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Curriculum Schedule

Sample MSW Curriculum:

Traditional Track, Full-Time Program

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 7210

Theory I

2

SOWK 7410

Tools I

3

SOWK 7310

Intro to Direct Social Work Practice

3

SOWK 7140

Intro to Organizational and Community Practice

2

SOWK 7130

Diversity and Social Justice

2

Semester 2: 15 Credits
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours

SOWK 7320

Social Work Practice with Individuals, Families and Groups

3

SOWK 7230

Community Organizing and Policy Advocacy

3

SOWK 7220

Theory II

2

SOWK 7420

Tools II

2

SOWK 7520

Field Practicum I - 24 field placement hours & field seminar

5

Semester 3: 15 Credits
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours

SOWK 7330

Advanced Methods

5

SOWK 7430

Data Management, Analysis and Interpretation

3

SOWK 7530

Field Practicum II - 24 field placement hours & field seminar    

5

SW Elective

2

Semester 4: 14 Credits
Capstone Seminar    

SOWK 7440

Capstone Seminar    

2

SOWK 7540

Field Practicum III - 24 field placement hours & field seminar  

5

SW Elective  

3

SW Elective  

2

SW Elective  

2

Sample MSW Curriculum:

Traditional Track, Part-Time Program

The part-time MSW program requires around 7.5 credit hours per semester over 24 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 & Policy

3

SOWK 7130  

Diversity and Social Justice

2

SOWK 7210   

Theory I

2

Semester 2: 8 credits
Course Number Course Title Credit Hourse

SOWK 7111  

Professional Foundations

1

SOWK 7140  

Intro to Organizational and Community Practice

2

SOWK 7220

Theory II

2

SOWK 7310

Methods I

3

Semester 3: 8.5 credits
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours

SOWK 7410

Tools I

3

SOWK 7320

Methods II

3

SOWK 7910

Field Practicum I - 12 field placement hours & field seminar

2.5

Field Seminar (bimonthly seminar included in Field Practicum I)

0

Semester 4: 7.5 credits
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours

SOWK 7230

Community Organizing and Policy Advocacy

3

SOWK 7420

Tools II

2

SOWK 7920

Field Practicum II - 12 field placement hours & field seminar

2.5

Field Seminar (bimonthly seminar included in Field Practicum II)

0

Semester 5: 7.5 credits
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours

SOWK 7330  

Advanced Methods     

5

SOWK 7930

Field Practicum III - 12 field placement hours & field seminar    

2.5

Field Seminar (bimonthly seminar included in Field Practicum III)

0

Semester 6: 7.5 credits
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours

SOWK 7430

Data Management, Analysis & Interpretation

3

SOWK 7940

Field Practicum IV - 12 field placement hours & field seminar  

2.5

Field Seminar (bimonthly seminar included in Field Practicum IV)

0

SW Elective

2

Semester 7: 6.5 credits
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours

SOWK 7440  

Capstone Professional Seminar

2

SOWK 7950  

Field Practicum V - 12 field placement hours & field seminar    

2.5

Field Seminar (bimonthly seminar included in Field Practicum V)

0

SW Elective

2

Semester 8: 7.5 credits
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours

SOWK 7960

Field Practicum VI - 12 field placement hours & field seminar

2.5

Field Seminar (bimonthly seminar included in Field Practicum VI)

0

SW Elective

2

SW Elective  

3

Sample MSW Curriculum: Advanced Standing Track

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 7320

Social Work Practice with Individuals, Families and Groups  

3

SOWK 7230

Community Organizing and Policy Advocacy    

3

SOWK 7220

Theory II  

2

SOWK 7420  

Tools II   

2

SOWK 7520  

Field Practicum I - 24 field placement hours & field seminar

5

Semester 2: 15 Credits
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours

SOWK 7330

Advanced Methods  

5

SOWK 7430

Data Management, Analysis and Interpretation    

3

SOWK 7530

Field Practicum II - 24 field placement hours & field seminar   

5

SW Elective    

2

Semester 3: 14 Credits
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours

SOWK 7440

Capstone Seminar   

2

SOWK 7540

Field Practicum III - 24 field placement hours & field seminar     

5

SW Elective

3

SW Elective

2

SW Elective

2

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