexts and problems. The program is guided by the social work ethical principles of service, respect for human dignity, social and economic justice, and to address the needs of vulnerable and diverse populations. Grounded in the liberal arts, the program is guided by the profession’s commitment to social justice and the university’s Catholic Intellectual Tradition of academic excellence through social responsibility, service to others, and scientific inquiry.
The Sacred Heart University program boasts a unique integration of micro-, mezzo-, and macro-level practice. The program teaches students integrated specialized skills in social work practice in either direct clinical practice or direct community practice; components of both clinical and community practice are included for each specialization. Skill development includes coursework in assessment, treatment planning, interventions, practice evaluation. Students also prepare to take on leadership roles.
The supervised field practicum allows students to hone their practice skills and to work in a more specialized area. The curriculum includes courses in focused areas such as aging and gerontology, children and families, and spirituality.
Learning Objectives/Program Goals
Financial Aid: Yes
# of Credits Required: 60
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 750 USD
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Large Suburb
Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999