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MSW

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Lenore Rust

MSW Program Director
Social Work
(508) 849-3293
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Program Overview

The MSW program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). The Master of Social Work Program at Anna Maria College is an Advanced Generalist practice model grounded in the liberal arts and the person-in-environment framework. To promote human and social well-being, advanced generalist practitioners use a range of prevention and intervention methods in their practice with diverse individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities based on scientific inquiry and best practices. Advanced Generalist practitioners engage diversity in their practice and advocate for human rights and social and economic justice. They recognize, support, and build on the strengths and resiliency of all human beings. They engage in research-informed practice and are proactive in responding to the impact of context on professional practice.

The mission of the MSW program at Anna Maria College is as follows:
To prepare graduate social work students for advanced generalist practice with diverse populations. Rooted in the vision of the Sisters of Saint Anne and the professional social work tradition, the MSW program seeks to educate and train students to become skilled advocates and agents of social change who, through ethical practice, will advance the opportunities, resources, and capacities of individuals and communities both locally and globally.

The MSW program has the following degree options:

  • Full time: 62 credits completed full-time in two years, including summer courses
  • Part time: 62 credits typically completed in four years, including summer courses
  • Advanced Standing: applicants who have a BSW degree from a CSWE accredited program, may qualify for Advanced Standing Placement of 30+ credits completed full-time over three semesters (Summer, Fall, and Spring) or Part-Time in Two years

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Curriculum Map

The MSW program has the following degree options:

  • Full time: 62 credits completed full-time in two years, including summer courses
  • Part time: 62 credits typically completed in four years, including summer courses
  • Advanced Standing: applicants who have a BSW degree from a CSWE accredited program, may qualify for Advanced Standing Placement of 30+ credits completed full-time over three semesters (Summer, Fall, and Spring) or Part-Time in Two years

Please click on the Curriculum Map link below for the program you are looking for.

Click here to download the General Curriculum Map.
Click here to download the Full-Time Two Year Program Curriculum Map.
Click here to download the Full/Part-Time Four Year Program Curriculum Map.
Click here to download the Advanced Standing Curriculum Map.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Educate students to be competent (skilled) and effective (change agents) at working across service delivery systems utilizing a strengths-based approach and respecting human diversity. 
  • Prepare competent and effective students for advanced generalist social work practice for the purposes of enhancing human well-being, preventing and alleviating human suffering, and advancing socio-economic and environmental justice. 
  • Prepare students to work ethically with clients of all backgrounds regardless of ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender and culture and with client systems across the entire life span.

Student Learning Outcomes

Click here to download the 2017-2018 Student Learning Outcomes.
Click here to download the 2018-2019 Student Learning Outcomes.
Click here to download the 2019-2020 Student Learning Outcomes.
Click here to download the 2020-2021 Student Learning Outcomes.

Field Placements

Anna Maria College’s MSW curriculum is uniquely designed as students take classes while doing concurrent fieldwork. You get the chance to apply what you learn, not at the end of your program, but during your program.  Students are placed in a variety of social service agencies throughout central Massachusetts and beyond. Your field work will give you an opportunity to work with diverse populations and we will assist you in selecting an appropriate and convenient field placement. If you work at a social service agency, you may be able to complete your field work there. 

Requirement for Field Placements
All Masters of Social Work students must complete 1,070 hours of field education in total.

Generalist Year Field Practicum
First year students are required to be in field for 16 hours/week both Fall and Spring Semesters, 225 hours/semesters for a total of 450 hours for the academic year. Day and times in field can be determined by the student and placement.

Advanced Generalist and Advanced Standing Field Practicum
Advanced Year Field Practicum and Advanced Standing Placements are required to be in the field for 20-24 hours per week during the Fall and Spring Semesters for a total of 620 hours for the academic year. 

The program will prepare graduates for practice and licensure at the Masters level across the United States in accordance with ASWB standards. In Massachusetts, this licensure is classified as the Licensed Certified Social Worker(LCSW)

Credit for Life Experience

Consistent with the Council on Social Work Education’s Educational Policies and Accreditation Standards, the Master’s of Social Work Program does not grant course credit or exemptions for previous life or employment experience.

Meet Our Faculty

Sarah Baillie

Lecturer
School of Professional Studies

Jina Chang

Assistant Professor of Social Work
Academic Affairs
(508) 849-3269

James DiReda, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
School of Professional Studies
(508) 849-3744

Sarah Dodd

Assistant Professor
(508) 849-3289

Laurie Drazek

Visiting Professor
(508) 849-3270

Evangelina Gonzalez-Dufresne, MSW, LICSW

Professor of Practice & Director of BSW Field Placement
Social Work
(508) 849-3430

Denise Hildreth

Visiting Professor of Social Work
Social Work

John O'Neill

Lecturer
Health & Emergency Management

Jacob Pesarcik

Administrative Assistant, Head Men's Soccer Coach
Athletics
(508) 849-3390

Lenore Rust

MSW Program Director
Social Work
(508) 849-3293

Kelly Sullivan, MSW, LICSW

Program Director Social Work & Director of Study Abroad
Social Work
(508) 849-3227

Alisa Testa

Director of Field Education
(508) 849-3292

Mary Ann Ulevich

Lecturer
School of Professional Studies