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Master of Social Work

Department of Social Work

 

The annual chili party for the Asheville MSW programs to celebrate the end of the 2016 fall semester was held on December 2 at the home of Dr. Reath. 

  • The Asheville MSW Program celebrates the end of the 2016 fall semester
  • The Asheville MSW Program celebrates the end of the 2016 fall semester
  • The Asheville MSW Program celebrates the end of the 2016 fall semester

 

Welcome to the ETSU Asheville MSW Program!

We offer a traditional Three-Year Part-Time Program that is sixty-three credit hours and is focused on clinical practice. We also offer a Two-Year Part-Time Advanced Standing Program that is designed to specifically serve students who earned an undergraduate degree in social work.  Classes in both programs meet all day one day per week using a cohort model – one course in the morning and another in the afternoon. Students are enrolled in two courses each semester, fall, spring, and summer. Our goal is to develop a sense of community with students as they progress in the MSW program.  

An integral aspect of each student's plan of study is the clinical field experience during their second year in the program. Our field education office will work with individual students to establish a field practicum in or close to their home community.

We are excited to have a presence in western North Carolina and southern Appalachia. If you would like to meet to discuss either program option, please feel free to contact me. I look forward to speaking with you about our programming in Asheville, NC.

Thank you again your interest,
Kelly

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Kelly Reath, MSW, PhD
Asheville MSW Programming Coordinator
reathk@etsu.edu

    The ETSU Social Work Department is happy to announce the Three-Year Part-Time Traditional MSW Program will begin in Asheville the Summer Session 2017. The new Three-Year Part-Time Traditional MSW Program is designed for individuals with liberal arts degrees other than social work, and currently employed in social services. For more details, please view the program flier or contact the Director of Asheville Programming, Dr. Kelly Reath – reathk@etsu.edu

Important dates for the Asheville Cohort can be located here, and through the Important Dates link on the MSW homepage.

Other special dates of interest for all MSW students can be located here.

 Two-Year Part-Time Advanced Standing MSW Program in Asheville, NC 
Classes begin Summer 2017

 

Program Purpose
     
     The purpose of the ETSU MSW program is to prepare students for autonomous clinical practice. The goals, objectives and course content were developed to meet the following learning goals: 

1. To prepare students with the knowledge, values and skills of clinical practice;
2. To prepare students to engage in competent and responsible clinical practice within public and private agencies; and
3. To prepare students to develop and use ethical research in the advancement and enhancement of social work practice.


Admission

     Students applying to distance education cohort programs are selected using the same criteria established and used for advanced standing students on the Johnson City campus.  All students applying to Asheville MSW programming must meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum overall GPA of 2.75 with 3.0 (4.0 scale) in the last 60 hours of bachelor's degree.

  • Personal Statement  (1470 words maximum) detailing your interest in social work, including personal experiences, strengths, values and beliefs that will contribute to your competence as a social worker.

  • Resumé detailing your academic and professional experience.

  • Three references/recommendations (at least one from a previous professor/instructor or supervisor of a paid or unpaid social services agency).

  • A nonrefundable application fee of $45.00 along with an official transcript directly from every college or university where you have previously taken classes.

Students applying for admission to the Part-Time Advanced Standing program must have a BSW degree from an accredited Council on Social Work Education program subsequent to 1984.  For complete admission requirements, please visit the ETSU MSW Program webpage at: http://www.etsu.edu/cas/socialwork/msw_program/apply.php


Tuition

     Students accepted into the Asheville program will pay the equivalency of in-state tuition and fees.  For fall 2016, in-state graduate fees for 3 semester credit hours were $1,593.00.  For ETSU’s current Fee and Tuition Schedule, go to: http://www.etsu.edu/bf/bursar/tuitioninfo/calendar.php


Two-Year Part-Time Advanced Standing MSW Curriculum 

     Designed for students with a BSW degree from an accredited Council on Social Work Education program subsequent to 1984, the two-year, distance education, part-time advanced standing MSW program provides an identical education as students experience on the main ETSU campus.  The cohort remains together as one group through the plan of study (37 credit hours).  All degree requirements must be completed within a six-year period.  Classes meet on Fridays during the day: morning and afternoon. 

FIRST-YEAR CURRICULUM

Summer 2017

SOWK 5208 - Advanced Standing Bridge Course (3 credits)
SOWK 5430 - Psychopathology in Social Work Practice (3 credits)

 

Fall 2017

SOWK 5303 - Advanced Practice with Individuals (3 credits)
SOWK 5403 - Admin Practices in Human Serv Org (online, 3 credits)

Spring 2018

 

SOWK 5323 - Advanced Practice with Groups (3 credits)
SOWK 5305 - Personal Practice Eval (online, 3 credits)

 

SECOND-YEAR CURRICULUM

Summer 2018

SOWK 5313 - Advanced Practice with Families (3 credits)
SOWK 5957 - Advanced Extended Field (Seminar, 3 credits)

 

Fall 2018

SOWK 5367 - Advanced Practice Elective (3 credits)                                       Motivational Interviewing 
SOWK 5306 - Advanced Field Practicum I (Seminar, 4 credits)

Spring 2019

SOWK 5xxx - Advanced Practice Elective (3 credits)
                     Brief Treatment
SOWK 5406 - Advanced Field Practicum II (Seminar, 3 credits)

 

For more information, please contact: 
Kelly Reath, MSW, PhD
Coordinator of Asheville MSW Programming
Email: 

Two-Year Part-Time Advanced Standing MSW Program in Asheville, NC, begins Summer 2017.
Application deadline is March 1, 2017.


ETSU Master of Social Work program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.


Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who will teach the courses?

Classes in both Asheville MSW programs are taught by faculty from the ETSU MSW Program in a face-to-face and online format. On occasion, qualified adjunct faculty from the Asheville area may be used.

2. What degree do I need to have to apply for the program?

Applicants for the two-year part-time advanced standing program must have a BSW degree from an accredited Council on Social Work Education social work program subsequent to 1984. 

3. How long will it take to complete the MSW?

 By following the outlined plan of study, a student will receive the MSW degree in two.  All

 degree requirements must be completed within six years.

4. Can I continue to work while enrolled in the program?

Yes.  Classes meet during the day on Fridays.  Employment in a human services agency is encouraged.  Students need to discuss their educational plans with their employer.

5. Where and when will I attend classes?

Classes meet on Fridays (9:00 am - noon, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm).

6. Is there an internship?

Yes.  Students enrolled in the two-year part-time advanced standing program are required to complete a clinical field experience in the second year.  Additional field fees apply, and internships at a student’s workplace will be considered on an individual basis.

7. How do I apply?

Prospective students must submit the following: online application, application fee of $45, personal narrative, resume, transcript(s), and letters of recommendation.  To apply, go to: http://www.etsu.edu/cas/socialwork/msw_program/apply.php

8. When is the application deadline? 

The deadline for all application materials for both programs is March 1, 2017.

9. What are the tuition costs?

Students enrolled in ETSU MSW Programming in Asheville will be invoiced through the host university.  For fall 2016, the ETSU rate for 3 semester credit hours at the graduate level was $1,593.00  (face-to-face) and $1,698.00 (online).  For ETSU’s current Fee/Tuition schedule, go to:
http://www.etsu.edu/bf/bursar/documents/fees/2016-2017/graduate.pdf

10. Is the ETSU MSW program accredited?

   Yes, the ETSU MSW program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

 

ETSU is an AA/EEO employer. 

 

Three-Year Part-Time Traditional MSW Program in Asheville, NC
Classes begin Summer 2017

 

Program Purpose

     The purpose of the ETSU MSW program is to prepare students for autonomous clinical practice. The goals, objectives and course content were developed to meet the following learning goals:

 1. To prepare students with the knowledge, values and skills of clinical practice;
2. To prepare students to engage in competent and responsible clinical practice within public and private agencies; and
3. To prepare students to develop and use ethical research in the advancement and enhancement of social work practice.


Admission

     Students applying to distance education cohort programs are selected using the same criteria established and used for full-time traditional students on the Johnson City campus.  All students applying to Asheville MSW programming must meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum overall GPA of 2.75 with 3.0 (4.0 scale) in the last 60 hours of bachelor's degree.

  • Personal Statement  (1470 words maximum) detailing your interest in social work, including personal experiences, strengths, values and beliefs that will contribute to your competence as a social worker.

  • Resumé detailing your academic and professional experience.

  • Three references/recommendations (at least one from a previous professor/instructor or supervisor of a paid or unpaid social services agency).

  • A nonrefundable application fee of $45.00 along with an official transcript directly from every college or university where you have previously taken classes.

For complete admission requirements, please visit the ETSU MSW Program webpage at: http://www.etsu.edu/cas/socialwork/msw_program/apply.php


Tuition

     Students accepted into the Asheville program will pay the equivalency of in-state tuition and fees.  For fall 2016, in-state graduate fees for 3 semester credit hours were $1,593.00.  For ETSU’s current Fee and Tuition Schedule, go to: http://www.etsu.edu/bf/bursar/tuitioninfo/calendar.php


Three-Year Part-Time Traditional MSW Curriculum 

     Designed for students with a liberal arts undergraduate degree other than social work, the three-year, distance education, part-time traditional MSW program provides an identical education as students experience on the main ETSU campus.  The cohort remains together as one group through the plan of study (63 credit hours).  All degree requirements must be completed within a six-year period.  Classes meet on Fridays during the day: morning and afternoon.

FIRST-YEAR CURRICULUM

Summer 2017

SOWK 5102 - Human Behavior in the Social Environment I (3 credits)
SOWK 5103 - Social Work Practice I (3 credits)

Fall 2017

SOWK 5202 - Human Behavior in the Social Env II (3 credits)
SOWK 5203 - Social Work Practice II (3 credits)

Spring 2018

SOWK 5104 - Social Welfare Policy (online, 3 credits)
SOWK 5205 - Social Work Research I (3 credits)

SECOND-YEAR CURRICULUM

Summer 2018

SOWK 5101 - Multicultural Practice (3 credits)
SOWK 5403 - Psychopathology (3 credits)

Fall 2018

SOWK 5303 - Advanced Practice with Individuals (3 credits)
SOWK 5106 - Foundation Field Practicum I (4 credits)

Spring 2019

SOWK 5305 - Personal Practice Eval (online, 3 credits)
SOWK 5206 - Foundation Field Practicum II (4 credits)

THIRD-YEAR CURRICULUM

Summer 2019

SOWK 5323 - Advanced Practice with Group (3 credits)
SOWK 5xxx - Advanced Practice Elective (online, 3 credits)

Fall 2019

SOWK 5313 - Advanced Practice with Families (3 credits)
SOWK 5306 - Advanced Field Practicum I (4 credits)

Spring 2020

SOWK 5403 - Advanced Practice with Human Services Organizations (online, 3 credits)
SOWK 5406 - Advanced Field Practicum II (6 credits)

Required floating elective (3 credits) in addition to the scheduled elective in Summer 2019.  Student chooses semester, course and delivery (online or face-to-face).  Approval by advisor is required.

For more information, please contact: 
Kelly Reath, MSW, PhD
Coordinator of Asheville MSW Programming
Email:

Three-Year Part-Time MSW Program in Asheville, NC, begins Summer 2017.  Application deadline is March 1, 2017.

ETSU Master of Social Work program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.


Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who will teach the courses?

Classes in both Asheville MSW programs are taught by faculty from the ETSU MSW Program in a face-to-face and online format. On occasion, qualified adjunct faculty from the Asheville area may be used.

2. What degree do I need to have to apply for the program?

  For the three-year part-time traditional program, a liberal arts degree is preferred.

3. How long will it take to complete the MSW?

 By following the outlined plan of study, a student will receive the MSW degree in three years depending on the program.  All degree requirements must be completed within six years.

4. Can I continue to work while enrolled in the program?

Yes.  Classes meet during the day on Fridays.  Employment in a human services agency is encouraged.  Students need to discuss their educational plans with their employer.

5. Where and when will I attend classes?

Classes meet on Fridays (9:00 am - noon, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm).

6. Is there an internship?

Yes.  Students enrolled in the three-year part-time traditional MSW program are required to complete a foundation field experience in the second year, and a clinical field experience in the third year.  Additional field fees apply, and internships at a student’s workplace will be considered on an individual basis.

7. How do I apply?

Prospective students must submit the following: online application, application fee of $45, personal narrative, resume, transcript(s), and letters of recommendation. To apply, go to: http://www.etsu.edu/cas/socialwork/msw_program/apply.php

8. When is the application deadline? 

The deadline for all application materials for both programs is March 1, 2017.

9. What are the tuition costs?

Students enrolled in ETSU MSW Programming in Asheville will be invoiced through the host university.  For fall 2016, the ETSU rate for 3 semester credit hours at the graduate level was $1,593.00  (face-to-face) and $1,698.00 (online).  For ETSU’s current Fee/Tuition schedule, go to: http://www.etsu.edu/bf/bursar/documents/fees/2016-2017/graduate.pdf

10.  Is the ETSU MSW program accredited?

Yes, the ETSU MSW program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

ETSU is an AA/EEO employer. 

Driving directions to the ETSU Asheville Two Year Part-Time MSW Program

From Mars Hill, NC:

Follow I-26 E to Haywood St in Asheville.
Take exit4C from I-240 E/US-70 E
Drive to 36 Montford Ave

From Black Mountain, NC:

Follow I-40 W and I-240 W to Cherry St N in Asheville
Take exit 4C from I-240 W
Drive to 36 Montford Ave

From Hendersonville, NC:

Take I-26 W/US-25 N
Follow I-26 W to Haywood St in Asheville.
Take exit4C from I-240 E
Drive to 36 Montford Ave

For GPS Directions, use:

Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville
Lenoir-Rhyne University
36 Montford Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801

Parking is located behind the LRU Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville

 

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