MSSW/Master of Arts in Pan African Studies Dual Degree Program

If you are enrolled in the MSSW/PAS dual degree program, you will need a specialized curriculum plan approved by the MSSW director - please contact the MSSW Program Advising team at msswhelp@louisville.edu for assistance.  The following is an example of a full-time 3-year plan.

The advanced practicum (672 and 673) is determined in collaboration with PAS. Kent School will work with PAS to place a student in a social work context in an agency or organization that has an impact on African Americans and the learning contract will designate the work to focus on that group.  The PAS Masters thesis replaces the foundation research course (SW 626) and the advanced research practicum courses (SW 668 and SW 669).  The Kent School will work with the PAS Chair to ensure the scope of the thesis meets the program’s plan.

First Year

Fall

SW 601 Human Behavior & the Social Environment I

SW 602 Social Welfare Institutions, Policies & Services

SW 603 Social Justice Practice OR PAS 615

Spring

SW 619 Human Behavior & the Social Environment II

SW 622 Issues in Policy and Service Delivery

PAS course approved by PAS dept.

PAS course approved by PAS dept.

Summer

No Courses

Second Year

Fall

SW 604 SW Practice 1*

SW 670 Foundation sW Practicum I*

PAS 602 Theories & Issues in PAS

PAS course approved by PAS dept.

Spring

SW 605 SW Practice II*

SW 671 Foundation SW Practicum II*

PAS course approved by PAS dept.

PAS course approved by PAS dept.

SW 641 Adv SW Practice I

PAS course approved by PAS dept. (if available)

 

Third Year

SW 640 Adv SW Practice II**

SW 672 Adv SW Practicum I**

PAS course approved by PAS dept.

PAS course approved by PAS dept.  (if no prior summer PAS was available)

SW 677 Adv SW Practice III**

SW 673 Adv SW Practicum II**

PAS 604 Thesis

Graduate with MA in PAS and MSSW in May


*SW 604 & SW 670 (Fall) and SW 605 & SW 671 (Spring) must be taken concurrently.

**SW 640 & SW 672 (Fall) and SW 677 & SW 673 (Spring) must be taken concurrently.

***Courses from Pan-African Studies must include:  Students will take 11 PAS courses approved by the PAS department (33 credits) if taking PAS 615 and 13 MSSW courses (39) credits; if taking SW 603, students will take 10 PAS courses approved by the PAS department (30 credits) and 14 MSSW courses (42 credits).

Graduate Pan-African Studies website: http://louisville.edu/panafricanstudies/graduates/master-of-arts-in-pan-african-studies.html