Advanced Standing Master of Social Work (MSW) Program

Full Time

Applicants that hold an undergraduate degree in social work from a Council on Social Work Education-accredited undergraduate social work program for which their degree was conferred within the past five years can complete their MSW in just 7 months (two full-time semesters). Students accepted into this highly competitive program will enroll in advanced clinical concentration and leadership courses.

Students are required to complete 580 hours of field education training over the duration of enrollment. This translates into approximately 24 hours a week of social work internship. This program is not recommended for individuals that work full-time. Students will take approximately four courses each semester (Tues. 9:30am – 4:30pm & Thurs. 9:30am – 4:30pm). Field education will be assigned for completion on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Some agencies provide internship opportunities during evenings and/or weekends, agencies require that students be available during some regular business hours (M-F, 8-6) for trainings, meetings, and/or supervision. Students are required to attend field placement during regular business hours at least one day per week.

Curriculum

Semester 1Semester 2
Psychopathology (3 credits)Advanced Clinical Practice with Groups (3 credits)
Introduction to Trauma & Resilience (3 credits)Evaluation of Clinical SW Practice (3 credits)
Advanced Clinical SW Practice with Individuals (3 credits)Leadership, Advocacy and Policy Practice (3 credits)
Advanced Clinical SW Practice with Families (3 credits)Mind Body Connection: The Neurobiology of Clinical Practice (3 credits)
Field Education III (4 credits)
(280 hours)
Field Education IV (4 credits)
(300 hours)
# of Credits -16# of Credits - 16

Part Time

Completed in approximately 16 months, this program offers 32 credits of advanced social work courses. Students that hold an undergraduate degree in social work from a Council on Social Work Education-accredited undergraduate social work program for which their degree was conferred within the past five years are eligible to apply. Students accepted into this highly competitive program will enroll in advanced clinical concentration and leadership courses.

Students are required to complete 580 hours of field education training over the duration of enrollment. This translates into approximately 10 hours a week of social work internship. This program is designed for working professionals. Students will take two courses normally during evening hours. Some agencies require that students be available during some regular business hours (M-F, 8-6) for trainings, meetings, and/or supervision. Students are required to attend field placement during regular business hours at least one day per week.

Curriculum

Semester 1Semester 2
Introduction to Trauma and Resilience (3 credits)Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice with Individuals (3 credits)
Psychopathology (3 credits)Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice with Families (3 credits)
Field Education III (A) (2 credits)
(140 hours)
Field Education III (B) (2 credits)
(140 hours)
Semester 3Semester 4
Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice with Groups (3 credits)Leadership, Advocacy and Policy Practice (3 credits)
Mind Body Connection: Neurobiology of Clinical Practice (3 credits)Evaluation of Clinical Social Work Practice (3 credits)
Field Education IV (A) (2 credits)
(150 hours)
Field Education IV (B) (2 credits)
(150 hours)
# of Credits - 8# of Credits - 8