Leadership and Social Change (iMSW Online Program)

The Leadership and Social Change concentration prepares social work professionals to advance their careers by enhancing their competencies in the human services management, grant writing, policy advocacy, and other areas of macro practice.

Advanced Standing Program

The Leadership and Social Change Advanced Standing program is a total of 44 credit hours of advanced coursework, which includes a one semester internship.  LSC students are able to take all required courses online.

The following table shows a model program for the LSC iMSW Advanced Standing program.

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iMSW LSC Advanced Standing

SEMESTER 1
Spring
Online
1 class – Elective (SOCW 436)
1 class- Human Behavior in the Social Environment (SOCW 552)
SEMESTER 2
Summer
Online
1 class – Elective (SOCW 526)
SEMESTER 3
Fall
Online
1 class - Advanced Research (SOCW 542)
1 class– Advanced Policy (SOCW 589)
SEMESTER 4
Spring
Advanced Coursework
1 class – Advanced Methods (SOCW 521)
1 class - Advanced Methods (520)
1 class - Advanced Human Behavior in the Social Environment (SOCW 554)
SEMESTER 5
Summer or Fall
Field Education/Internship:
Summer or Fall - Field I ( SOCW 531)

Traditional Program

The Leadership and Social Change Traditional program is a total of 72 credit hours.  This program incorporates the foundation coursework and a two semester internship for those without a Bachelor of Social Work degree from a Council on Social Work Education accredited program.

The following table shows a model program for the LSC iMSW Traditional program.

iMSW LSC Traditional

SEMESTER 1
Summer
Online/Blended Phase:
Foundation Coursework

1 class - Human Behavior in the Social Environment (SOCW 451)
1 class - Policy (SOCW 410)
SEMESTER 2
Fall
Online/Blended Phase:
Foundation Coursework

1 class - Research (SOCW 427)
1 class - Practice Methods (SOCW 400)
SEMESTER 3
Spring
Online
1 class - Elective (SOCW 436)
1 class - Human Behavior in the Social Environment (SOCW 552)
SEMESTER 4
Summer
Online
1 class - Elective (SOCW 526)
SEMESTER 5
Fall
Online
1 class - Advanced Research (SOCW 542)
1 class - Advanced Policy (SOCW 589)
SEMESTER 6
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Advanced Coursework
1 class - Advanced Methods (SOCW 521)
1 class - Advanced Methods (SOCW 520)
1 class - Advanced Human Behavior in the Social Environment (SOCW 554)
SEMESTER 7
Summer or Fall
Field Education/Internship
Summer or Fall - Field I (SOCW 531)
SEMESTER 8
Fall or Spring
Field Education/Internship
Fall or Spring - FIELD II (SOCW 532)