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Curriculum Schedule

Sample MSW Curriculum:

Full-Time Program (16 months)

The full-time MSW program requires around 15 credit hours per semester over 16 consecutive months for a total of 60 credit hours. Each student completes 15-credit hours of field practicum, which equates to three semesters of 316 hours of actual field work each semester.

Semester 1: 16 Credits
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours

SOWK 7110

Professional Foundations

1

SOWK 7120

Social Work History and Policy

3

SOWK 7130

Diversity and Social Justice: Theory and Practice

2

SOWK 7140

Introduction to Organizational and Community Practice

2

SOWK 7210

Theories of Human Behavior Across the Life Course I

2

SOWK 7310

Intro to Direct Social Work Practice

3

SOWK 7410

Research for Evidence-Based Social Work Practice

3

Semester 2: 15 Credits
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours

SOWK 7220

Theories of Human Behavior Across the Life Course II

2

SOWK 7230

Community Organizing and Policy Advocacy: Theories and Practice

3

SOWK 7320

Social Work Practice with Individuals, Families, and Groups

3

SOWK 7420

Program Evaluation

2

SOWK 7520

Field Practicum and Seminar 1

5

Semester 3: 16 Credits
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours

SOWK 7330

Advanced Clinical-Community Practice

5

SOWK 7430

Data Analysis and Interpretation

3

SOWK 7530

Field Practicum and Seminar 2     

5

SW Elective

3

Semester 4: 13 Credits
Course Number Course Title    Credit Hours

SOWK 7440

Capstone Seminar    

2

SOWK 7540

Field Practicum and Seminar 3

5

SW Elective  

3

SW Elective  

3

Sample MSW Curriculum:

Part-Time Program (approximately 32 months)

The part-time MSW program requires around 7.5 credit hours per semester over 32 consecutive months for a total of 60 credit hours. Each student completes 15-credit hours of field practicum, which equates to six semesters of about 160 hours of actual field work each semester.

Semester 1: 7 credits
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours

SOWK 7120

Social Welfare History and Policy

3

SOWK 7130  

Diversity and Social Justice: Theory and Practice

2

SOWK 7210   

Theories of Human Behavior Across the Life Course I

2

Semester 2: 8 credits
Course Number Course Title Credit Hourse

SOWK 7110  

Professional Foundations

1

SOWK 7140  

Introduction to Organizations and Community Practice

2

SOWK 7220

Theories of Human Behavior Across the Life Course II

2

SOWK 7310

Introduction to Direct Social Work Practice

3

Semester 3: 8.5 credits
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours

SOWK 7410

Research for Evidence-Based Social Work Practice

3

SOWK 7320

Social Work Practice with Individuals, Families, and Groups

3

SOWK 7910

Field Practicum and Seminar PT 1

2.5

Semester 4: 7.5 credits
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours

SOWK 7230

Community Organizing and Policy Advocacy: Theories and Practice

3

SOWK 7420

Program Evaluation

2

SOWK 7920

Field Practicum and Seminar PT 2

2.5

Semester 5: 7.5 credits
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours

SOWK 7330  

Advanced Clinical-Community Practice

5

SOWK 7930

Field Practicum and Seminar PT 3    

2.5

Semester 6: 7.5 credits
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours

SOWK 7430

Data Management, Analysis & Interpretation

3

SOWK 7940

Field Practicum and Seminar PT 4

2.5

SW Elective

3

Semester 7: 7.5 credits
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours

SOWK 7440  

Capstone Seminar

2

SOWK 7950  

Field Practicum and Seminar PT 5

2.5

SW Elective

2

Semester 8: 5.5 credits
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours

SOWK 7960

Field Practicum and Seminar PT 6

2.5

SW Elective  

3

Sample MSW Curriculum:

Advanced Standing Program

The full-time MSW program requires around 15 credit hours per semester over 12 consecutive months for a total of 44 credit hours. Each student completes 15-credit hours of field practicum, which equates to three semesters of 316 hours of actual field work each semester.

Semester 1: 15 Credits
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours

SOWK 7220

Theories of Human Behavior Across the Life Course II  

2

SOWK 7230

Community Organizing and Policy Advocacy: Theories and Practice 

3

SOWK 7320

Social Work Practice with Individuals, Families, and Groups  

3

SOWK 7420  

Program Evaluation  

2

SOWK 7520  

Field Practicum and Seminar 1

5

Semester 2: 16 Credits
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours

SOWK 7330

Advanced Clinical-Community Practice  

5

SOWK 7430

Data Analysis and Interpretation   

3

SOWK 7530

Field Practicum and Seminar 2    

5

SW Elective    

3

Semester 3: 13 Credits
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours

SOWK 7440

Capstone Seminar   

2

SOWK 7540

Field Practicum and Seminar 3    

5

SW Elective

3

SW Elective

3

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