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 – 15.5 credits

Session 1Session 2
SWGS 6040 Integrating Human Rights and Justice in Practice (3 credits)
SWGS 6305 Social Work Skills Lab (3 credits)
• SWGS 6901 Generalist Field Instruction (3.5 credits) and SWGS 6911 Generalist Field Advisement Sessions (0 credits)
SWGS 6323 Social Work Practice with Individuals Across the Lifespan (3 credits)
SWGS 6005 Contemporary Social Welfare Policy (3 credits)
• SWGS 6901 Generalist Field Instruction (3.5 credits) and SWGS 6911 Generalist Field Advisement Sessions (0 credits) continued

Term 2 – 15.5 credits

Session 1Session 2
SWGS 6320 Social Work Practice with Organizations and Communities (3 Credits)
SWGS 6324 Social Work Practice with Families and Groups Across the Lifespan (3 credits)
• SWGS 6901 Generalist Field Instruction (3.5 credits) and SWGS 6911 Generalist Field Advisement Sessions (0 credits)
SWGS 6440 Advanced Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis (3 credits)
SWGS 6803 Applied Social Work Research and Evaluation (3 credits)
• SWGS 6901 Generalist Field Instruction (3.5 credits) and SWGS 6911 Generalist Field Advisement Sessions (0 credits) continued

Term 3 – 15.5 credits

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

Term 4 – 15.5 credits

Session 1Session 2
Elective #5 (3 credits)
Elective #6 (3 credits)
• SWGS 6902 Specialist Field Instruction (3.5 credits) and SWGS 6912 Specialist Field Advisement Sessions (0 credits)
Elective #7 (3 credits)
Elective #8 (3 credits)
• SWGS 6902 Specialist Field Instruction (3.5 credits) and SWGS 6912 Specialist Field Advisement Sessions (0 credits) continued
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6 Term (Part-Time) Example Plan of Study

Term 1 – 6 credits

Term 2 – 6 credits

Term 3 – 9.5 credits

Session 1Session 2
SWGS 6305 Social Work Skills Lab (3 credits)
• SWGS 6901 Generalist Field Instruction (3.5 credits) and SWGS 6911 Generalist Field Advisement Sessions (0 credits)
SWGS 6323 Social Work Practice with Individuals Across the Lifespan (3 credits)
• SWGS 6901 Generalist Field Instruction (3.5 credits) and SWGS 6911 Generalist Field Advisement Sessions (0 credits) continued

Term 4 – 9.5 credits

Session 1Session 2
SWGS 6324 Social Work Practice with Families and Groups Across the Lifespan (3 credits)
• SWGS 6901 Generalist Field Instruction (3.5 credits) and SWGS 6911 Generalist Field Advisement Sessions (0 credits)
SWGS 6440 Advanced Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis (3 credits)
• SWGS 6901 Generalist Field Instruction (3.5 credits) and SWGS 6911 Generalist Field Advisement Sessions (0 credits) continued

Term 5 – 15.5 credits

Session 1Session 2
Elective #1 from Organizations & Communities domain (3 credits)
Elective #2 from Evaluation 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)
Elective #4 from Policy Practice & Advocacy domain (3 credits)
• SWGS 6902 Specialist Field Instruction (3.5 credits) and SWGS 6912 Specialist Field Advisement Sessions (0 credits) continued

Term 6 – 15.5 credits

Session 1Session 2
Elective #5 (3 credits)
Elective #6 (3 credits)
• SWGS 6902 Specialist Field Instruction (3.5 credits) and SWGS 6912 Specialist Field Advisement Sessions (0 credits)
Elective #7 (3 credits)
Elective #8 (3 credits)
• SWGS 6902 Specialist Field Instruction (3.5 credits) and SWGS 6912 Specialist Field Advisement Sessions (0 credits) continued
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8 Term (Part-Time) Example Plan of Study

Term 1 – 6 credits

Term 2 – 6 credits

Term 3 – 9.5 credits

Session 1Session 2
SWGS 6305 Social Work Skills Lab (3 credits)
• SWGS 6901 Generalist Field Instruction (3.5 credits) and SWGS 6911 Generalist Field Advisement Sessions (0 credits)
SWGS 6323 Social Work Practice with Individuals Across the Lifespan (3 credits)
• SWGS 6901 Generalist Field Instruction (3.5 credits) and SWGS 6911 Generalist Field Advisement Sessions (0 credits) continued

Term 4 – 9.5 credits

Session 1Session 2
SWGS 6324 Social Work Practice with Families and Groups Across the Lifespan (3 credits)
• SWGS 6901 Generalist Field Instruction (3.5 credits) and SWGS 6911 Generalist Field Advisement Sessions (0 credits)
SWGS 6440 Advanced Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis (3 credits)
• SWGS 6901 Generalist Field Instruction (3.5 credits) and SWGS 6911 Generalist Field Advisement Sessions (0 credits) continued

Term 5 – 9.5 credits

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

Term 6 – 9.5 credits

Session 1Session 2
Elective #3 from Evaluation domain (3 credits)
• SWGS 6902 Specialist Field Instruction (3.5 credits) and SWGS 6912 Specialist Field Advisement Sessions (0 credits)
Elective #4 from Policy Practice & Advocacy domain (3 credits)
• SWGS 6902 Specialist Field Instruction (3.5 credits) and SWGS 6912 Specialist Field Advisement Sessions (0 credits) continued

Term 7 – 6 credits

Term 8 – 6 credits

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