Traditional Master of Social Work (MSW) Program

Full Time

Completed in 16 months, this accelerated 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 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 24 hours a week of social work internship. 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 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. Students interested in the Palm Beach Gardens Full-time program will attend classes on Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30am – 3:30pm. Field Education will be completed on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.

Curriculum

Semester 1Semester 2
An Introduction to the SW Profession (3 credits)Models of Intervention in Clinical SW Practice (3 credits)
Ways of Knowing for SW Practice (3 credits)Human Development (3 credits)
Direct Practice Skills in Social Work I: A Trauma-Informed, Strength-Based Framework (3 credits)Direct Practice Skills in Social Work II: A Trauma-Informed, Strength-Based Framework (3 credits)
Social Work Macro and Policy Practice: Poverty, Oppression and Trauma (3 credits)Introduction to Trauma and Resilience (3 credits)
Field Education I (3 credits)
(140 hours)
Field Education II (4 credits)
(280 hours)
# of Credits -15# of Credits - 16
Semester 3Semester 4
Psychopathology (3 credits)Advanced Clinical SW Practice with Groups (3 credits)
Advanced Clinical SW Practice with Individuals (3 credits)Evaluation of Clinical SW Practice (3 credits)
Advanced Clinical SW Practice with Families (3 credits)Leadership, Advocacy and Policy Practice (3 credits)
Mind Body Connection: The Neurobiology of Clinical Practice (3 credits)SW Focused Practice Course
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 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. This program is offered at the Miami Campus Only.

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 normally during evening hours (Tues. 6:30pm – 9:30pm & Thurs. 6:30pm – 9:30pm). Field education will be assigned for completion during the week.

Semester 1Semester 2Semester 3
An Introduction to SW Profession (3 credits)Direct Practice Skills in Social Work I: A Trauma-Informed, Strength-Based Framework (3 credits)Direct Practice Skills in Social Work II: A Trauma-Informed, Strength-Based Framework (3 credits)
Ways of Knowing for SW Practice (3 credits)Social Work Macro and Policy Practice: Poverty, Oppression and Trauma (3 credits)Human Development (3 credits)
Field Education I (3 credits)
(140 hours)
Field Education II (A) (2 credits)
(140 hours)
# OF CREDITS - 6# of Credits - 9# of Credits - 8
Semester 4Semester 5Semester 6
Models of Intervention in Clinical SW Practice (3 credits)Psychopathology (3 credits)Mind Body Connection: The Neurobiology of Clinical Practice (3 credits)
Introduction to Trauma and Resilience (3 credits)Advanced Clinical SW Practice with Individuals (3 credits)Advanced Clinical SW Practice with Families (3 credits)
Field Education II (B) (2 credits) (140 hours)Field Education III (A) (2 credits) (140 hours)Field Education III (B) (2 credits) (140 hours)
# of Credits – 8# of Credits - 8# of Credits - 8
Semester 7Semester 8
Advanced Clinical SW Practice with Groups (3 credits)Evaluation in Clinical SW Practice (3 credits)
SW---Focused Practice Course (3 credits)Leadership, Advocacy and Policy 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