The MSW at King's is a Direct Practice (non-thesis) program designed to develop and enhance the knowledge and practice skills of social work professionals.
MSW Program Objectives:
- Educate social workers for advanced direct practice roles with individuals, families and groups.
- Develop social work administrative supervisory competence.
- Consolidate community based responses to social need influenced by social planning and social policy knowledge.
- Enhance research based competency in a direct practice context.
Graduates should have the ability to:
- Explain the unique social work perspective on helping others.
- Practice ethically.
- Effectively communicate their ideas both verbally and in writing.
- Assess situations and individuals effectively.
- Develop and implement effective interventions.
- Explain the theoretical foundations of their work.
- Critically evaluate claims to knowledge and truth.
- Confidently engage in discussion and practice with other allied professionals.
- Develop an advanced understanding of and ability to apply one or more models of social work practice.
- Situate their intervention within a "person-in-environment" framework
- Conduct research that examines the efficacy of social work practice at the case and program level.
- Utilize a supervisory relationship to further develop social work skills.
- Advocate effectively at the individual case and social policy level
- Critically examine the policies and practices of their agencies and workplaces
- Take leadership in the field and promote the values and ethics of the profession
- Participate in the training and education of future social work students.