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Sample M.S.W. Standard, 2-Year Plan of Study

 
The Standard Plan of Study consists of:
  • two years of classroom coursework (24 credits each year), concurrent with
  • two years of fieldwork (9 credits per year).

COURSEWORK

The first year of classes (Foundation Phase) is the same for all students.

The courses in the second year are determined by your concentration:

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 includes a foundation/generalist practicum and an advanced practicum.  The 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 per year (1,200 hours total over the two-year period).

Learn more about fieldwork on our Field Instruction page.
 
 
FIRST YEAR (FOUNDATION PHASE)   
       
fall semester credits spring semester credits
SWGS 6208 Human Behavior in the Social Environment I
3 SWGS 6209 Human Behavior in the Social Environment II
3
SWGS 6050 Human Rights and Social Justice
3 SWGS 6006 Social Policy I: Policy & the Profession
3
SWGS 6321 Generalist Social Work Practice I 3 SWGS 6322 Generalist Social Work Practice II 3
SWGS 6801 Social Work Practice in Research I 3 SWGS 6802 Social Work Practice in Research II 3
SWGS 6901 Field Work I 5 SWGS 6901 Field Work I (cont'd) 4
TOTAL 17  TOTAL 16
       
SECOND YEAR (CLINICAL CONCENTRATION)

Fall Semester Credits  Spring Semester Credits
SWGS 6413 Clinical Social Work 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 6415 Clinical Practice Seminar
3
SWGS 6902 Field Work II 5 SWGS 6902 Field Work II (cont'd) 4
SWGS 6007 Social Policy II: Analysis, Advocacy and Practice 3 SWGS 6431 Advanced Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis II
3
Elective 3 Elective 3
TOTAL 17  TOTAL 16
       
SECOND 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 6007 Social Policy II: Analysis, Advocacy and Practice
3 SWGS 6009 Social Policy Analysis for Macro Practitioners 3
SWGS 6902 Field Work II 5 SWGS 6902 Field Work II (cont'd) 4
SWGS 6625 Philanthropy and Resource Development
3 Required Elective from Leadership and Macro Practice (Focus A)
3
Elective 3 Elective 3
TOTAL 17 TOTAL 16
       
SECOND YEAR (LEADERSHIP AND MACRO PRACTICE CONCENTRATION: FOCUS B)

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

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

 


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