2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Dec 04, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Veterinary Social Work Graduate Certificate


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Students who are already enrolled in the Masters of Science in Social Work program may also earn a graduate certificate in veterinary social work. This certificate program will provide students with the coursework and practical experience needed to incorporate and facilitate human-animal interaction programs and interventions in ethically sound ways.

Campus Code

Knoxville Campus

Nashville Campus

Distance Education

Graduate Certificate Type

Add-On

Admissions Standards/Procedures

  • To be admitted to this program, student’s must
    • Meet the Graduate Admission requirements for a certificate program
    • Have passed all coursework in the generalist year of the Masters of Science in Social Work program
    • Submit a departmental application prior to their concentration year and agree to program requirements
  • Students selected for admission must be formally admitted to the certificate program through the Office of Graduate Admissions.

Credit Hours Required

24 graduate credit hours

Required Courses

  • SOWK 567  (3 credit hours)
  • SOWK 557  (3 credit hours)
  • 3 credit hours graduate SOWK elective (in consultation and with approval of the director of the VSW Graduate Certificate).
  • For students in the MSSW Evidence-Based Interpersonal Practice (EBIP) concentration, 3 credit hours with assignment in the course on a veterinary social work topic. Select from SOWK 570 , SOWK 571 , or SOWK 572 .
  • For students in the MSSW Organizational Leadership concentration, 3 credit hours with assignment in the course on a veterinary social work topic. Select from SOWK 545 , SOWK 546 , SOWK 548 , or SOWK 549 .
  • 12 credit hours in a field placement with a veterinary social work component.

Additional Course Requirements

  • Other courses may, where appropriate, be substituted for the courses listed above with the permission of the Director of the Veterinary Social Work Certificate Program (VSW-CP).
  • All graduate certificates require 3 credit hours (1 course) over and above that which is required for the MSSW program.

Non-Course Requirements

  • Attend live web meetings during concentration year.
  • Complete the face to face Veterinary Social Work Intensive and AAI Workshop.
  • Online modules must be completed before face-to-face events.

 

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