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Sample M.S.W. Advanced Standing Plan of Study
 
 
The Advanced Standing Plan of Study is open only to transfer students  and Bachelor of Social Work graduates who have achieved a high level of academic performance and a successful fieldwork experience.  Also, your undergraduate or graduate social work program must be accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).  If your program does not have CSWE accreditation you are not eligible for the Advanced Standing Plan of Study.

The sample plan below assumes you have completed the first year of a M.S.W. program.  (For B.S.W. graduates, your undergraduate coursework is considered the equivalent of the first year of a M.S.W. program.  The 33 credits of your B.S.W. program are transferred into your M.S.W. transcript.)

Under this plan, you earn the remaining 33 credits for the degree in the Advanced Phase of our program, divided into 24 classroom credits and 9 fieldwork credits.  You can complete this plan of study in one academic year, or you may extend it over two years or more.


COURSEWORK

The courses in the Advanced Phase are determined by your concentration:


Over 1 Year
Over 2 Years

Learn more about each concentration on our Concentrations page.

Learn more about the classes in the sample schedules below on our Courses and Master Syllabi pages.


FIELD INSTRUCTION

Your fieldwork practicum schedule is usually 21 hours per week, but you can do it on a 14 hour per week basis.

All students are expected to complete 600 hours of fieldwork placement in the Advanced Phase of the degree program.

Learn more about fieldwork on our Field Instruction page.

 
ADVANCED YEAR (CLINICAL CONCENTRATION)

Fall Semester Credits  Spring Semester Credits
SWGS 6413 Clinical Practice I
3 Clinical Practice II
SWGS 6421 Children, Youth & Families OR
SWGS 6420 Adults & Families  
3
SWGS 6430 Advanced Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis I
3 SWGS 6431 Advanced Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis II
3
SWGS 6050 Human Rights & Social Justice
3 SWGS 6415 Clinical Practice Seminar
3
SWGS 6007 Social Policy II: Analysis, Advocacy and Practice OR
Elective
3 Elective 3
SWGS 6902 Field Work II 5 SWGS 6902 Field Work II (cont'd) 4
TOTAL 17  TOTAL 16
       
ADVANCED YEAR (LEADERSHIP AND MACRO PRACTICE CONCENTRATION: FOCUS A)

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
SWGS 6627 Leadership & Macro Practice I
3 SWGS 6628 Leadership & Macro Practice II
3
SWGS 6050 Human Rights and Social Justice
3 SWGS 6609 Social Policy Analysis for Macro Practitioners 3
SWGS 6625 Philanthropy & Resource Development
3 Required Elective for Leadership & Macro Practice (Focus A)
3
SWGS 6007 Social Policy II: Analysis, Advocacy & Practice OR
Elective
3 Elective 3
SWGS 6902 Field Work II 5 SWGS 6902 Field Work II (cont'd) 4
TOTAL 17  TOTAL 16
       
ADVANCED YEAR (LEADERSHIP AND MACRO PRACTICE CONCENTRATION: FOCUS B)

SWGS 6627 Leadership & Macro Practice I
3 SWGS 6628 Leadership & Macro Practice II
3
SWGS 6050 Human Rights and Social Justice 3 Required Elective for Leadership & Macro Practice (Focus B)
3
SWGS 6413 Clinical Practice I 3 Clinical Practice II
SWGS 6421 Children, Youth & Families OR
SWGS 6420 Adults & Families
3
SWGS 6430 Advanced Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis I
3 SWGS 6007 Social Policy II: Analysis, Advocacy and Practice OR
Elective
3
SWGS 6902 Field Work II 5 SWGS 6902 Field Work II (cont'd) 4
TOTAL 17  TOTAL 16
       
ADVANCED YEAR (RESEARCH CONCENTRATION)

Fall Semester Credits  Spring Semester Credits 
SWGS 6812 Advanced Research I
3 SWGS 6813 Advanced Research II 3
Required Elective 3 Elective 3
SWGS 6050 Human Rights and Social Justice
3 Elective 3
SWGS 6007 Social Policy II: Analysis, Advocacy and Practice OR
Elective
3 Elective 3
SWGS 6902 Field Work II 5 SWGS 6902 Field Work II (cont'd) 4
TOTAL 17 TOTAL 16
       


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