Part-time MSW Curriculum Plans


Advanced Standing

The Advanced Standing full-time plan of study takes one year to complete. The part-time plan of study allows students to extend the program to two years.

2 Year Advanced Standing Clinical Curriculum

  • SW 712 Social Work Practice Seminar (3 credit hours)

Choose either:

  • SW 863 Mental Health & Psychopathology (3 credit hours) (required, you can choose to take in summer or fall)

OR one of the following clinical electives (options vary by campus):

  • SW 866 Children's Mental Health (3 credit hours)
  • SW 868 Assessment & Treating Suicide and Self-harm (3 credit hours)

Fall Semester (6 credit hours)

  • SW 810 Clinical Practice Skills I (3 credit hours)

Choose either:

  • SW 863 Mental Health & Psychopathology (3 credit hours) (required, you can choose to take in summer or fall)

OR one of the following clinical electives (options vary by campus):

  • SW 866 Children's Mental Health (3 credit hours)
  • SW 868 Assessment & Treating Suicide and Self-harm (3 credit hours)

Spring Semester (6 credit hours)

  • SW 811 Clinical Practice Skills II (3 credit hours)

Choose one clinical elective (options vary by campus): 

  • SW 860 Loss and Grief Across the Life Course (3 credit hours)
  • SW 861 Global Gender-based Violence Prevention & Intervention (3 credit hours)
  • SW 867 Trauma-Related Care Across the Life Course (3 credit hours)
  • SW 869 Assessing and Treating Substance Misuse (3 credit hours)

Fall Semester (10 credit hours)

  • SW 801 Advanced Field Practicum-Clinical Practice (7 credit hours)

Choose one diversity-focused elective (options vary by campus). Note: A social welfare study abroad fulfills the diversity selective requirement. Study abroad programs typically offered in the summer):

  • SW 855 Study Abroad (3 credit hours)
  • SW 833 Interdisciplinary Aging Practice (3 credit hours)
  • SW 871 Indigenous Families (3 credit hours)
  • SW 873 Sexuality & Gender Diversity (3 credit hours)
  • SW 874 Social Work with Womxn and Femmes (3 credit hours)

Spring Semester (10 credit hours)

  • SW 801 Advanced Field Practicum-Clinical Practice (7 credit hours)
  • SW 885 Professional Development Seminar (3 credit hours)
  • SW 712 Social Work Practice Seminar (3 credit hours)

Choose either:

  • SW 863 Mental Health & Psychopathology (3 credit hours) (required, you can choose to take in summer or fall)

OR one of the following clinical electives (options vary by campus):

  • SW 866 Children's Mental Health (3 credit hours)
  • SW 868 Assessment & Treating Suicide and Self-harm (3 credit hours)

Fall Semester (6 credit hours)

  • SW 810 Clinical Practice Skills I (3 credit hours)

Choose either:

  • SW 863 Mental Health & Psychopathology (3 credit hours) (required, you can choose to take in summer or fall)

OR one of the following clinical electives (options vary by campus):

  • SW 866 Children's Mental Health (3 credit hours)
  • SW 868 Assessment & Treating Suicide and Self-harm (3 credit hours)

Spring Semester (6 credit hours)

  • SW 811 Clinical Practice Skills II (3 credit hours)

Choose one clinical elective (options vary by campus): 

  • SW 860 Loss and Grief Across the Life Course (3 credit hours)
  • SW 861 Global Gender-based Violence Prevention & Intervention (3 credit hours)
  • SW 867 Trauma-Related Care Across the Life Course (3 credit hours)
  • SW 869 Assessing and Treating Substance Misuse (3 credit hours)

Fall Semester (10 credit hours)

  • SW 801 Advanced Field Practicum-Clinical Practice (7 credit hours)

Choose one diversity-focused elective (options vary by campus). Note: A social welfare study abroad fulfills the diversity selective requirement. Study abroad programs typically offered in the summer):

  • SW 855 Study Abroad (3 credit hours)
  • SW 833 Interdisciplinary Aging Practice (3 credit hours)
  • SW 871 Indigenous Families (3 credit hours)
  • SW 873 Sexuality & Gender Diversity (3 credit hours)
  • SW 874 Social Work with Womxn and Femmes (3 credit hours)

Spring Semester (10 credit hours)

  • SW 801 Advanced Field Practicum-Clinical Practice (7 credit hours)
  • SW 885 Professional Development Seminar (3 credit hours)

2 Year Advanced Standing Macro Curriculum

  • SW 712 Social Work Practice Seminar (3 credit hours)

Choose either:

  • SW 863 Mental Health & Psychopathology (3 credit hours)

OR one of the following clinical electives (options vary by campus):

  • SW 866 Children's Mental Health (3 credit hours)
  • SW 868 Assessment & Treating Suicide and Self-harm (3 credit hours)

Fall Semester (6 hours)

  • SW 840 Multi-system Community-Engaged Program Design (3 credit hours)
  • SW 841 Advanced Policy Analysis (3 credit hours)

Spring Semester (6 hours)

  • SW 842 Agency-based Evaluation (3 credit hours)
  • SW 846 Advanced Justice-centered Community and Advocacy Practice (3 credit hours)

Fall Semester (10 hours)

  • SW 804 Advanced Field Practicum - Macro Practice (7 credit hours)
  • SW 843 Supervision & Mentoring (1.5 credit hours)
  • SW 849 Program Management (1.5 credit hours)

Spring Semester (10 hours)

  • SW 804 Advanced Field Practicum - Macro Practice (7 credit hours)
  • SW 885 Professional Development Seminar (3 credit hours)
  • SW 712 Social Work Practice Seminar (3 credit hours)

Choose either:

  • SW 863 Mental Health & Psychopathology (3 credit hours)

OR one of the following clinical electives (options vary by campus):

  • SW 866 Children's Mental Health (3 credit hours)
  • SW 868 Assessment & Treating Suicide and Self-harm (3 credit hours)

Fall Semester (6 hours)

  • SW 840 Multi-system Community-Engaged Program Design (3 credit hours)
  • SW 841 Advanced Policy Analysis (3 credit hours)

Spring Semester (6 hours)

  • SW 842 Agency-based Evaluation (3 credit hours)
  • SW 846 Advanced Justice-centered Community and Advocacy Practice (3 credit hours)

Fall Semester (10 hours)

  • SW 804 Advanced Field Practicum - Macro Practice (7 credit hours)
  • SW 843 Supervision & Mentoring (1.5 credit hours)
  • SW 849 Program Management (1.5 credit hours)

Spring Semester (10 hours)

  • SW 804 Advanced Field Practicum - Macro Practice (7 credit hours)
  • SW 885 Professional Development Seminar (3 credit hours)

Traditional Curriculum

The Traditional MSW full-time plan of study takes two years to complete. The Traditional MSW part-time plan of study allows students to extend the program to three or four years.

3 Year Traditional Clinical Specialization Curriculum

Fall Semester (6 hours)

  • SW 708 Human Rights & Social, Economic and Environmental Justice (3 credit hours)
  • SW 755 Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in Social Work  (3 credit hours)

Spring Semester (6 hours)

  • SW 720 Social Policy, Analysis, and Advocacy in Social Work (3 credit hours)
  • SW 740 Applied Research in Multi-Level Social Work (3 credit hours)

Fall Semester (10 hours)

  • SW 700 Field Preparation & Seminar (1 credit hour)
  • SW 701 Field Practicum (6 credit hours)
  • SW 710 Multi-Level Engagement  & Assessment: Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations & Communities (3 credit hours)*

Spring Semester (10 hours)

  • SW 700 Field Preparation & Seminar (1 credit hour)
  • SW 701 Field Practicum (6 credit hours)
  • SW 711 Multi-Level Intervention & Evaluation of Intervention: Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations & Communities (3 credit hours)*

* SW 710/711 continuous enrollment with same instructor

Fall Semester (16 hours)

  • SW 801 Advanced Field Practicum-Clinical Practice (7 credit hours)
  • SW 810 Clinical Practice Skills I (3 credit hours)
  • SW 863 Mental Health & Psychopathology (3 credit hours)

Choose one diversity-focused elective (options vary by campus). Note: A social welfare study abroad fulfills the diversity selective requirement. Study abroad programs typically offered in the summer):

  • SW 855 Study Abroad (3 credit hours)
  • SW 833 Interdisciplinary Aging Practice (3 credit hours)
  • SW 871 Indigenous Families (3 credit hours)
  • SW 873 Sexuality and Gender Diversity (3 credit hours)
  • SW 874 Social Work Practice with Womxn and Femmes (3 credit hours)

Spring Semester (16 hours)

  • SW 801 Advanced Field Practicum-Clinical Practice (7 credit hours)
  • SW 811 Clinical Practice Skills II (3 credit hours)
  • SW 885 Professional Development Seminar (3 credit hours)

Choose one clinical elective (options vary by campus):

  • SW 860 Loss and Grief Across the Life Course (3 credit hours)
  • SW 861 Global Gender-based Violence Prevention & Intervention (3 credit hours)
  • SW 867 Trauma-Related Care Across the Life Course (3 credit hours)
  • SW 869 Assessing and Treating Substance Misuse (3 credit hours)

 

Fall Semester (6 hours)

  • SW 708 Human Rights & Social, Economic and Environmental Justice (3 credit hours)
  • SW 755 Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in Social Work  (3 credit hours)

Spring Semester (6 hours)

  • SW 720 Social Policy, Analysis, and Advocacy in Social Work (3 credit hours)
  • SW 740 Applied Research in Multi-Level Social Work (3 credit hours)

Fall Semester (10 hours)

  • SW 700 Field Preparation & Seminar (1 credit hour)
  • SW 701 Field Practicum (6 credit hours)
  • SW 710 Multi-Level Engagement  & Assessment: Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations & Communities (3 credit hours)*

Spring Semester (10 hours)

  • SW 700 Field Preparation & Seminar (1 credit hour)
  • SW 701 Field Practicum (6 credit hours)
  • SW 711 Multi-Level Intervention & Evaluation of Intervention: Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations & Communities (3 credit hours)*

* SW 710/711 continuous enrollment with same instructor

Fall Semester (16 hours)

  • SW 801 Advanced Field Practicum-Clinical Practice (7 credit hours)
  • SW 810 Clinical Practice Skills I (3 credit hours)
  • SW 863 Mental Health & Psychopathology (3 credit hours)

Choose one diversity-focused elective (options vary by campus). Note: A social welfare study abroad fulfills the diversity selective requirement. Study abroad programs typically offered in the summer):

  • SW 855 Study Abroad (3 credit hours)
  • SW 833 Interdisciplinary Aging Practice (3 credit hours)
  • SW 871 Indigenous Families (3 credit hours)
  • SW 873 Sexuality and Gender Diversity (3 credit hours)
  • SW 874 Social Work Practice with Womxn and Femmes (3 credit hours)

Spring Semester (16 hours)

  • SW 801 Advanced Field Practicum-Clinical Practice (7 credit hours)
  • SW 811 Clinical Practice Skills II (3 credit hours)
  • SW 885 Professional Development Seminar (3 credit hours)

Choose one clinical elective (options vary by campus):

  • SW 860 Loss and Grief Across the Life Course (3 credit hours)
  • SW 861 Global Gender-based Violence Prevention & Intervention (3 credit hours)
  • SW 867 Trauma-Related Care Across the Life Course (3 credit hours)
  • SW 869 Assessing and Treating Substance Misuse (3 credit hours)

 

3 Year Traditional Macro Specialization Curriculum

Fall Semester (6 hours)

  • SW 708 Human Rights & Social, Economic and Environmental Justice (3 credit hours)
  • SW 755 Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in Social Work  (3 credit hours)

Spring Semester (6 hours)

  • SW 720 Social Policy, Analysis, and Advocacy in Social Work (3 credit hours)
  • SW 740 Applied Research in Multi-Level Social Work (3 credit hours)

Fall Semester (10 hours)

  • SW 700 Field Preparation & Seminar (1 credit hour)
  • SW 701 Field Practicum (6 credit hours)
  • SW 710 Multi-Level Engagement  & Assessment: Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations & Communities (3 credit hours)*

Spring Semester (10 hours)

  • SW 700 Field Preparation & Seminar (1 credit hour)
  • SW 701 Field Practicum (6 credit hours)
  • SW 711 Multi-Level Intervention & Evaluation of Intervention: Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations & Communities (3 credit hours)*

* SW 710/711 continuous enrollment with same instructor

Fall Semester (16 hours)

  • SW 804 Advanced Field Practicum - Macro Practice (7 credit hours)  
  • SW 840 Multi-system Community-Engaged Program Design (3 credit hours)
  • SW 841 Advanced Policy Analysis (3 credit hours)
  • SW 843 Supervision & Mentoring (1.5 credit hours)
  • SW 849 Program Management (1.5 credit hours)

Spring Semester (16 hours)

  • SW 804 Advanced Field Practicum - Macro Practice (7 credit hours)
  • SW 842 Agency-based Evaluation (3 credit hours)
  • SW 846 Advanced Justice-centered Community and Advocacy Practice (3 credit hours)
  • SW 885 Professional Development Seminar

Fall Semester (6 hours)

  • SW 708 Human Rights & Social, Economic and Environmental Justice (3 credit hours)
  • SW 755 Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in Social Work  (3 credit hours)

Spring Semester (6 hours)

  • SW 720 Social Policy, Analysis, and Advocacy in Social Work (3 credit hours)
  • SW 740 Applied Research in Multi-Level Social Work (3 credit hours)

Fall Semester (10 hours)

  • SW 700 Field Preparation & Seminar (1 credit hour)
  • SW 701 Field Practicum (6 credit hours)
  • SW 710 Multi-Level Engagement  & Assessment: Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations & Communities (3 credit hours)*

Spring Semester (10 hours)

  • SW 700 Field Preparation & Seminar (1 credit hour)
  • SW 701 Field Practicum (6 credit hours)
  • SW 711 Multi-Level Intervention & Evaluation of Intervention: Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations & Communities (3 credit hours)*

* SW 710/711 continuous enrollment with same instructor

Fall Semester (16 hours)

  • SW 804 Advanced Field Practicum - Macro Practice (7 credit hours)  
  • SW 840 Multi-system Community-Engaged Program Design (3 credit hours)
  • SW 841 Advanced Policy Analysis (3 credit hours)
  • SW 843 Supervision & Mentoring (1.5 credit hours)
  • SW 849 Program Management (1.5 credit hours)

Spring Semester (16 hours)

  • SW 804 Advanced Field Practicum - Macro Practice (7 credit hours)
  • SW 842 Agency-based Evaluation (3 credit hours)
  • SW 846 Advanced Justice-centered Community and Advocacy Practice (3 credit hours)
  • SW 885 Professional Development Seminar

4 Year Traditional Clinical Specialization Curriculum

Fall Semester (6 hours)

  • SW 708 Human Rights & Social, Economic and Environmental Justice (3 credit hours)
  • SW 755 Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in Social Work  (3 credit hours)

Spring Semester (6 hours)

  • SW 720 Social Policy, Analysis, and Advocacy in Social Work (3 credit hours)
  • SW 740 Applied Research in Multi-Level Social Work (3 credit hours)

Fall Semester (10 hours)

  • SW 700 Field Preparation & Seminar (1 credit hour)
  • SW 701 Field Practicum (6 credit hours)
  • SW 710 Multi-Level Engagement  & Assessment: Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations & Communities (3 credit hours)*

Spring Semester (10 hours)

  • SW 700 Field Preparation & Seminar (1 credit hour)
  • SW 701 Field Practicum (6 credit hours)
  • SW 711 Multi-Level Intervention & Evaluation of Intervention: Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations & Communities (3 credit hours)*

* SW 710/711 continuous enrollment with same instructor

Fall Semester (6 credit hours)

  • SW 810 Clinical Practice Skills I (3 credit hours)

Choose either:

  • SW 863 Mental Health & Psychopathology (3 credit hours) (required, you can choose to take in summer or fall)

OR one of the following clinical electives (options vary by campus):

  • SW 866 Children's Mental Health (3 credit hours)
  • SW 868 Assessment & Treating Suicide and Self-harm (3 credit hours)

Spring Semester (6 credit hours)

  • SW 811 Clinical Practice Skills II (3 credit hours)

Choose one clinical elective (options vary by campus): 

  • SW 860 Loss and Grief Across the Life Course (3 credit hours)
  • SW 861 Global Gender-based Violence Prevention & Intervention (3 credit hours)
  • SW 867 Trauma-Related Care Across the Life Course (3 credit hours)
  • SW 869 Assessing and Treating Substance Misuse (3 credit hours)

Fall Semester (10 credit hours)

  • SW 801 Advanced Field Practicum-Clinical Practice (7 credit hours)

Choose one diversity-focused elective (options vary by campus). Note: A social welfare study abroad fulfills the diversity selective requirement. Study abroad programs typically offered in the summer):

  • SW 855 Study Abroad (3 credit hours)
  • SW 833 Interdisciplinary Aging Practice (3 credit hours)
  • SW 871 Indigenous Families (3 credit hours)
  • SW 873 Sexuality & Gender Diversity (3 credit hours)
  • SW 874 Social Work with Womxn and Femmes (3 credit hours)

Spring Semester (10 credit hours)

  • SW 801 Advanced Field Practicum-Clinical Practice (7 credit hours)
  • SW 885 Professional Development Seminar (3 credit hours)

Fall Semester (6 hours)

  • SW 708 Human Rights & Social, Economic and Environmental Justice (3 credit hours)
  • SW 755 Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in Social Work  (3 credit hours)

Spring Semester (6 hours)

  • SW 720 Social Policy, Analysis, and Advocacy in Social Work (3 credit hours)
  • SW 740 Applied Research in Multi-Level Social Work (3 credit hours)

Fall Semester (10 hours)

  • SW 700 Field Preparation & Seminar (1 credit hour)
  • SW 701 Field Practicum (6 credit hours)
  • SW 710 Multi-Level Engagement  & Assessment: Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations & Communities (3 credit hours)*

Spring Semester (10 hours)

  • SW 700 Field Preparation & Seminar (1 credit hour)
  • SW 701 Field Practicum (6 credit hours)
  • SW 711 Multi-Level Intervention & Evaluation of Intervention: Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations & Communities (3 credit hours)*

* SW 710/711 continuous enrollment with same instructor

Fall Semester (6 credit hours)

  • SW 810 Clinical Practice Skills I (3 credit hours)

Choose either:

  • SW 863 Mental Health & Psychopathology (3 credit hours) (required, you can choose to take in summer or fall)

OR one of the following clinical electives (options vary by campus):

  • SW 866 Children's Mental Health (3 credit hours)
  • SW 868 Assessment & Treating Suicide and Self-harm (3 credit hours)

Spring Semester (6 credit hours)

  • SW 811 Clinical Practice Skills II (3 credit hours)

Choose one clinical elective (options vary by campus): 

  • SW 860 Loss and Grief Across the Life Course (3 credit hours)
  • SW 861 Global Gender-based Violence Prevention & Intervention (3 credit hours)
  • SW 867 Trauma-Related Care Across the Life Course (3 credit hours)
  • SW 869 Assessing and Treating Substance Misuse (3 credit hours)

Fall Semester (10 credit hours)

  • SW 801 Advanced Field Practicum-Clinical Practice (7 credit hours)

Choose one diversity-focused elective (options vary by campus). Note: A social welfare study abroad fulfills the diversity selective requirement. Study abroad programs typically offered in the summer):

  • SW 855 Study Abroad (3 credit hours)
  • SW 833 Interdisciplinary Aging Practice (3 credit hours)
  • SW 871 Indigenous Families (3 credit hours)
  • SW 873 Sexuality & Gender Diversity (3 credit hours)
  • SW 874 Social Work with Womxn and Femmes (3 credit hours)

Spring Semester (10 credit hours)

  • SW 801 Advanced Field Practicum-Clinical Practice (7 credit hours)
  • SW 885 Professional Development Seminar (3 credit hours)

4 Year Traditional Macro Specialization Curriculum

Fall Semester (6 hours)

  • SW 708 Human Rights & Social, Economic and Environmental Justice (3 credit hours)
  • SW 755 Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in Social Work  (3 credit hours)

Spring Semester (6 hours)

  • SW 720 Social Policy, Analysis, and Advocacy in Social Work (3 credit hours)
  • SW 740 Applied Research in Multi-Level Social Work (3 credit hours)

Fall Semester (10 hours)

  • SW 700 Field Preparation & Seminar (1 credit hour)
  • SW 701 Field Practicum (6 credit hours)
  • SW 710 Multi-Level Engagement  & Assessment: Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations & Communities (3 credit hours)*

Spring Semester (10 hours)

  • SW 700 Field Preparation & Seminar (1 credit hour)
  • SW 701 Field Practicum (6 credit hours)
  • SW 711 Multi-Level Intervention & Evaluation of Intervention: Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations & Communities (3 credit hours)*

* SW 710/711 continuous enrollment with same instructor

Fall Semester (6 hours)

  • SW 840 Multi-system Community-Engaged Program Design (3 credit hours)
  • SW 841 Advanced Policy Analysis (3 credit hours)

Spring Semester (6 hours)

  • SW 842 Agency-based Evaluation (3 credit hours)
  • SW 846 Advanced Justice-centered Community and Advocacy Practice (3 credit hours)

Fall Semester (10 hours)

  • SW 804 Advanced Field Practicum - Macro Practice (7 credit hours)
  • SW 843 Supervision & Mentoring (1.5 credit hours)
  • SW 849 Program Management (1.5 credit hours)

Spring Semester (10 hours)

  • SW 804 Advanced Field Practicum - Macro Practice (7 credit hours)
  • SW 885 Professional Development Seminar (3 credit hours)

Fall Semester (6 hours)

  • SW 708 Human Rights & Social, Economic and Environmental Justice (3 credit hours)
  • SW 755 Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in Social Work  (3 credit hours)

Spring Semester (6 hours)

  • SW 720 Social Policy, Analysis, and Advocacy in Social Work (3 credit hours)
  • SW 740 Applied Research in Multi-Level Social Work (3 credit hours)

Fall Semester (10 hours)

  • SW 700 Field Preparation & Seminar (1 credit hour)
  • SW 701 Field Practicum (6 credit hours)
  • SW 710 Multi-Level Engagement  & Assessment: Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations & Communities (3 credit hours)*

Spring Semester (10 hours)

  • SW 700 Field Preparation & Seminar (1 credit hour)
  • SW 701 Field Practicum (6 credit hours)
  • SW 711 Multi-Level Intervention & Evaluation of Intervention: Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations & Communities (3 credit hours)*

* SW 710/711 continuous enrollment with same instructor

Fall Semester (6 hours)

  • SW 840 Multi-system Community-Engaged Program Design (3 credit hours)
  • SW 841 Advanced Policy Analysis (3 credit hours)

Spring Semester (6 hours)

  • SW 842 Agency-based Evaluation (3 credit hours)
  • SW 846 Advanced Justice-centered Community and Advocacy Practice (3 credit hours)

Fall Semester (10 hours)

  • SW 804 Advanced Field Practicum - Macro Practice (7 credit hours)
  • SW 843 Supervision & Mentoring (1.5 credit hours)
  • SW 849 Program Management (1.5 credit hours)

Spring Semester (10 hours)

  • SW 804 Advanced Field Practicum - Macro Practice (7 credit hours)
  • SW 885 Professional Development Seminar (3 credit hours)



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