Graduates of Colorado State University’s Master of Social Work program receive first-hand knowledge of how social work research informs professional practice.
Through the completion of an applied capstone research project, students evaluate a topic relevant to social work practice at the micro, mezzo, or macro level, applying specific knowledge and skills acquired in CSU’s Master of Social Work program.
MSW students conduct projects in collaboration with a field agency or community organization, or complete projects in alignment with a specific School of Social Work faculty researcher.
Spring 2020 Master of Social Work graduate projects
Coping with Grief: An Evaluation of “Living with Loss”
Stephanie Torres, Abby Bridgett, Ruth Krug, Rachel Leibold, Sara Burnett, and Michelle Schell
Foco Café Donor Retention and Pattern Analysis
Danielle Hardy, Connor Catron, Conner Bergman, Lilly Commerford, and Rani Springman
Factors Contributing to Drop-Out in Greeley Alternative Program
Alyssa Esposito, Sara Geoghegan, Katie Berry, Bree Emma, Maggie King and Liza Barreca
Pathways to College: An Assessment of College Access and First Year Immediate College Enrollment
Molly MacGraw, Blair Bacon, Kristen Dingwall, and Margarita Herrera
The Role of Racial Identity Development in Youth Mental Health Outcomes
Anja Davis, Tess Halac, and Karla Colonnieves
Secondary Trauma Experienced by Larimer County DHS Case Workers
Makenzie Marso, Taylor Barstad, Drea Pegues, Faith Dement, and Izzy Torsiello
The Impact of a Wellness Room on Student Self-Regulation in a Rural Middle School
Melissa Schnee, Lauren Brodowski, Jennifer Kuhn, Katie Schieffer, Sarah Rachel Thomas, and Challen Gutekunst
Mara Vinton, Jennifer Miller, Kim Overvold, Mikki Oster, and Sara Phillips
Perceived Barriers and Bridges to Health Care Access among Individuals Experiencing Homelessness in Fort Collins: A Needs Assessment with Service Providers
Ticketing Trends for People Experiencing Homelessness in Fort Collins
Noelle Matthews, Chase Williams, Jessica Thatcher, Kylar Lunde, and Sara Newman
Maternal Adversity: Effects on Infant Biobehavioral Function and Parent-Child Attachment
Nicole Tarcha, Kaitlyn Ewan, Israa Eldeiry, Jillian Shook, and Hannah Hayes
Assessing the Accessibility and Effectiveness of Trauma-Informed Interventions to Promote High School Students’ Emotional Well-being
Monica Baker, Taryn Gawronski, Monica Brunswick, Maya Stiles, and Ali Reid
Exploring How a Mobile Crisis Team Can Best Respond to Community Mental Health Needs in Adams, Arapahoe, and Douglas Counties
Anna Hanson, Dina Basarab, Caroline Harmon, Molly Disario, and Caroline Hurlbut
About the School of Social Work
Since the first baccalaureate social work major was first offered in 1968, Colorado State University’s School of Social Work has made a continuous effort to develop and maintain a program that is responsive to the standards of the social work profession, to the needs of human services agencies and clients in the state, and to the land-grant mission and goals of CSU. Our mission is to provide exemplary education, applied research, and transformative outreach to advance social, environmental, and economic justice; promote equity and equality; alleviate oppression; and enhance human health and well-being across local and global community systems.