MSW Advanced Standing Online Degree Plan: Full-Time

This is a sample schedule. Your actual schedule may vary.

Meet with your advisor and review the class schedule before confirming your schedule each semester.

About the degree plan

The advanced standing option of the Master of Social Work (MSW) program requires 34 graduate credit hours to complete. This includes a field practicum placement during your last semester.

Under the full-time plan in advanced standing, you can finish your MSW degree in one year.

You must have an accredited bachelor’s degree in social work to pursue the advanced standing option, along with meeting other admission requirements.

The following degree plan is based on the 2021-22 graduate catalog.

First semester (summer)

Courses Hours
SWK 750 Social Work Practice I: Advanced Generalist Practice with Individuals 3
SWK elective 3
Total hours 6

Second semester (fall)

Courses Hours
SWK 746 Advanced Generalist Social Work Research 3
SWK 754 Advanced Clinical Social Work Assessment 3
SWK 755 Social Work Practice II: Advanced Generalist Practice with Families 3
SWK 760 Advanced Policy and Social Justice 3
Total hours 12

Third semester (spring)

Courses Hours
SWK 756 Social Work Practice III: Advanced Generalist Practice with Groups 3
SWK 780 Social Work Field Practicum and Seminar II 3-10
SWK 757 Social Work Practice IV: Advanced Generalist Practice with Communities and Organizations 3
Total hours 16
Degree plan last reviewed 07-08-2022.