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Macro Practice Concentration

With a focus on program management and organizational leadership, this concentration covers the knowledge, values and skills related to making large system changes. Students who are accepted into the Macro Practice Concentration will apply knowledge through macro practice field experience. With macro practice social worker experience, career options include:

  • Agency directors
  • Grant writers
  • Legislative advocates or elected officials
  • Program designers and developers
  • Social entrepreneurs
  • Community leaders

After graduation, you can complete additional state requirements to earn your Licensed Social Worker (LSW).


Full Time Plan

Download an Advanced Standing Macro Advising Snapshot. The Advising Snapshots demonstrate the required sequence of coursework and any deviation from the plans must be approved by the Office of Social Work Student Services.

FALL - Year 2
SPRING - Year 2
 SWKM 6003 Program Need, Design & Development (3)  SWKM 6206 Program Management & Org. Leadership (3)
 SWKM 6256 Legal Issues in Social Work (1)  SWKM 6205 Social Entrepreneurship and Social Justice (3)
 SWKM 6150 Field Experience III (5) ‡  SWKM 6250 Field Experience IV (5) ‡
 SWKM Elective (3)  SWKM 6207 International Social Work (1)
 SWKM Elective (3)  SWKM 6050 Advanced Policy and Programming (3)
 TOTAL: 15 credits   TOTAL: 15 credits 

 

Note: Concentration Field Placement consists of 20 hours/week at an agency.  

‡ Linked courses, student must enroll in the same section for both fall and spring semesters


SWKM 6505 Family Violence in Social Work (3)

SWKM 6510 Health and Health Care (3)

SWKM 6515 Exploring Diversity (3)

SWKM 6525 Crisis Intervention, Trauma, and Disaster Response (3)


Part Time Plan

Download an Advanced Standing Macro Advising Snapshot. The Advising Snapshots demonstrate the required sequence of coursework and any deviation from the plans must be approved by the Office of Social Work Student Services.

FALL - Year 1
SPRING - Year 1
 SWKM 6256 Legal Issues in Social Work (1)  SWKM 6205 Social Entrepreneurship and Social Justice (3)
 SWKM Elective (3)  SWKM 6207 International Social Work (1)
 SWKM Elective (3)  SWKM 6050 Advanced Policy and Programming (3)
 TOTAL: 7 credits   TOTAL: 7 credits 
FALL - Year 2
SPRING - Year 2
 SWKM 6003 Program Need, Design & Development (3)  SWKM 6206 Program Management & Org. Leadership (3)
 SWKM 6150 Field Experience III (5) ‡  SWKM 6250 Field Experience IV (5) ‡
 TOTAL: 8 credits   TOTAL: 8 credits 

 

Note: Concentration Field Placement consists of 20 hours/week at an agency. 

‡ Linked courses, student must enroll in the same section for both fall and spring semesters


SWKM 6505 Family Violence in Social Work (3)

SWKM 6510 Health and Health Care (3)

SWKM 6515 Exploring Diversity (3)

SWKM 6525 Crisis Intervention, Trauma, and Disaster Response (3)

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Metropolitan State University of Denver
Department of Social Work
PO Box 173362 CB 70
Denver, CO 80217-3362