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Curriculum – Regional Sites MSW Programs

Master of Social Work (MSW) Advanced Curriculum

The advanced curriculum (37 credits) addresses advanced professional direct practice with individuals and families. Interventions facilitate and enhance the quality of life for individuals and families in social systems of various sizes. Independent inquiry, commitment to promoting social and economic justice and equality, and commitment to individual and family well-being are emphasized.

The MSW curriculum includes the following elements:

  • Skills in communication, reasoning, analysis, critical thinking and inquiry, and scientific method.
  • Social work knowledge, values, and skills essential for making sound, ethical, and autonomous professional decisions.
  • Exploration of the many dimensions of human diversity, cultural heritage; histories of social, economic, and racial oppression and their implications for social work practice.
  • Specialized training in advanced direct practice with individuals and families.
  • Specialized training in macro practice with groups, communities, organizations and policy.

Course Schedules for Regional Sites

Courses in the Coeur d’Alene and Twin Falls MSW Programs are taught primarily in the evenings during 3-hour blocks. While some courses are taught fully online, others use a hybrid model with face-to-face sessions complemented by online work. Some courses are taught on a series of five(5) Friday evenings and Saturdays.

Want to learn more?

We are happy to provide more information and answer your questions about the Master of Social Work program offered at regional sites around Idaho.

Twin Falls, IdahoCoeur d’Alene, Idaho
Donna Hatch, LCSW, Ph.D.
Boise State University School of Social Work,
College of Southern Idaho Campus
Hepworth Building
315 Falls Avenue, P.O. Box 1238
Twin Falls, ID 83303-1238
Phone: (208) 933-2361
DonnaHatch@BoiseState.Edu
Sonja Enger, MSW, LCSW
Boise State University School of Social Work,
1031 N. Academic Way
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
Phone: (208) 769-4287
Fax: (208) 666-6712
SonjaEnger@BoiseState.Edu