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Individualized Area of Emphasis

Students have the option to identify and develop an Individualized Area of Emphasis (IAE) which allows them to gain depth of knowledge and skills in a self-selected area of Social Work practice, including but not limited to: healthcare, social policy, older adults, domestic violence, corrections, behavioral health, etc.  This emphasis is accomplished through coursework, electives, and specialized field placements.

Individualized Area of Emphasis Requirements

Students self-select and identify elective credits and field practicum related to their area.
Core Courses

Complete all:

  • SOC WORK 720: Diversity, Social Justice, and Advocacy
  • SOC WORK 721: Multi-Level Family Systems
  • SOC WORK 728: Advanced Policy: Leadership, Advocacy and Practice
  • SOC WORK 731: Research for MSW Practice
Electives

Complete six credits of electives related to IAE. See graduate catalog for full listing.

Students may alternately develop an independent study related to IAE or consider a graduate-level elective from another discipline that meets IAE interests

Graduate Catalog
Field Practicum

Two days per week in two consecutive semesters: Setting related to IAE

  • SOC WORK 716: Field III
  • SOC WORK 717: Seminar III
  • SOC WORK 718: Field IV
  • SOC WORK 719: Capstone Seminar
Pa Kou Yang, MSW graduate

Flexible & Supportive

“As a graduate student working multiple jobs with a personal life to maintain, I needed a program that was going to be supportive, while providing me the knowledge and experiences I needed to excel. I found the program at UW-Green Bay entailed all of this.”

Pa Kou Yang
MSW Graduate, 2021