The Aging Program within the MSW program grew from the School of Social Work Institute for Intergenerational Study and Practice. The Aging Program is based on grant-funded programs spearheaded by full-time faculty members within the School of Social Work. For more specific information, please contact Dr. Marcia Spira at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312/915.7580.
Recommended course for the Aging Program include:
- SOWK 632: Social Work with the Aged (3 credit hours) - Offered only in the Fall and Spring semesters
- SOWK 634: Institute on Aging (3 credit hours) - Offered as a one week course in August (typically Monday-Friday from 9:00am-4:00pm) in second summer session.
- SOWK 634: Special Topics course (3 credit hours) - Course topic and course availability varies by semester each year. Please note: SOWK 634 policy courses such as: Policy Issues & Older Adults is a substitute for SOWK 610H in the Mental Health specialization and a substitute for SOWK 610F in the Children and Families specialization.
- Internship Placement: Second level students in the Aging Program should work with the second level internship coordinator to secure a 720 hour advanced placement working with the aging population. Please go to the Social Work Field work page to learn more about the second level application process