Course: SWRK 698. Graduate Project (3)
Prerequisite: SWRK 635. The MSW graduate program culminates in an individual, or collaborative of two, research projects reflecting the students interests and needs as developers and critical consumers of science-based information to inform practice decisions. The Graduate Project requires students to collect, analyze and report direct observations; and write a research paper that includes an introduction, method, results, and discussion chapters. The paper must conform to Graduate Studies requirements and APA publication guidelines. Students will also present a poster in an open community-invited forum. The Graduate Project may include an alternative research project, such as a documentary, program evaluation, policy analysis, or grant. Students are exposed to social work research through the lens of intersectionality, power, and privilege to promote the well-being of individuals, families and communities in urban settings.