The framework and sequencing of the MSW curriculum is guided by
the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
Required courses are categorized as either foundation or
advanced. You must successfully complete all required foundation
level courses prior to enrolling in any advanced course. You may
enroll in electives, including those taken online, at any time.
Our foundation curriculum is organized into five sequences:
Policy and Diversity (SW500, SW503); Human Behavior in the Social
Environment (SW505, SW506); Research (SW510, SW514); Interventions
(SW520, SW521); and Field Education (SW 550, SW551). All courses
are 3 credits each unless otherwise noted.
Building upon the skills and knowledge gained in your foundation
year, the advanced year curriculum allows you to individualize your
study to reflect the practice areas that interest you most.
The advanced year includes the following required courses:
The advanced interventions courses are aimed at cultivating
advanced social work skills and practice modalities in diverse
settings and with diverse systems. You are required to take one
advanced interventions course. All courses are 3 credits each.
The advanced topic analysis courses reflect our commitment to
community-based practice in agency settings with diverse
populations, to strengthening the social functioning of people and
to creating just and effective policies and programs. You are
required to take two advanced topic analysis courses. All courses
are 3 credits each.
All courses are 3 credits each unless otherwise noted.