Mental Health Curriculum
The curriculum at GSSW is always evolving based on community needs and changes in the field. The concentration curriculum will prepare you for advanced practice in mental health. To see a full list of course descriptions, view the GSSW bulletin.
The minimum credits required for the MSW degree are 90 for two-year students and 60 for advanced standing students. The concentration curriculum is made up of 52 credits, and the rest is comprised of the foundation curriculum. The table below shows a list of required and elective class offerings for the Mental Health concentration.
|Area Requirements||Course Offerings|
|Theory for Practice (3 credits required)||Intersections of Mental Health, Substance Use and Trauma|
|Methods/Skills (9 credits required)||
Assessment of Mental Health in Adults OR Assessment of Mental Health in Children & Adolescents
|Policy & Program Advocacy (3 credits required)||Mental Health and Substance Use Policies|
|Research (6 credits required)||Methods for Evaluating Practice & Programs
Applied Practice Evaluation Research
|Values for Practice (3 credits required)||
Critical Race Praxis
|Electives (12 credits required)||Evolving Perspective and Trends in Aging
Social-Ecological Resilience and One Health: Connecting Human and Environmental Well-Being
Community and Organizational Change: Theory for Practice
Mental Health & Substance Use Policies
Substance Use Interventions
Existential Social Work
Cognitive Behavioral Therapies
Interpersonal Approaches to Counseling
Suicide Assessment & Interventions
Internship (15-18 credits)
Community internship at an organization that specializes in mental health. Learn more about field education.
|Capstone (0 credits)||Capstone Project|