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MSW Required Programs of Study

A. Full-Time Program Option, Required Plan of Study
First Year Foundation Curriculum
Fall Semester Credits
SocW430 Practice I: Generalist Practice wth Individuals, Families & Groups 3
SocW410 Human Behavior and the Social Environment 3
SocW460 Research I: Social Work Research 3
SocW570, Field Instruction I 5
Total
14
Spring Semester  
SocW431 Practice II: Generalist Practice with Task Groups, Organizations, & Communities 3
Socw411 Social Work in a Multicultural Society 3
SocW420 Policy I: Social Welfare Policy & Services 3
SocW571 Field Instruction II 3
Total
14


B. Part-Time P.M. Program Option, Required Plan of Study
First Two Years Foundation Curriculum
First Year, Fall Semester Credits
SocW410 Human Behavior and the Social Environment 3
SocW420 Policy I: Social Welfare Policy & Services 3
Total
6
First Year, Spring Semester    
Socw411 Social Work in a Multicultural Society 3
SocW460 Research I: Social Work Research 3
Total
6
Second Year, Fall Semester    
SocW430, Practice I: Generalist Practice wth Individuals, Families & Groups 3
Elective (Open) 3
SocW 570 Field Instruction I (for Option 1)*  
Total
6
Second Year, Spring Semester    
SocW431, Practice II: Generalist Practice with Task Groups, Organizations, & Communities 3
Elective (Open) 3
SocW 570 Field Instruction I (for Option 2)*  
Total
6
Second Year, Summer Semester  
SocW 570 Field Instruction I (for Option 3) 5
SocW 571 Field Instruction II (for Options 2 and 3) 5
Total
10

*Students have the options of (1) beginning SocW 570 in the fall of the second year (in addition to their other courses) and SocW 571 in the spring (in addition to their other courses), or (2) beginning SocW 570 in the spring (in addition to their other courses) and completing it and SocW 571 in the summer term. Such students must register for 570 in the spring and 571 in the summer (see Note below), or (3) registering for both 570 and 571 in the summer. Students must receive approval of their option from the director of field instruction.

Note: PM-Extended Study Option students needing additional credits to qualify for federal financial aid may take electives for which they have prerequisites. See your advisor.

Required Plan of Study
Second Year Concentration Curriculum


Child & Family Concentration Requirements  
Fall Semester   Credits
SocW 582 Practice III: Children & Family Services 3
SocW 552 Policy II: Children & Family Services 3
Elective (if not taken prior) 3
SocW572 Field Instruction III 8
Total
17
Spring Semester  
SocW 583 Practice IV: Chilren & Family Services 3
Elective (if not taken prior)  
Research II (Select from SocW 563, SocW 565, and SocW 567) 3
SocW573 Field Instruction IV 8
Total
17

Community Health and Urban Development (CHUD) Requirements
Fall Semester Credits
SocW 519 Practice III: Community Health and Urban Development
3
SocW 531 Policy II:
Community Health and Urban Development
3
Elective (if not taken prior) 3
SocW 572 Field Instruction III
8
Total
17
Spring Semester  
SocW 520 Practice IV:
Community Health and Urban Development
3
Research II (Select from SocW 563, SocW 565, and SocW 567)
3
Elective (if not taken prior) 3
Social 573 Field Instruction IV
8
Total
17

Mental Health Concentration Requirements
Fall Semester Credits
SocW 586 Practice III: Mental Health 3
SocW 554 Policy II: Mental Health 3
Elective (if not taken prior) 3
SocW 572 Field Instruction III 8
Total
17
Spring Semester  
Socw587, Practice IV: Mental Health 3
Research II (select from SocW 563, SocW 565, and SocW 567) 3
Elective (if not taken prior) 3
SocW 573 Field Instruction IV 8
Total
17

School Social Work Concentration Requirements
Fall Semester Credits
SocW 588 Practice III: School Social Work 3
SocW 551 Policy II: School Social Work 3
SPED 410 Exceptional Children 3
SocW 572 Field Instruction III 8
Total
17
Spring Semester  
SocW 589 Practice IV: School Social Work 3
Research II (SocW 565: School Social Work Research) 3
Elective (if not taken prior) 3
SocW 573 Field Instruction IV 8
Total
17

All school social work concentration students are required to take SocW565, School Social Work Research, unless the SocW567 alternative.  565-School Social Work Research is not open to students from other concentrations. As an alternative to the above research course, the requirement for Research II can  be met with SocW567, Research Project, a substantial, year-long  project which  requires a  planning and approval process starting in the spring prior to the concentration.  See SocW567under MSW Course Descriptions.