MSW Advanced Standing Degree Plan: Part-Time

Pursuing advancement in social work

The advanced standing program involves a total of 34 graduate credit hours, which includes one field practicum placement in the community during the student's last semester.

Sample Schedule 

The part-time option typically takes two years to complete; you will begin courses in the summer term of the year you are accepted. The part-time option is available at both the Springfield, Joplin, and West Plains campuses.

Summer, Semester 1:   3 hrs.

SWK 750: Social Work Practice I


Fall, Semester 2: 6 hrs.

SWK 754:  Advanced Social Work Assessment

SWK 755: Social Work Practice II


Spring, Semester 3: 3-6 hrs.

SWK 756: Social Work Practice III

Elective: Social Work Elective*


Summer, Semester 4: 0-3 hrs.

Elective: Social Work Elective*


Fall, Semester 5: 6 hrs.

SWK 746: Foundations in Social Work Research

SWK 760: Advanced Policy Practice


Spring, Semester 6: 13 hrs.

SWK 780: Social Work Field Practicum and Seminar II (10 hrs.)

SWK 797: Applications in Social Work Research


*You are required to meet with your advisor when scheduling classes.

Note: 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.