Curriculum | Master of Social Work

Foundation Year One*
 Course Number Course Title Credits
Fall    
SocWk 600 Advanced Standing Prep** 1
SocWk 501 Social Welfare & Social Work 3
SocWk 521 Human Behavior & the Social Environment (HBSE) 3
SocWk 533 Generalist Practice I - Social Work with Individuals 3
SocWk 541 Foundation Field Practicum I 4
SocWk 561 Influencing Social Policy 3
  Total Credits 16
Spring
SocWk 511 Human Rights & Social Justice 3
SocWk 534 Generalist Practice II - Social Work with Families & Groups 3
SocWk 535 Generalist Practice III - Social Work in Communities 3
SocWk 551 Research Methods 3
SocWk 542 Foundation Field Practicum II 4
  Total Credits 16
Year Two: Latino Families and Cultures Concentration
Fall
SocWk 611 Latino Families & Cultures 3
SocWk 619 Program Evaluation Seminar 1.5
SocWk 620 Thesis Preparation Seminar 1.5
SocWk 661 Mental Health Diagnosis 3
SocWk 652 Social Ecology of Wellness 3
SocWk 643 Advanced Field Practicum III 4
  Total Credits 16
Winter
SocWk 631 Immersion in Latin America (pre-requisites: SocWk 601 & 611) 3
  Total Credits 3
Spring
SocWk 622 MSW Thesis 3
SocWk 644 Advanced Field Practicum IV 4
SocWk 671 Advanced Therapeutic Approaches 3
SocWk 683 Migration & Human Rights 1.5
SocWk 685 Beyond the Cycle of Violence 3
SocWk 688 International Social Work 1.5
  Total Credits 16
Year Two: Health & Wellness Concentration
Fall
SockWk 611 Latino Families & Cultures 3
SocWk 619 Program Evaluation Seminar 1.5
SocWk 620 Thesis Preparation Seminar 1.5
SocWk 661 Mental Health Diagnosis 3
SocWk 684 Grief & Loss 3
SocWk 643 Advanced Field Practicum III 4
  Total Credits 16
Spring
SocWk 622 MSW Thesis 3
SocWk 671 Advanced Therapeutic Approaches 3
SocWk 680 Integrated Health Care 1.5
SocWk 687 Addictions & Society 3
SocWk 689 Social Work Administration 1.5
SocWk 644 Practicum/Seminar IV 4
  Total Credits 16

*Students who have completed a BSW degree within five years prior to beginning the MSW program may apply for Advanced Standing status and, if accepted, waive the entire (first) Foundation Year of the curriculum. After taking SocWk 600, they begin the program in Year 2 (the Concentration Year). Only students possessing a BSW degree from a CSWE accredited program may be admitted to advanced standing status.

**SocWk 600 is required for “Advanced Standing” students who have not been enrolled in a BSW program a year or longer prior to the fall of their Concentration Year in the MSW program.