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
SOCW 552 Human Behavior and the Social Environment II: Mental Disorders (*online)
SOCW 554 Inequalities in a Diverse Society (*online)
SEMESTER 2
Summer
SOCW 526 Managing Human Service Organizations (*online)
SOCW 436 International Social Work & Development (*online)
SEMESTER 3
Fall
SOCW 542 Program Evaluation (*online)
SOCW 589 Social Work and the Law (*online)
SEMESTER 4
Spring
SOCW 520 Social Welfare Planning (*online)
SOCW 521 Leadership and Social Change (*online)
SEMESTER 5
Summer
SOCW 531 Field Practicum and Integrative Seminar I

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
SOCW 410 Social Welfare Policy and Services (*online)
SOCW 451 Human Behavior and the Social Environment: Human Development (*online)
SEMESTER 2
Fall
SOCW 400 Generalist Social Work Practice Methods (*online)
SOCW 427 Research Methods (*online)
SEMESTER 3
Spring
SOCW 554 Inequalities in a Diverse Society (*online)
SOCW 552 Advanced Human Behavior and the Social Environment (*online)
SEMESTER 4
Summer
SOCW 436 Social Work Elective (*online)
SOCW 526 Advanced Methods Course (*online)
SEMESTER 5
Fall
SOCW 542 Advanced Research Methods (*online)
SOCW 589 Social Work and the Law (*online)
SEMESTER 6
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SOCW 520 Social Welfare Planning (*online)
SOCW 521 Leadership and Social Change (*online)
SEMESTER 7
Summer
SOCW 531 Field Practicum and Integrative Seminar I
SEMESTER 8
Fall
SOCW 532 Field Practicum and Integrative Seminar II