Social Work - MS
MSW Clinical Traditional Program
For students who qualify for admission to the MSW Traditional Program, classes shall be taken in the full-time format. Students typically take twelve (12) to sixteen (16) hours per semester (6 hours in summer). Students are required to complete two field experiences. The first internship is a generalist placement (consisting of 432 hours) focusing on the acquisition and development of generalist practice skills using a strengths perspective. The second internship is an advanced clinical placement (512 hours) focusing on the development of advanced clinical social work practice skills. Both the generalist and advanced clinical field placements are completed in a full-time format, each placement being performed during one full semester. It typically takes a student 5 semesters (about 2 years) to complete the 61 credit-hour program. The plan of study is attached.
MSW Clinical Advanced Standing Program
Students who have earned an undergraduate degree in Social Work from a program that is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, qualify for admission to the MSW Advanced Standing Program. Classes shall be taken in the full-time format. Students typically take twelve (12) to fifteen (15) hours per semester (9 hours in summer). These students will complete one internship, an advanced clinical placement (512 hours) that focuses on the development of advanced clinical social work practice skills. This internship will be completed in a part-time format across two semesters. It typically takes a student 3 semesters (1 year) to complete the 39 credit-hour program. The plan of study is attached.
Students will choose from 3 (Traditional Program) to 5 (Advanced Standing) electives. The list of electives is attached.