Advanced Standing Course Sequences

The Advanced Standing online MSW offers two plans of study:

Learn more about the time commitment for each plan of study in the advanced standing program.

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Terms and Sessions

The number of total and weekly field placement hours shown below are subject to change.

Depending on your plan of study, the number of courses and field education hours you complete each term will vary. Your coursework for each term is split into two eight-week mini-sessions, allowing you to focus on fewer classes at a time while balancing your other lifestyle needs.

View how terms and sessions are organized for your desired plan of study below. 

2 Term (Full-Time) Example Plan of Study

Term 1 – 15.5 credits

Session 1Session 2
Elective #1 from Organizations & Communities domain (3 credits)
Elective #2 from Evaluation & Research domain (3 credits)
• SWGS 6902 Specialist Field Instruction (3.5 credits) and SWGS 6912 Specialist Field Advisement Sessions (0 credits)
Elective #3 from Individuals & Families domain (3 credits)
• Advanced Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis (3 credits)
• SWGS 6902 Specialist Field Instruction (3.5 credits) and SWGS 6912 Specialist Field Advisement Sessions (0 credits) continued

Term 2 – 15.5 credits

Session 1Session 2
Elective #4 from Policy Practice Domain (3 credits)
Elective #5 (3 credits)
• SWGS 6902 Specialist Field Instruction (3.5 credits) and SWGS 6912 Specialist Field Advisement Sessions (0 credits)
Elective #6 (3 credits)
Elective #7 (3 credits)
• SWGS 6902 Specialist Field Instruction (3.5 credits) and SWGS 6912 Specialist Field Advisement Sessions (0 credits) continued

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4 Term (Part-Time) Example Plan of Study

Term 1 – 6 credits

Session 1Session 2
• Advanced Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis (3 credits)

Term 2 – 6 credits

Session 1Session 2
Elective #2 (3 credits)
Elective #3 (3 credits)

Term 3 – 9.5 credits

Session 1Session 2
Elective #4 Organizations & Communities (3 credits)
• SWGS 6902 Specialist Field Instruction (3.5 credits) and SWGS 6912 Specialist Field Advisement Sessions (0 credits)
Elective #5 Individuals & Families domain (3 credits)
• SWGS 6902 Specialist Field Instruction (3.5 credits) and SWGS 6912 Specialist Field Advisement Sessions (0 credits) continued

Term 4 – 9.5 credits

Session 1Session 2
Elective #6 Policy Practice Domain (3 credits)
• SWGS 6902 Specialist Field Instruction (3.5 credits) and SWGS 6912 Specialist Field Advisement Sessions (0 credits)
Elective #7 (3 credits)
• SWGS 6902 Specialist Field Instruction (3.5 credits) and SWGS 6912 Specialist Field Advisement Sessions (0 credits) continued

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