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The Five Year BSW—MSW Program: a New Curriculum Option
Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work (2010)
  • Shirley Simon, Loyola University Chicago
  • Edward J. Gumz
  • Susan Grossman, Loyola University Chicago
  • James Marley, Loyola University Chicago
  • Yolanda Golden
This article describes and analyzes the development and implementation of a 5-year BSW–MSW program at a Midwestern school of social work. Key pedagogical and programmatic considerations in the development of such programs are identified. Specific information about the admission process and curricular pathway is provided. Five-year and traditional MSW students are compared on their performance in foundation-level MSW courses. The results of evaluative surveys of faculty members and 5-year students are also presented. The potential role of 5-year programs in social work education is discussed.
  • social work,
  • higher education,
  • social work programs,
  • MSW,
  • master of social work,
  • BSW,
  • bachelor of social work
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Shirley Simon, Edward J. Gumz, Susan Grossman, James Marley, et al.. "The Five Year BSW—MSW Program: a New Curriculum Option" Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work Vol. 15 Iss. 1 (2010) p. 67 - 82 ISSN: 1084-7219
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