Loyola University Chicago

School of Social Work

Graduate Courses

SOWK 606: Practicum in Research & Evaluation

Credit Hours



This course is designed to introduce MSW students to a range of philosophies, methods, and techniques that are useful for evaluating human service programs and practice interventions. The course is intended to help you become more aware of the range of evaluation activities conducted in health care and human service agencies and to prepare you to conduct your own small and mid-range evaluations of programs and practice. This course is an elective that builds on knowledge acquired from the Introductory Research Methods course 506. This course also dovetails with Practice courses, especially in the areas of evaluating practice at all system levels: micro, mezzo, and macro.