MSW Course of Study

A minimum of 63 semester credit hours is required for the M.S.W. degree. All students are required to complete the 15 credit hour foundation semester plus 48 credit hours in the student's chosen concentration and electives. 

Students are admitted into 2 Year (full-time), 3 Year (part-time) or weekend college enrollment status. Changing from one enrollment plan to another requires prior approval from the advisor. Shown below are models for the 2 Year and 3 Year options. Enrollment models for weekend college and advanced standing can be found in the sections on the website covering information on those programs.


2 Year ClinicalFall Spring Summer
YEAR 1 Foundation (15 SCH) Assessment 
FP II
DSM
Trans:  CBI/HBSE Elect
Crossover Elective/Policy 

 Elective
 Elective 

YEAR 2

Evaluation of Practice
Trans: BTI
Policy/Crossover Elective
Trans:  CBI or HBSE Elect
FP III 

FP IV
Elective
Elective
Elective 



3 Year Clinical Fall Spring Summer
YEAR 1 Foundation (15 SCH) Assessment
FP II
Elective 
Elective 
YEAR 2 HBSE Elective
Policy?Crossover Elective
Evaluation of Practice 
DSM
Transtheoretical: Cog Beh
Crossover Elective or Policy 
Elective
Elective  
YEAR 3 FP III 
Transtheoretical: Brief Int 
FP IV
Elective


2 Year MACRO FallSpringSummer
YEAR 1 Foundation (15 SCH) Assessment
FP II
Dynamics of Leadership
Policy
Elective 
Elective 
Elective 
YEAR 2 Community Development
Administrative Practice
Evaluation of Practice
Crossover Elective
FP III
FP IV
Advocacy
HBSE Elective
Elective 


3 Year MACRO FallSpringSummer
YEAR 1 Foundation (15 SCH) Assessment
FP II
Elective 
Elective 
YEAR 2 Community Development
Administrative Practice 
Dynamics of Leadership
HBSE Elective
Crossover Elective or Policy 
Elective
Elective  
YEAR 3 FP III 
Policy or Crossover Elective
Evaluation of Practice 
FP IV
Advocacy



Total credit hours=63

MACRO Practice students take one additional concentration course and one less elective.

Content Areas

The 15 semester credit hour foundation includes the following content areas:

  • Social Welfare Policy
  • Human Behavior and the Social Environment
  • Social Work Practice
  • Practice Lab
  • Field Practicum

Enrollment and Scheduling Notes:

  • The foundation semester serves as the prerequisite for all other coursework.
  • Field IV must be taken in your graduating semester, and Field III must be taken in the semester immediately prior to Field IV.
  • A minimum of 63 credit hours is required for the M.S.W. 
  • The program cannot be completed totally in the evening or weekends.