Dual Degree Programs

Master of Public Administration/Master of Social Work

81 semester hours

This program is designed for those who wish to combine the development of administrative and managerial expertise with knowledge, skills, and values of the social work profession. The joint focus on public interest, policy, and management prepares students for a range of professional options and opportunities. Participation in the dual degree program permits a student to earn the Master of Public Administration degree and the M.S.W. degree in a manner that expedites the time required by crediting work undertaken for one degree to the requirements of the other.

Interested students must make application for admission to both programs.

Social Work Classroom Credits - 39

MSW Classroom Credits (36 semester hours)

  • SW 501 Practice I: Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families
  • SW 502 Practice II: Social Work Practice with Groups
  • SW 503 Practice III: Social Work Practice with Communities and Organizations
  • SW 504 Practice IV: Advanced Social Work Practice with Individuals and Organizations
  • SW 505 Practice V: Administration in Social Work
  • SW 506 Practice VI: Culminating Integrative Seminar
  • SW 601 Human Behavior I
  • SW 621 Social Work Perspectives on Psychopathology
  • SW 701 Research I
  • SW 702 Research II
  • SW 801 Social Justice, Welfare Policy and Professional Legacy
  • SW 802 Social Policy Advocacy
  • SW 971 Ethical Issues in Social Work Practice

Social Work Practicum (12 semester hours)

  • SW 591 Field Education I: Foundation Field
  • SW 592 Field Education II: Foundation Field
  • SW 595 Field Education III: Advanced Practice
  • SW 596 Field Education IV: Advanced Practice

M.P.A. Classroom Credits

  • PUB 501 Dimensions of Public Administration
  • PUB 502 Problem-Solving Methods for Modern Management
  • PUB 505 Financial Management in Public and Nonprofit Organizations
  • PUB 513 Strategic Planning
  • PUB 519 Administrative Law
  • PUB 555 Professional Contribution

MPA General Electives (15 semester hours)

  • PUB 508 Human Resources Administration and Personnel Systems
  • PUB 510 Organizational Communication
  • PUB 511 Ethics in Management
  • PUB 512 The Grantsmanship Process
  • PUB 522 State and Local Administration
  • PUB 523 Public Sector and Labor Relations
  • PUB 552 Computer Application of Social Science Data
  • PUB 579 Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector
  • PUB 581 Issues of Governance in Nonprofit Organizations
  • PUB 582 Fundraising in Nonprofit Organizations
  • PUB 583 Strategic Marketing
  • PUB 585 Program Assessment and Evaluation
  • PUB 598 Special Topics (Intensive short courses, variable credit)*

*A maximum of 9 hours of pass credit can be applied to M.P.A. degree requirements. Any courses within the Master of Health Services Administration degree may be used for general electives upon consultation and approval by the Program Director.

Master of Health Services Administration/Master of Social Work

A management career in Health Services Administration and Social Work allows students to gain proficiency in management skills and can improve the delivery of health services in a community. This proficiency contributes to highly successful health care delivery committed to quality. In turn, the consumers benefit from effective and efficient health care services.

The MHSA/MSW provides graduate education in health care administration for persons seeking careers in the management and administration of health care facilities/organizations and other healthcare settings. This dual degree also provides opportunities for individuals in health services to seek career improvement and development with a framework for decision-making in the constantly changing health care environment. At the same time the degree provides a background of operational resources for managers in the field. This program will enhance the administrative training of students concerned with the provision of healthcare and the current healthcare reform. Students' needs and goals are met, bringing the application of management skills from a theoretical model. This dual degree will be a step in meeting the needs of those professionals currently practicing and also will prepare the health service administrators of tomorrow.

Interested students must make application for admission to both programs.

Social Work Classroom Credits - 39

MSW Classroom Credits (36 semester hours)

  • SW 501 Practice I: Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families
  • SW 502 Practice II: Social Work Practice with Groups
  • SW 503 Practice III: Social Work Practice with Communities and Organizations
  • SW 504 Practice IV: Advanced Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families
  • SW 505 Practice V: Administration in Social Work
  • SW 506 Practice VI: Culminating Integrative Seminar
  • SW 601 Human Behavior I
  • SW 701 Research I
  • SW 702 Research II
  • SW 801 Social Justice, Welfare Policy and Professional Legacy
  • SW 802 Social Policy Advocacy
  • SW 971 Ethical Issues in Social Work Practice

Social Work Practicum (12 semester hours)

  • SW 591 Field Education I: Foundation Field
  • SW 592 Field Education II: Foundation Field
  • SW 595 Field Education III: Advanced Practice
  • SW 596 Field Education IV: Advanced Practice

MHSA Classroom Credits (18 semester hours)

  • HSA 507 Organizational Dynamics
  • HSA 520 Introduction to Health Services Administration
  • HSA 532 Legal Aspects of Clinical and Health Care Organizations
  • HSA 537 Managerial Decision-Making in Health Care Organizations
  • HSA 538 Institutional Budgeting and Planning
  • HSA 555 Professional Contribution/Research Design
  • HSA 596 Internship OR
    HSA 597 Management Project

MHSA General Electives (12 semester hours)

  • GER 525 Aging Changes and Health Problems
  • HSA 510/SW 941 Concepts and Issues in Gerontology
  • HSA 511 Ethics in Management
  • HSA 524 Health Care Systems Analysis
  • HSA 525 Health Care Economics
  • HSA 527 Gerontological Services Administration
  • HSA 528 Administration of Long-Term Care
  • HSA 529 Planning Health Care Services for the Elderly
  • HSA 539 Overview of Managed Care
  • HSA 580 Epidemiology/Environmental Health
  • HSA 583 Marketing and Strategic Planning

Master's in Gerontology/Master of Social Work

A Master's Degree in Gerontology and Social Work will offer students an opportunity to be better prepared for a career in health care fields related to the elderly. It will offer health care professionals the knowledge and ability to make continual changes and improvements in how the elderly are cared for. Health care providers and administrators with gerontology backgrounds will be very valuable in the changing market place.

The dual degree program is designed for those who wish to combine the development of administrative and managerial expertise in defined service areas with the knowledge, skills, and values of the social work profession. The joint focus prepares students for a range of professional options and opportunities. Participation in a dual degree program permits the students to earn the M.S.W. degree with the M.S. Gerontology in a manner that expedites the time required, by crediting work earned for one degree to the requirements of the other.

Interested students must make application for admission to both programs.

Social Work Classroom Credits - 39

MSW Classroom Credits (36 semester hours)

  • SW 501 Practice I: Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families
  • SW 502 Practice II: Social Work Practice with Groups
  • SW 503 Practice III: Social Work Practice with Communities and Organizations
  • SW 504 Practice IV: Advanced Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families
  • SW 505 Practice V: Administration in Social Work
  • SW 506 Practice VI: Culminating Integrative Seminar
  • SW 601 Human Behavior I
  • SW 621 Social Work Perspectives on Psychopathology
  • SW 701 Research I
  • SW 702 Research II
  • SW 801 Social Justice, Welfare Policy and Professional Legacy
  • SW 802 Social Policy Advocacy
  • SW 971 Ethical Issues in Social Work Practice

Social Work Practicum (12 semester hours)

  • SW 591 Field Education I: Foundation Field
  • SW 592 Field Education II: Foundation Field
  • SW 595 Field Education III: Advanced Practice
  • SW 596 Field Education IV: Advanced Practice

MS Gerontology Classroom Credits (30 semester hours)

  • GER 510 Concepts and Issues in Gerontology
  • GER 511 Ethics in Management
  • GER 520/PSY 540 Psychological Perspectives on Aging
  • GER 525 Aging Changes and Health
  • GER 527 Gerontological Services Administration
  • GER 528 Administration of Long-Term Care
  • GER 529 Planning Health Care Services for the Elderly
  • GER 555 Professional Contribution
  • HSA 520 Introduction to Health Services Administration
  • HSA 537 Managerial Decision-Making in Health Care Organizations
  • HSA 538 Institutional Budgeting and Planning

AGHE, the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, was consulted for curriculum guidelines and standards. Marywood's former Certificate in Gerontology received an AGHE Program of Merit accreditation, making it the only school in the Northeast to offer such a program.

The Research Theory course, Internship, and Professional Contribution must focus on gerontology research and practice. The program director must approve and mentor these activities. The internship should be within an organization and/or facility which includes experiences with both well-functioning older persons and those with disabilities/diseases common to the aging process.

For the internship, learning objectives must be submitted initially, followed by a conference among student, program director, and external preceptor. Once all learning objectives are clarified and reviewed, the student may register for the experience.

For degree requirements, the Professional Contribution requires a written proposal submitted to the Program Director for approval, followed by a conference prior to registration. Each student participates in the Practitioners Seminar to integrate/apply knowledge and practice. Please refer to Internship Guidelines and Professional Contribution, which are available in the School of Social Work and Administrative Studies.

 

M.S.W./ M.A. in Pastoral Counseling and M.S.W./ Master of Divinity

Dual degree programs have been established with Moravian Theological Seminary. Students must apply to each school separately and be accepted by each. Several courses taken in each program are credited to the degree requirements in the other, allowing persons to earn either pair of degrees jointly with fewer credits than if taken separately.