Online MSW 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 Title Credits
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 Credits
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 Credits
SOWK 7330 Advanced Clinical-Community Practice 2
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 Credits
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 Credits
SOWK 7120 Social Work 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 Credits
SOWK 7110 Professional Foundations 1
SOWK 7140 Introduction to Organizational and Community Practice 2
SOWK 7220 Theories of Human Behavior Across the Life Course II 2
SOWK 7310 Intro to Direct Social Work Practice 3

Semester 3: 8.5 Credits

Course Number Course Title Credits
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 Credits
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 Credits
SOWK 7330 Advanced Clinical-Community Practice 2
SOWK 7930 Field Practicum and Seminar PT 3 2.5

Semester 6: 8.5 Credits

Course Number Course Title Credits
SOWK 7430 Data Management, Analysis and Interpretation 3
SOWK 7940 Field Practicum and Seminar PT 4 2.5
SW Elective 3

Semester 7: 7.5 Credits

Course Number Course Title Credits
SOWK 7440 Capstone Seminar 2
SOWK 7950 Field Practicum and Seminar PT 5 2.5
SW Elective 3

Semester 8: 5.5 Credits

Course Number Course Title Credits
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 Credits
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 Credits
SOWK 7330 Advanced Clinical-Community Practice 2
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 Credits
SOWK 7440 Capstone Seminar 2
SOWK 7540 Field Practicum and Seminar 3 5
SW Elective 3
SW Elective 3

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