MSW Regular Program Degree 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; it should take four years to complete the part-time program. The regular standing part-time option is available on the Springfield, Joplin, and West Plains campuses.

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


Sample schedule

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours6
SWK 705 Human Behavior and Social Environment 3
SWK 710 Foundations in Social Work Practice with Individuals 3

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours6
SWK 726 Foundations in Social Work Practice with Communities and Organizations 3
SWK 730 Perspectives in Human Diversity and Societal Systems 3

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours6
SWK 715 Social Welfare Policy and Services 3
SWK 725 Foundations in Social Work Practice with Families and Groups 3

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours10-13
SWK 740 Field Practicum I (300-450 hours) 7-10

Fifth semester (summer)

CoursesHours
Total hours3-6
SWK 740 Field Practicum I (0-150 hours)* 0-3
SWK 750 Human Behavior and Family Systems 3

Sixth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours6
SWK 754 Perspectives on Individual and Family Health Assessment 3
SWK 755 Family Health Social Work Practice I 3

Seventh semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours6
SWK 756 Family Health Social Work Practice II 3
SWK elective 3

Eighth semester(Summer)

CoursesHours
Total hours3
SWK 746 Foundations in Social Work Research 3

Ninth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours6
SWK 760 Family Health Policy 3
SWK 797 Applications in Social Work Research 3

Tenth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours7-10
SWK 780 Social Work Field Practicum II 3-10

Eleventh semester (spring)

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.