MSW Two-year Full-time Program

The Two-year Full-time MSW Program is the largest and most popular of our MSW program offerings. Students should expect a full week of graduate level coursework and field education throughout the academic year. Courses are formatted in a linear structure, beginning exclusively in the fall semester and continuing for two years with most students graduating in May of their second year. While it is possible to manage the full-time MSW program and employment, it is suggested that full-time employment be postponed until after graduation to reduce stress and increase the likelihood that students will be able to meet program requirements. 

MSW students in the full-time program take four courses per semester or eight courses per academic year.

 

First Year

Fall Semester

 SWRK 202 Social Work & Diverse Population

SWRK 204A Social Work Practice I

SWRK 235A Theoretical Bases of Social Behavior

SWRK 250 Social Welfare Policy & Services

SWRK 295A Field Instruction

Spring Semester

 SWRK 204B Social Work Practice II

SWRK 210 Methods Social Research

SWRK 235B Theoretical Bases of Social Behavior

SWRK ### First Elective

SWRK 295B Field Instruction



Second Year (Specialization)

Behavioral Health

Fall Semester

SWRK 206A Multi-level Prac Behav Health

SWRK 296A Field Inst Behav Health

SWRK ### Second Elective

SWRK ### Third Elective

SWRK 500 (Culminating Experience) or SWRK 501 (Advanced Research Methods)

Spring Semester

SWRK 206B Multi-level Prac Behav Health

SWRK 252 Adv Policy Behav Health

SWRK 296B Field Inst Behav Health

SWRK 500 (Culminating Experience) or SWRK 502 (Integrative Capstone Project)

Children & Families

Fall Semester

SWRK 207A Multi Lev Prac Child & Fam

SWRK ### Second Elective

SWRK ### Third Elective

SWRK 297A Field Inst Chld & Fam

SWRK 500 (Culminating Experience) or SWRK 501 (Advanced Research Methods)

Spring Semester

SWRK 207B Multi Lev Prac Chld & Fam

SWRK 253 Adv Policy Chld & Fam

SWRK 297B Field Inst Chld & Fam

SWRK 500 (Culminating Experience) or SWRK 502 (Integrative Capstone Project)

Health & Aging

Fall Semester

SWRK 208A Multi Lev Prac Health & Aging

SWRK ### Second Elective

SWRK ### Third Elective

SWRK 298A Field Inst Health & Aging

SWRK 500 (Culminating Experience) or SWRK 501 (Advanced Research Methods)

Spring Semester

SWRK 208B Multi Lev Prac Health & Aging

SWRK 254 Adv Policy Health & Aging

SWRK 298B Field Inst Health & Aging

SWRK 500  (Culminating Experience) or SWRK 502 (Integrative Capstone Project)

[1] Suggested elective courses are listed under each specialization here. All elective courses can be substituted except the Advanced Policy course.

 

Field Placement

MSW students complete one field placement during each academic year. MSW I students are in placement 16 hours per week, on Thursdays and Fridays. MSW II students are in placement 24 hours per week on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. Placement begins the 2nd week of the fall semester and continue until mid-May with a three week winter break between December and January. For more information on field placements, click here to view the Field Education FAQs