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.