The curriculum of the Social Work program of The University of Maine is designed to enable our graduates to undertake diverse and complex social problems and apply multi-level assessment, intervention, and evaluation strategies to the problems of persons in their environment. For example, students who work with older adults should be able to assess the differential psychosocial needs of physically healthy and frail elders, utilize diverse strategies to engage and support family caregivers, and communicate and advocate effectively with legislators, other healthcare practitioners, and community agencies for improved services for elders.
In another example, graduates employed in community mental health agencies as clinical social workers need to have advanced skills in evidence-based mental health practice models and approaches for effective work with individuals, families, and small groups as well as understand how changes in healthcare policy impact clients’ access to mental health services, and be able to advocate for repeal of regressive policies with legislators and other key stakeholders.
Our advanced generalist curriculum is designed to prepare University of Maine MSW students to meet the complex needs of our rural state with the knowledge, values, and skills necessary to address interdependent “personal troubles and public issues” concurrently. The curriculum consists of foundation and specialized year courses, field practicum, and electives.
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- Social Welfare Policy and Issues for Generalist Practitioners
- Human Behavior and The Social Environment
- Practice in Generalist Social Work
- Group Strategies in Health/Mental Health Settings
- Advanced Topics in Social Work
- Issues in Social Welfare Policy for Advanced Generalist Practitioners
- 24 months
- 48 months
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DisciplinesSocial Work View 341 other Masters in Social Work in United States
- An earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
- A minimum cumulative grade point average of B or better (3.0 on a 4-point scale) on undergraduate or graduate course work
- An undergraduate record that reflects a liberal arts perspective as demonstrated by the successful completion of a minimum of at least four courses in the social and behavioral sciences
- A grade of “C” or better in an introductory statistics or research methods course in any undergraduate department or a plan to complete this prerequisite within the first semester of graduate study
- Evidence of critical thinking skills and the ability to communicate effectively in writing, as reflected in the application documents
- Evidence that the applicant possesses the personal qualities and aptitudes essential for the social work profession
- The applicant must possess a capacity to develop positive interpersonal relationships
- Experience in social welfare or human services
International1503 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 1503 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
National1503 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 1503 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
In-State461 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 461 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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