University launches master of social work degree

Deborah Rejent
Deborah Rejent

May 21, 2013 - Quinnipiac has launched a 60-credit master of social work degree program in its College of Arts and Sciences.
"The program will prepare social workers to function as members of an inter-professional health care team, while meeting the academic requirements for licensure as a licensed clinical social worker," said Deborah Rejent, associate professor and founding director of the program.

Students will be offered a curriculum consisting of coursework and two field placement experiences for a total of 1,000 hours.

The advanced and autonomous practitioner must utilize knowledge and skills in evidence-based practice models for clients in need of counseling, crisis intervention, discharge planning and case management, as well as helping clients gain access to social welfare and community programs and resources, Rejent said.

"The MSW program outcomes are consistent with the university mission to educate students with a high degree of professionalism, and to produce lifelong learners who can, upon graduation, become leaders in their professions and the communities where they live and act as informed citizens," Rejent said.