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• Familiarize yourself with your degree plan

• Explore different MSW Specialties

• Attend UTA Orientation

• Explore graduate certificate

• Complete your core SOCW courses:

• Attend InPlace Orientation

• 5301 Human Behavior

• Explore dual degrees

• 5304 Generalist Micro Practice

• 5306 Generalist Macro Practice

• Course Description List

• Meet with your advisor

• Apply for Foundation Field

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• Explore School of Social Work Student Organizations
• Meet your Graduate Student Leader and reach out to them with questions
• Apply for School of Social Work Scholarships • Explore study abroad and study away
opportunities • Use Teams to connect with classmates

• Reach out to professors who share your specialty
• Weekly preparation for supervision • Attend School of Social Work events • Begin your Foundation Placement

• Broaden your horizons by taking SOCW 5392
• Join a social work organization related to your specialty
• Reach out to professors in your chosen specialty
• Complete your foundation placement

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• Meet with the Writing Center to get feedback and help with your papers
• Make a self-care plan and stick with it • Maintain a 3.0 GPA

• Take on a leadership role in a student organization such as African American Social Workers Student Alliance
• Consider becoming a GSL • Attend the Career Fair to explore post-
graduation career opportunities • Aim for acceptance into the Phi Alpha Social
Work Honor Society

• Consider the CPS stipends • Update your resume using the School of
Social Work Career Corner and Career Development Center • Join professional social work organizations such as NASW • Consider the Thesis option

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CAREER DEVELOPMENT
• Internships • Interviews • MavMentors
GLOBAL EXCHANGE
• Global Grounds • Global Mavericks Program • International Week • Language Exchange Program • Study Abroad
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
• Graduate Student Leadership Program • Leadership Institute • Student Governance • Student Organizations
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
• Alternative Break Trips • Service Learning Courses • Service Learning Showcase • UTA Volunteers
GRADUATE RESEARCH
• Apply classroom knowledge outside the classroom
• Challenge yourself • Complete a Master’s Thesis • Set yourself apart from your peers

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WHAT IS IT?

WHAT ARE SOME COURSES I WOULD TAKE?

WHAT ARE TYPICAL JOB TITLES?

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• Manager

In Community and Administrative Practice (CAP) you will learn ways to evaluate and lead programs to create more

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efficient and effective operations. Through identifying

Advanced Community Practice

• Program Evaluator

problems on a macro level, you will engage in how to

Find more information on Community

• Program Coordinator

create and change policy to address struggles.

Administrative Practice here

• Executive Director

WHAT ARE MY FIELD AND EMPLOYMENT SETTINGS?
• Non-Profit Organizations • Federal and State Agencies • Congressional Offices • Foundations • For-Profit Organizations

COMMUNITY ADMINISTRATIVE
PRACTICE

AGING

Do you enjoy tending to the unique needs of older adults and their caregivers? Here you will have the opportunity to work at the micro and macro level to develop and implement effective interventions, programs, and policies. Through partnering with practitioners and community agencies, you will learn to improve the lives of older adults through evaluation, assessment and intervention.

5318 Death and Dying 5334 Family Caregiving and Aging
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• Hospice Social Worker • Adult Protective Services Investigator • Ombudsman • Program Advocate • Care Manager • Medical/Health Service Manager

• Skilled Nursing Facilities • Assisted Living Facilities • Retirement Communities • Adult Protective Services • Hospice

HEALTH

Do you enjoy advocating for patients in a health setting? Here you will gain the information, skills, and expertise needed to do so. You will focus on working with clients and families facing acute, chronic and terminal conditions. Throughout the program you will learn how to help patients understand illness and various treatment options, intervene in crisis situations, and serve as patient advocates at the individual and community level.

5314 Intimate Partner Violence 5344 Health Insurance and Access to Care
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• Medical Social Worker • Discharge Planner • Patient Advocate • Health Educator • Patient Navigator • Crisis Counselor

• Hospitals • Fitness Facilities • Health Care Clinics • Crisis Hotline • Family Violence Shelter

MENTAL HEALTH & SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Do you enjoy focusing on assessment and intervention with acute and chronic mental health problems and substance abuse disorders? Here you will be trained to diagnose, treat, collaborate
on recovery, and advocate for social justice for persons
across the life span who have mental and substance abuse
disorders, as well as to deliver services and support policies
to prevent such disorders.

5356 Cognitive Behavioral Intervention 5354 Treatment of Addictive Behaviors
Find more information on Mental Health and Substance Abuse here

• Therapist • Clinical Social Worker • Addictions Counselor • Treatment Coordinator • Psychiatric Social Worker • Behavioral Health Coach

• Private Practice • Rehabilitation Clinics (Inpatient and
Outpatient Rehabilitation) • Mental Health Clinics • Non-Profit Organizations • Military Base

CHILDREN AND
FAMILIES

Do you enjoy working with children and their families? Here you will learn information, skills, and expertise relevant
to social work practice with this population. Through
concentrating on adjustment issues in the family, you will be
prepared for intervention in a variety of settings.

5370 Social Work in the Schools 5367 Treating Parent and Child Relationships
Find more information on Children and Families here

• School Social Worker • Child Advocate • Family Finding Specialist • Child Protective Services Investigator • Child Welfare Specialist • Family Intervention Specialist

• Private Practice • Child Protective Services • Non-Profit Organizations • Child Advocacy Centers • Adoption Organizations

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What if I want to do CAP activities with one of the other specialties?
Choose from the following 4 Certificate Options! 1. Organizational Leadership 2. Community Leadership 3. Administrative Leadership 4. Policy Leadership
How do I continue to grow my skills?
• Continuing Education • Certifications (e.g., EMDR) • Webinars • Professional Conferences
Texas Licensure Titles and Information
LMSW: Licensed Master Social Worker LCSW: Licensed Clinical Social Worker LCDC: Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor
Licensure information for Texas Licensure information for other states
Dual Degrees
Students in social work may participate in one of ten dual degree programs whereby they can earn a Master of Social Work and a second master’s degree in another.
Find more information here
Are there other ways to specialize my MSW besides dual degrees?
Yes! UTA offers a wide variety of graduate certificates that can be added to your degree plan.
Find a list of choices here
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