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.

Curriculum

Semester 1Semester 2
SW 607 Psychopathology (3 credits)SW 677 Advanced Clinical Practice with Groups (3 credits)
SW 569 Introduction to Trauma & Resilience (3 credits)SW 685 Evaluation of Clinical SW Practice (3 credits)
SW 611 Advanced Clinical SW Practice with Individuals (3 credits)SW 687 Leadership, Advocacy and Policy Practice (3 credits)
SW 619 Advanced Clinical SW Practice with Families (3 credits)SSW 662 Mind Body Connection: The Neurobiology of Clinical Practice (3 credits)
SW 675 Field Education III (4 credits)
(280 hours)
SW 689 Field Education IV (4 credits)
(336 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 (Tues. 6:30pm – 9:30pm & Thurs. 6:30pm – 9:30pm). Field education will be assigned for completion during the week.

Curriculum

Semester 1Semester 2
Introduction to Trauma and Resilience 3crAdvanced Clinical Social Work Practice with Individuals 3cr
Psychopathology 3crAdvanced Clinical Social Work Practice with Families 3cr
Field Education III (A) 2crField Education III (B) 2cr
Semester 3Semester 4
Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice with Groups 3crLeadership, Advocacy and Policy Practice 3cr
Mind Body Connection: Neurobiology of Clinical Practice 3crEvaluation of Clinical Social Work Practice 3cr
Field Education IV (A) 2crField Education IV (B) 2cr
Field Education – 580 hours