MSW Curriculum

The Master of Social Work can be completed in four different course sequences.

Program Curriculum

MSW (Two-Year Option)

The MSW program offers a two-year (four semesters) program of study to complete the degree.  This option includes two internships in student units (480 hours in year one, 600 hours in year two.)

MSW (Three-Year Option)

The MSW program offers a three-year (eight semesters) program of study to complete the degree.  Students accepted into this program will take classes in two summer terms to reduce the course load in other semesters. This option includes two internships in student units (480 hours in year one, 600 hours in year two.)

MSW Advanced Standing (One-Year Option)

The MSW program offers a ten-month (three semesters) Advanced Standing program to qualified applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree in Social Work (BSW) generally completed within the last six years from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (or an international degree program recognized by CSWE.)  Students accepted into this program are exempt from taking foundation year courses (except where the student achieved a grade less than a “B” in a particular undergraduate social work course.) For advanced standing applicants, a maximum of two foundation courses (6 credits) may be retaken at the graduate level. All advanced standing students must take the Advanced Standing Bridge course and the associated Skills Lab (SOCW 598 & 599) offered in the August term. This option includes a single internship in a student unit (600 hours.)

See Admission Requirements for Advanced Standing Applicants.

MSW Advanced Standing (Two-Year Option)

The MSW program offers a two-year (six semesters) Advanced Standing program to qualified applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree in Social Work (BSW) generally completed within the last six years from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (or an international degree program recognized by CSWE.)  Students accepted into this program are exempt from taking foundation year courses (except where the student achieved a grade less than a “B” in a particular undergraduate social work course.) For advanced standing applicants, a maximum of two foundation courses (6 credits) may be retaken at the graduate level. All advanced standing students must take the Advanced Standing Bridge course and the associated Skills Lab (SOCW 598 & 599) in their initial fall semester. This option includes a single internship in a field unit (600 hours.)

See Admission Requirements for Advanced Standing Applicants.

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