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  • Affordable, Accessible, Actionable

  • Total Credits: 60 (Traditional track) or 30 (Advanced Standing track)

    Cost per Credit Hour: $800

  • Suzanne Shatila, MSW, brings vast experience to her role as a Program Director for Saint Mary's online Master of Social Work program. In addition to her work as a field liaison for social work students enrolled in a distance education program, she was an associate professor with University of Tennesee College of Social Work (UTCSW). Shatila has held numerous director-level positions, including working in antipoverty programs in both nonprofits and state governments.

  • This advanced elective course exposes social work students to the social, cultural, political, and spiritual implications of poverty, with special emphasis on families, neighborhoods, and communiti

  • This advanced elective course explores the impact of trauma on individuals, families, and groups. Students develop an understanding of the impact of trauma on an individual's development of self.