Missouri State University

MSW Regular Program Graduation Plan: Part-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 you are accepted; the full-time option typically takes two years to complete versus four years for the part-time option. The regular standing part-time option is available on 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. If you were a new student in 2009-10, view the Regular Standing Part-Time Plan for 2009.


Sample schedule

First semester (fall)

First semester courses Credit hours
SWK 705 Human Behavior and Social Environment3
SWK 710 Foundations in Social Work Practice with Individuals3
Total hours6

Second semester (spring)

Second semester courses Credit hours
SWK 726 Foundations in Social Work Practice with Communities and Organizations3
SWK 730 Perspectives in Human Diversity and Societal Systems3
Total hours6

Third semester (fall)

Fourth semester courses Credit hours
SWK 715 Social Welfare Policy and Services3
SWK 725 Foundations in Social Work Practice with Families and Groups3
Total hours6

Fourth semester (spring)

Fifth semester courses Credit hours
SWK 740 Field Practicum I (300-450 hours)7-10
Total hours10-13

Fifth semester (summer)

Sixth semester courses Credit hours
SWK 740 Field Practicum I (0-150 hours)*0-3
SWK 750 Human Behavior and Family Systems3
Total hours3-6

Sixth semester (fall)

Seventh semester courses Credit hours
SWK 754 Perspectives on Individual and Family Health Assessment3
SWK 755 Family Health Social Work Practice I3
Total hours6

Seventh semester (spring)

Eighth semester courses Credit hours
SWK 756 Family Health Social Work Practice II3
SWK elective3
Total hours6

Eighth semester(Summer)

Ninth semester courses Credit hours
SWK 746 Foundations in Social Work Research3
Total hours3

Ninth semester (fall)

Tenth semester courses Credit hours
SWK 760 Family Health Policy3
SWK 797 Applications in Social Work Research3
Total hours6

Tenth semester (spring)

Eleventh semester courses Credit hours
SWK 780 Social Work Field Practicum II3-10
Total hours7-10

Eleventh semester (spring)

Twelfth semester courses Credit hours
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.