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State board approves UTSA master of social work degree

(Jan. 5, 2005)--The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has approved a master of social work (M.S.W.) degree at The University of Texas at San Antonio.

Courses, which start in the spring 2005 semester, include justice services concentrating on missing, neglected and abused children; family services covering child and youth services and family therapy; and health services studying mental issues and addiction counseling.

"Qualified graduate social work providers are needed to meet the critical needs of at-risk children and families," said Dennis Haynes, chair of the UTSA Department of Social Work. "In addition, professionals trained in social service administration, program evaluation, and policy analysis skills are also lacking. We are proud to help meet these needs through educated and trained graduates of our program."

The M.S.W. degree prepares students for advanced social work practice. Graduates work in professional positions in the capacities of either direct practice (services with individuals, families and groups) or macro-practice (services with organizations and communities at the administrative, policy or community-development levels).

Courses are offered during evening and weekend hours to accommodate the work schedules of the majority of social work students. The department is part of the College of Public Policy at the UTSA Downtown Campus.

For more information, contact Dennis Haynes at (210) 458-3000.

Read more at the College of Public Policy Web site.

--Stephanie Mota

University Communications
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