MSW Regular Program Degree 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.


Sample schedule

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours12
SWK 705 Human Behavior and Social Environment 3
SWK 710 Foundations in Social Work Practice with Individuals 3
SWK 715 Social Welfare Policy and Services 3
SWK 725 Foundations in Social Work Practice with Families and Groups 3

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours13-16
SWK 726 Foundations in Social Work Practice with Communities and Organizations 3
SWK 730 Perspectives in Human Diversity and Societal Systems 3
SWK 740 Field Practicum I (300-450 hours) 7-10

Third semester (summer)

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

Fourth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours12
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

Fifth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours13-16
SWK 756 Family Health Social Work Practice II 3
SWK 780 Field Practicum II (350-525 hours) 7-10
SWK elective 3

Sixth semester (summer)

CoursesHours
Total hours0-3
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.