Saturday Part Time Master of Social Work (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
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