MSW Regular Program Graduation Plan: Full-Time

Pursuing advancement in social work

The regular standing program is for students who have a bachelor’s degree in a field other than social work. This program involves a total of 62 graduate credit hours, which includes two field practicum placements in the community.

The courses for this program begin in fall of the year the student is accepted; it should take two years to complete the full-time program. The regular standing full-time option is currently available on the Springfield,campus.

You are required to meet with your advisor when scheduling classes. The course rotation page provides information about when classes will be offered.


Sample schedule

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 (fall)

CoursesHours
SWK 705 Human Behavior and Social Environment3
SWK 710 Foundations in Social Work Practice with Individuals3
SWK 715 Social Welfare Policy and Services3
SWK 725 Foundations in Social Work Practice with Families and Groups3
Total hours12

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
SWK 726 Foundations in Social Work Practice with Communities and Organizations3
SWK 730 Perspectives in Human Diversity and Societal Systems3
SWK 740 Field Practicum I (300-450 hours)7-10
Total hours13-16

Third semester (summer)

CoursesHours
SWK 740 Field Practicum I (0-150 hours)*0-3
SWK 750 Human Behavior and Family Systems3
SWK 746 Foundations in Social Work Research3
Total hours6-9

Fourth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
SWK 754 Perspectives on Individual and Family Health Assessment3
SWK 755 Family Health Social Work Practice I3
SWK 760 Family Health Policy3
SWK 797 Applications in Social Work Research3
Total hours12

Fifth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
SWK 756 Family Health Social Work Practice II3
SWK 780 Field Practicum II (350-525 hours)7-10
SWK elective3
Total hours13-16

Sixth semester (summer)

CoursesHours
SWK 780 Field Practicum II (0-175 hours)*0-3
Total hours0-3

*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.