MSW Summer Bridge

MSW Summer Bridge

Students accepted as Advanced Standing into the MSW Program must complete two summer "Bridge" courses prior to joining the current cohort in entering the Advanced Year of the MSW Course of Studies. Note: Summer Advanced Standing course fees are handled through the Office of Extended Education and are higher than Fall/Spring fees (currently $510/unit).

SW 541 - Social Work Practice in Native American and Rural Communities (3 units): Within the historical context of colonization, the spirit and culture of Native American and rural communities are explored. Knowledge, values, and skills to work with and within these contexts are examined. [Prereq: MSW Program admission.]

SW 581 – Research Methods for Advanced Standing (3 units): This course is a summer bridge research course designed to help advanced standing MSW students understand and appreciate research as an analytic and interpretive approach to developing a knowledge base for social work practice. Students are expected to carry out an IRB, previously pre-approved research project. Students develop skills to conduct research, gather data, analyze data, present findings, and write research reports. Students will continue to develop research evaluation skills. [Prereq: admission into the Advanced Standing MSW Program.]