All MSW classes are taught online and are fifteen weeks long.
Classes meet weekly in real-time using Adobe Connect to provide maximum support and instruction to students. Students participate in a dynamic learning community and develop professional relationships that endure even after graduation.
Visiting the physical camps in Owensboro, Kentucky is not required, but is encouraged.
The advanced year of the program will teach Advanced Generalist Practice skills. As an online program, students are served from all over the country. The needs of students’ communities are diverse, and students will need the skills to practice in a variety of contexts. Advanced Generalist Practice is distinguished from Generalist Practice in that it involves more sophisticated generalist skills, as well as the ability to engage in clinical social work. Advanced Generalist social workers are able to address complex problems in multi-system settings. They synthesize the aspects of unique, and sometimes ambiguous, multifaceted situations, which are often laden with value conflicts. They conceptualize the broader implications of current practice situations and engage in related advocacy. They use evidence-based practice interventions and creativity to solve problems. When empirical evidence is absent, they engage in scientific inquiry to advance knowledge building in the profession. They take leadership roles, both within their work environments and on behalf of the profession. (Lavitt, 2009)