MSW-MSEM Dual Degree
Master of Social Work & Master of Science in Emergency Management
This joint program allows students in the MSW and MSEM programs to pursue a joint graduate degree. Students will need to apply and be admitted to both programs in order to pursue this joint degree. It is not required that the student be admitted to both programs at the same time.
Benefits of the joint program:
- Social work offers research informed practice interventions in relation to emergency management and response, specifically in the fields of mental health and trauma
- Social work research in emergency management include findings on: traumatic stress, disaster volunteers, vulnerable populations, organizations and interorganizational networks, environmental disasters, cross-cultural and interactional issues in disasters, and improved measurement and theory.
- Emerging trends in social work point to this need as a result of the impact of traumatic events such as 9-11 and Katrina.
- Minimizing of secondary trauma many individuals experience following a disaster
- If you are interested in applying to the joint MSW/MSEM Program, you must complete two applications; however, only one application fee will be required.
- In addition, you may use the same letters of reference.
- Please be sure to check each program's application deadline since they do vary.
- For additional information and specific questions please contact the program coordinators:
Dr. Sepideh Yalda (MSEM program/CDRE) or Dr. Karen Rice (MSW program)
Year 1 (Foundation Curriculum)
|SWK/SOWK 501: Principles & Philosophies of Social Work||SWK/SOWK 505: Social Work Practice with Diverse Populations||SWK/SOWK 511: Human Behavior in the Social Environment II|
|SWK/SOWK 510: Human Behavior in the Social Environment I||SWK/SOWK 525: Research Methods||SWK/SOWK 515: Social Welfare Policy|
|SWK/SOWK 520: Micro/Mezzo Social Work Policy||SWK/SOWK 521: Macro Social Work Practice|
|SWK/SOWK 530: Field Practicum I||I SWK/SOWK 531: Field Practicum II|
Year 2 (Dual Degree Completion)
|SWK/SOWK 610: Advanced Human Behavior in the Social Environment||EMGT 601: Principles & Practices of Emergency Management||EMGT 616: Terrorism, Weapons of Mass Destruction & Homeland Security|
|SOWK Elective (607 or other)||SWK/SOWK 625: Advanced Research Methods||SWK/SOWK 615: Advanced Social Welfare Policy|
|SWK/SOWK 601: Integrative Seminar (Advanced Standing Only)||EMGT 603: Technical & Professional Writing for Emergency Management||EMGT 617: Emergency Management Issues in Communication & Mass Media (offered even years only)|
|SOWK Elective or EMGT 607: Emergency Mental Health & Trauma|
Year 3 (Dual Degree Completion)
|EMGT 618 Humanitarian Responses to International Disasters||EMGT 605: Social Dimensions of Disaster||EMGT 619: Emergency Management Planning|
|EMGT 614: Natural Hazards Primer (also offered in Winter Session)||SOWK 620: Advanced Micro/Mezzo Social Work Practice||SOWK 621: Advanced Macro Social Practice|
|SOWK 630: Advanced Field Practicum I||SOWK 631: Advanced Field Practicum II|