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MSW Program Handbook Index

ADMINISTRATION........................................................................................................1

  • Norman Campus Information.................................................................................1
  • Tulsa Campus Information.....................................................................................2

MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK PROGRAM........................................................................3

  • Background of the MSW Program..........................................................................3
  • Mission and Goals..................................................................................................3
  • Description of Programs and Program Options......................................................4

GRADUATE ADMISSIONS POLICY..............................................................................4

  • Graduate Student Admission Requirements..........................................................4
  • Advanced Standing Graduate Student Admission Requirements...........................5
  • Dual Degree Graduate Student Admission Requirements......................................5
  • Transfer Graduate Student Admission Requirements.............................................5
  • International Graduate Student Admission Requirements......................................5
  • English Proficiency Requirements...........................................................................6
  • Additional Admissions Information..........................................................................6
  • Application Process.................................................................................................7
  • Graduate Program Admission Timeline....................................................................7
  • Ranking of Candidates............................................................................................7
  • Conditional Admissions Policy- Traditional Program Standing..................................8
  • Conditional Admissions Policy- Advanced Standing Program...................................8

MSW CURRICULUM.......................................................................................................11

  • Communication from the School of Social Work.......................................................21
  • Comprehensive Exam..............................................................................................21
  • ACP Comprehensive Exam......................................................................................21
  • DP Comprehensive Exam........................................................................................21
  • GPA and the Comprehensive Exam.........................................................................22
  • Master’s Thesis Option............................................................................................22
  • Elective Courses......................................................................................................23
  • Directed/Independent Readings..............................................................................23

DUAL DEGREE AND RELATED PROGRAMS....................................................................23

  • MSW/MPH Dual Degree...........................................................................................23
  • Generic Dual Degrees..............................................................................................24

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMS.......................................................................24

  • Child Welfare Professional Enhancement Program..................................................24
  • Interdisciplinary Training Program in Child Abuse and Neglect................................24
  • Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities Program Internship..25

PERSONAL CONDUCT AND COMPORTMENT.................................................................25

  • Ethics.......................................................................................................................25
  • Criminal Offenses.....................................................................................................26
  • Safety......................................................................................................................26
  • Student Insurance...................................................................................................26
  • Academic Standards for Students............................................................................27
  • Student Rights and Responsibilities........................................................................27
  • Student Grievances.................................................................................................27

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID.........................................................................27
STUDENT RESOURCES..................................................................................................28

  • Advising..................................................................................................................28
  • University of Oklahoma - Norman Campus Student Resources...............................28
  • University of Oklahoma -Tulsa Campus Student Resources.....................................28
  • Student Organizations and Participation in Governance.........................................28

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE POLICY..........................................29

  • 1.0 Introduction to Standards.................................................................................29
  • 1.1 Department, College and University Student Conduct Policies..........................30
  • 2.0 Academic and Professional Performance Evaluation Criteria.............................30
  • 2.1 Basic Skills Necessary to Acquire Professional Skills..........................................31
  • 2.2 Emotional & Mental Abilities Necessary for Program Performance.....................31
  • 2.3 Professional Performance Skills Necessary for Professional Practice.................32
  • 2.4 Academic Performance......................................................................................34
  • 3.0 Student Performance Concerns: Level Review Policy........................................34
  • 3.1 Information Sources Used to Assess Academic and Professional Performance.35
  • 3.2 Behaviors Subject to a Level Review Leading to Program Dismissal.................35
  • 3.3 Level Review Procedures..................................................................................35

COURSE LISTING...........................................................................................................39

  • Required Foundation Courses.................................................................................39
  • Required Direct Practice Concentration Courses.....................................................40
  • Required Administration and Community Practice Concentration Courses..............40
  • Electives, Readings and Thesis Descriptions...........................................................41

FACULTY.........................................................................................................................44

  • Norman Faculty........................................................................................................44
  • Tulsa Faculty............................................................................................................45

TALENT RELEASE...........................................................................................................46
ACADEMIC STANDARDS & PROFESSIONAL POLICY AGREEMENT.............................47
INFORMATION SHARING AGREEMENT.........................................................................47