Tips for MSW Course Planning

The sequencing below is an example of the quickest route to program completion and based on the semester students begin the program, and their selected program option (online or in-person/hybrid.) MSW students are not required to take courses in this exact sequence and may complete the program part-time or full-time and are encouraged to devise a plan that best fits their unique situations and needs. Please meet with your MSW Faculty Advisor each semester to select the course plan that is best for your needs. Each MSW course is NOT offered every semester, your advisor can assist you in planning appropriately for sequences other than the examples below. (Please note a fulltime course load in graudate school is defined as 6-credits per semester, or more for financial-aid purposes.)

Advanced Standing Students

First Year (Fall)

MSW720 Multidimensional Assessment- 3 credits
MSW723 Applied Research: Assessment and Evaluation – 3 credits
MSW726 Advocacy Practice for Social Justice – 3 credits
MSW752 Trauma Informed Community Practice – 3 credits

First Year (Spring)

MSW721 Human Service Management and Grant Writing – 3 credits
MSW724 Strength-Based Leadership – 3 credits
MSWXXX Elective of Choice – 3 credits

Second Year (Fall)

MSW732 Field Placement II (Must be taken with MSW733) – 3 credits
MSW733 Field Placement Seminar II (Must be taken with MSW732) – 3 credits
MSW711 Ethics Across Social Work Practice – 3 credits

Second Year (Spring)

MSW734 Field Placement III (Must be taken with MSW735) – 3 credits
MSW735 Field Placement Seminar III (Must be taken with MSW734) – 3 credits
MSW736 Advanced Practice Colloquium (take in final semester) – 3 credits

Total Credits = 39


Traditional Students

First Year (Fall)

MSW700 The Foundations of Generalist Practice – 3 credits
MSW702 Social Welfare and Policy – 3 credits
MSW714 Human Behavior in the Social – 3 credits

First Year (Spring)

MSW715 Diversity, Inclusion & Cultural Humility – 3 credits
MSW716 Human Behavior in the Macro Social Environment – 3 credits
MSW723 Applied Research: Assessment and Evaluation- 3 credits

Second Year (Fall)

MSW730 Field Placement I (Must be taken with MSW-731) – 3 credits
MSW731 Field Placement Seminar I (Must be taken with MSW-730) – 3 credits
MSW711 Ethics Across Social Work – 3 credits
MSW720 Multidimensional Assessment – 3 credits

Second Year (Spring)

MSW721 Human Service Management and Grant Writing – 3 credits
MSW724 Strength-Based Leadership – 3 credits
MSWXXX Elective of Choice- 3 credits

Third Year (Fall)

MSW732 Field Placement II (Must be taken with MSW733) – 3 credits
MSW733 Field Placement Seminar II (Must be taken with is MSW732) – 3 credits
MSW726 Advocacy Practice for Social Justice – 3 credits
MSW752 Trauma Informed Community Practice – 3 credits

Third Year (Summer)

MSW734 Field Placement III (Must be taken with MSW734)- 3 credits
MSW735 Field Placement Seminar III (Must be taken with MSW733) – 3 credits

Total Credits = 60


Two-Year Completion for Traditional Students

First Year (Fall)

MSW700 The Foundations of Generalist Practice – 3 credits
MSW702 Social Welfare and Policy – 3 credits
MSW714 Human Behavior in the Social – 3 credits
MSW715 Diversity, Inclusion & Cultural Humility – 3 credits

First Year (Spring)

MSW716 Human Behavior in the Macro Social Environment – 3 credits
MSW720 Multidimensional Assessment – 3 credits
MSW730 Field Placement I (Must be taken with MSW-731) – 3 credits
MSW731 Field Placement Seminar I (Must be taken with MSW-730) – 3 credits

First Year (Summer)

MSW724 Strength-Based Leadership – 3 credits
MSW752 Trauma Informed Community Practice – 3 credits

Second Year (Fall)

MSW726 Advocacy Practice for Social Justice – 3 credits
MSW711 Ethics Across Social Work – 3 credits
MSW723 Applied Research: Assessment and Evaluation – 3 credits

Second Year (Spring)

MSW721 Human Service Management and Grant Writing – 3 credits
MSW732 Field Placement II (Must be taken with MSW733) – 3 credits
MSW733 Field Placement Seminar II (Must be taken with is MSW732) – 3 credits
MSW-XXX Elective of Choice – 3 credits

Second Year (Summer)

MSW734 Field Placement III (Must be taken with MSW734)- 3 credits
MSW735 Field Placement Seminar III (Must be taken with MSW733) – 3 credits
MSW736 Advanced Practice Colloquium – 3 credits

Total Credits = 60

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