Academics

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Curriculum

The program’s curriculum provides a mixture of courses to develop skills in working directly with clients, families, organizations and communities, as well as research-based courses aimed to support students learning how to consume and understand evidenced-based practice. There is also a focus on understanding the larger environment and its effect on clients, as well as how personal biases and perspectives can impact social work practice.

Field Placement

The Greater Miami Valley Joint MASW Program at Miami University has developed diverse and exciting field partnerships across Butler County, Cincinnati and the Dayton areas. Considered a “signature pedagogy” through CSWE, we recognize the importance of matching students with an agency and supervisor that can guide their development, build skills, and provide learning tasks aligned with the student’s personal future goals.

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As a student in the MASW program I interned for Butler Behavioral Health Services in Hamilton Ohio. I regularly assessed and provided evidence based intervention plans with eight female clients. I also co-facilitated a personal growth group  and a Dialectical Behavior Therapy group. My supervision at BBHS was phenomenal with two supervisors and a full staff always willing to assist me.

Lori Shaffer
-MASW Graduate 2018

Operating on the values of Relationship-Based Care, the Dayton VA employs over 90 social workers to provide comprehensive services to veterans. There are opportunities for growth that span a variety of areas including mental health, substance abuse, medical, and hospice. There is a little bit of everything in a welcoming and friendly environment to provide an excellent field experience

Jason Bailey
-MASW Graduate 2018