MSW Advanced Standing Graduation Plan: Full-Time
Pursuing advancement in social work
The advanced standing program MSW program is for students who have a Bachelor of Social Work degree from a social work program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. This option involves a total of 34 graduate credit hours, which includes one field practicum placement in the community during the student’s last semester.
The full-time option typically takes one calendar year to complete; you will begin courses in the summer term of the year you are accepted. The full-time option is available at both the Springfield and Joplin campuses.
You are required to meet with your advisor when scheduling classes. The course rotation page provides information about when classes will be offered.
The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.
First semester (summer)
SWK 750 Human Behavior and Family Systems||3|
SWK 746 Foundations in Social Work Research||3|
Second semester (fall)
SWK 754 Perspectives on Individual and Family Health Assessment||3|
SWK 755 Family Health Social Work Practice I||3|
SWK 760 Family Health Policy||3|
SWK 797 Applications in Social Work Research||3|
Third semester (spring)
SWK 756 Family Health Social Work Practice II||3|
SWK 780 Field Practicum II (350-525 hours)||7-10|
Fourth semester (summer)
SWK 780 Field Practicum II (0-175 hours)*||0-3|
*Practicum hours in the summer may only be required if you practicum extends into the summer term. These courses are not required for students completing all practicum hours in the spring term, which is the typical format.