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Sample M.S.W. Part-Time, 3- to 4-Year Plan of Study

 
The Part-Time Plan of Study is for students who cannot take a full-time plan for various reasons, such as family or work commitments.  It is normally completed in three or four years.


COURSEWORK

The first and second years of classes (Foundation Phase) are the same for all students.  Fieldwork begins in the second year.

The courses in the third and fourth years are determined by your concentration:


You also have the option of completing some courses during summer sessions (usually mid-May to early July).

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

Most students in the Part-Time Plan complete 14 hours of fieldwork per week, but you can schedule 21 hours per week.

All students are expected to complete 600 hours of fieldwork placement in the Foundation Phase and another 600 hours in the Advanced Phase (1,200 hours total for the degree).

Learn more about fieldwork on our Field Instruction page.

 
FIRST YEAR      
       
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
 
SECOND YEAR
 
SWGS 6801 Social Work Practice in Research I
3 SWGS 6802 Social Work Practice in Research II
3
SWGS 6321 Generalist Social Work Practice I 3 SWGS 6322 Generalist Social Work Practice II 3
SWGS 6901 Field Work I 5 SWGS 6901 Field Work I (cont'd) 4
TOTAL 17  TOTAL 16
       
THIRD 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

FOURTH YEAR (CLINICAL CONCENTRATION)
 
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
       
THIRD 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

FOURTH YEAR (LEADERSHIP AND MACRO PRACTICE CONCENTRATION: FOCUS A)
 
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
       
THIRD 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 6621 Children, Youth & Families OR
SWGS 6620 Adults & Families
3
SWGS 6430 Advanced Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis I
3    
SWGS 6902 Field Work II 5 SWGS 6902 Field Work II (cont'd) 4

FOURTH YEAR (LEADERSHIP AND MACRO PRACTICE CONCENTRATION: FOCUS B)
 
SWGS 6007 Social Policy II: Analysis, 
Advocacy and Practice
3    
Elective 3 Required Elective from Leadership and Macro Practice (Focus B)
3
TOTAL 20 TOTAL 13
       
THIRD 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 Required Elective 3
SWGS 6902 Field Work II 5 SWGS 6902 Field Work II (cont'd) 4

FOURTH YEAR (RESEARCH CONCENTRATION)
 
Elective
3 Elective 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
TOTAL 17 TOTAL 16
       

 


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