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

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) Plan of Study

Term 1 - 16.5 credits

Term 1 - 16.5 credits
Session 1 Session 2

Term 2 - 16.5 credits

Term 2 - 16.5 credits
Session 1 Session 2

Term 3 - 16.5 credits

Term 3 - 16.5 credits
Session 1 Session 2

Term 4 - 16.5 credits

Term 4 - 16.5 credits
Session 1 Session 2
  • Elective #1 (3 credits)
  • Elective #2 (3 credits)
  • Fieldwork and Integrative Seminar II (4.5 credits, 21 hours field education per week)
  • Elective #3 (3 credits)
  • Elective #4 (3 credits)
  • Fieldwork and Integrative Seminar II continued (21 hours field education per week)

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6 Term (Part-Time) Plan of Study

Term 1 - 6 credits

Term 1 - 6 credits
Session 1 Session 2

Term 2 - 9 credits

Term 2 - 9 credits
Session 1 Session 2

Term 3 - 9 credits

Term 3 - 9 credits
Session 1 Session 2

Term 4 - 9 credits

Term 4 - 9 credits
Session 1 Session 2

Term 5 - 16.5 credits

Term 5 - 16.5 credits
Session 1 Session 2

Term 6 - 16.5 credits

Term 6 - 16.5 credits
Session 1 Session 2
  • Elective #1 (3 credits)
  • Elective #2 (3 credits)
  • Fieldwork and Integrative Seminar II (4.5 credits, 21 hours field education per week)
  • Elective #3 (3 credits)
  • Elective #4 (3 credits)
  • Fieldwork and Integrative Seminar II continued (21 hours field education per week)

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8 Term (Part-Time) Plan of Study

Term 1 - 6 credits

Term 1 - 6 credits
Session 1 Session 2

Term 2 - 9 credits

Term 2 - 9 credits
Session 1 Session 2

Term 3 - 9 credits

Term 3 - 9 redits
Session 1 Session 2

Term 4 - 9 credits

Term 4 - 9 credits
Session 1 Session 2

Term 5 - 9 credits

Term 5 - 9 credits
Session 1 Session 2

Term 6 - 9 credits

Term 6 - 9 credits
Session 1 Session 2

Term 7 - 9 credits

Term 7 - 9 credits
Session 1 Session 2
  • Elective #1 (3 credits)
  • Fieldwork and Integrative Seminar II (3 credits, 16 hours field education per week)
  • Elective #2 (3 credits)

Term 8 - 6 credits

Term 8 - 6 credits
Session 1 Session 2
  • Elective #3 (3 credits)
  • Elective #4 (3 credits)

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