Saturday Part Time MSW Program

Completed in approximately 28 months, this program offers 63 credits of social work courses and electives designed to strengthen students’ skills and knowledge through theory and field practice. Our trauma-informed program will prepare students for advanced social work practice and provide training to create leaders and dedicated practitioners. Students will enroll in foundation-level courses followed by an advanced concentration in trauma-informed clinical practice.

Students are required to complete 1000 hours of field education training over the duration of enrollment. This translates into approximately 10 hours a week of social work internship. However, Field Education begins in semester 2 giving students’ additional time to transition into graduate school. Students have the ability to request a ‘two-agency placement’ (split between foundation and concentration levels) allowing for a more diverse practice experience. This program is designed for working professionals. Students will take two courses on Saturday (8:30am – 3:30pm) each semester. Field education will be assigned for completion during the week.

Semester 1Semester 2Semester 3
SW 503 Introduction to SW Profession (3 credits)SW 533 SW in the Social Service Environment (3 credits)SW 539 Human Development (3 credits)
SW 519 Ways of Knowing for SW Practice (3 credits)SW 529 Environmental Context for SW Practice (3 credits)SW 569 Intro to Trauma and Resilience (3 credits)
SW 537 Field Education I (3-credits)SW 577 Field Education II (A) (2 credits)
# of Credits - 6# of Credits - 9# of Credits - 8

Semester 4Semester 5Semester 6
SW 563 Models of Intervention in Clinical SW Practice (3 credits)SW 607 Psychopathology (3 credits)SW Elective (3 credits)
SW 545 Intro to Clinical Assessment in SW Practice (3 credits)SW 611 Advanced Clinical SW Practice with Individuals (3 credits)SW 619 Advanced Clinical SW Practice Families (3 credits)
SW 577 Field Education II (B) (2 credits)SW 675 Field Education III (A) (2 credits)SW 675 Field Education III (B) (2 credits)
# of Credits – 8# of Credits - 8# of Credits - 8

Semester 7Semester 8
SW Elective (3 credits)SW 685 Evaluation in Clinical SW Practice (3 credits)
SW 677 Advanced Clinical SW Practice with Groups (3 credits)SW 687 Leadership, Advocacy and Policy Practice (3 credits)
SW 689 Field Education IV (A) (2 credits)SW 689 Field Education IV (B) (2 credits)
# of Credits – 8# of Credits - 8