Traditional Course Sequences

The Traditional online MSW offers three plans of study:

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

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.

4 Term (Full-Time) Example Plan of Study

Term 1 – 16.5 credits

Session 1Session 2
SWGS 6040 Integrating Human Rights and Justice in Practice (3 credits)
SWGS 6305 Social Work Skills Lab (3 credits)
• SWGS 6903 Generalist Year Fieldwork Integrative Seminar 1 (4.5 credits)

Term 2 – 16.5 credits

Term 3 – 16.5 credits

Session 1Session 2
Elective #1 from Individuals & Families domain (3 credits)
Elective #2 from Evaluation domain (3 credits)
• SWGS 6904 Specialist Year Fieldwork Integrative Seminar 1 (4.5 credits)

Term 4 – 16.5 credits

Session 1Session 2
Elective #5 (3 credits)
Elective #6 (3 credits)
• SWGS 6904 Specialist Year Fieldwork Integrative Seminar 2 (4.5 credits)
Elective #7 (3 credits)
Elective #8 (3 credits)
• SWGS 6904 Specialist Year Fieldwork Integrative Seminar 2 continued
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6 Term (Part-Time) Example Plan of Study

Term 1 – 6 credits

Term 2 – 6 credits

Term 3 – 10.5 credits

Session 1Session 2
SWGS 6305 Social Work Skills Lab (3 credits)
• SWGS 6903 Generalist Year Fieldwork Integrative Seminar 1 (4.5 credits)
SWGS 6323 Social Work Practice with Individuals Across the Lifespan (3 credits)
• SWGS 6903 Generalist Year Fieldwork Integrative Seminar 1 continued

Term 4 – 10.5 credits

Session 1Session 2
SWGS 6324 Social Work Practice with Families and Groups Across the Lifespan (3 credits)
• SWGS 6903 Generalist Year Fieldwork Integrative Seminar 2 (4.5 credits)
SWGS 6440 Advanced Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis (3 credits)
• SWGS 6903 Generalist Year Fieldwork Integrative Seminar 2 continued

Term 5 – 16.5 credits

Session 1Session 2
Elective #1 from Organizations & Communities domain (3 credits)
Elective #2 from Evaluation domain (3 credits)
• SWGS 6904 Specialist Year Fieldwork Integrative Seminar 1 (4.5 credits)

Term 6 – 16.5 credits

Session 1Session 2
Elective #5 (3 credits)
Elective #6 (3 credits)
• SWGS 6904 Specialist Year Fieldwork Integrative Seminar 2 (4.5 credits)
Elective #7 (3 credits)
Elective #8 (3 credits)
• SWGS 6904 Specialist Year Fieldwork Integrative Seminar 2 continued
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8 Term (Part-Time) Example Plan of Study

Term 1 – 6 credits

Term 2 – 6 credits

Term 3 – 10.5 credits

Session 1Session 2
SWGS 6305 Social Work Skills Lab (3 credits)
• SWGS 6903 Generalist Year Fieldwork Integrative Seminar 1 (4.5 credits)
SWGS 6323 Social Work Practice with Individuals Across the Lifespan (3 credits)
• SWGS 6903 Generalist Year Fieldwork Integrative Seminar 1 continued

Term 4 – 10.5 credits

Session 1Session 2
SWGS 6324 Social Work Practice with Families and Groups Across the Lifespan (3 credits)
• SWGS 6903 Generalist Year Fieldwork Integrative Seminar 2 (4.5 credits)
SWGS 6440 Advanced Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis (3 credits)
• SWGS 6903 Generalist Year Fieldwork Integrative Seminar 2 continued

Term 5 – 10.5 credits

Session 1Session 2
Elective #1 from Organizations & Communities domain (3 credits)
• SWGS 6904 Specialist Year Fieldwork Integrative Seminar 1 (4.5 credits)
Elective #2 from Individuals & Families domain (3 credits)
• SWGS 6904 Specialist Year Fieldwork Integrative Seminar 1 continued

Term 6 – 10.5 credits

Session 1Session 2
Elective #3 from Evaluation domain (3 credits)
• SWGS 6904 Specialist Year Fieldwork Integrative Seminar 2 (4.5 credits)
Elective #4 from Policy Practice & Advocacy domain (3 credits)
• SWGS 6904 Specialist Year Fieldwork Integrative Seminar 2 continued

Term 7 – 6 credits

Term 8 – 6 credits

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