College of Health Sciences and Human Services

Program Pathways

MSW 2020 Three Year Pathway

Cohort year is based on the year the student begins the Program.

First Year, Fall 2020

  • SW 501 - Diversity & Social Justice
  • SW 510 - Foundations of Social Work
  • SW 540 - Cross-Cultural Human Behavior in the Social Environment

First Year, Spring 2021

  • SW 531 - Generalist Practice III: Community and Organizational Practice
  • SW 550 - Social Work Research
  • SW 570 - Social Policy and Analysis
  • SW Elective if not taken during summer or winter

Summer (Optional): Depending on faculty availability

  • SW Elective

Second Year, Fall 2021

  • SW 520 - Social Work Generalist Practice: Individuals and Families
  • SW Elective
  • SW 596* - Field Practicum I (Monthly)

Winter (Optional): Depending on faculty availability

  • SW Elective

Second Year, Spring 2022

  • SW 530 - Social Work Generalist Practice: Groups
  • SW 598* - Field Practicum II (Monthly)
  • SW 670 - Social Policy & Advocacy
  • SW Elective if not taken during summer or winter

Summer (Optional): Depending on faculty availability

  • SW Elective

Third Year, Fall 2022

  • SW 600 - Applied Social Work Research Project I
  • SW 696* - Advanced Field Practicum II (Monthly)
  • SW 620 - Advanced Generalist Practice: Engagement and Assessment

Winter (Optional): Depending on faculty availability

  • SW Elective

Third Year, Spring 2023

  • SW 601 or SW Elective - Elective or SW 601 Applied Social Work Research Project II (SW 601 depends upon future Program administrative decision.)
  • SW 630 - Advanced Generalist Practice: Intervention and Evaluation
  • SW 698* - Advanced Field Practicum II

*Field Practicum is agency-based and Integrative Seminar meets monthly

**Title IVE students refer to list of selected electives

MSW Electives

Students must complete a minimum of three electives. Of those three electives; none, one, but no more than two can be Foundation electives. At least one of the three electives needs to be an Advanced Practice elective. Foundation electives are numbered in the 500s while Advanced Practice electives are numbered in the 600s. A list of electives can be found below.

For the past two years, the Department of Social Work has been offering students the option to take Applied Social Work Research Project in either one course or two consecutive courses. If Applied Social Work Research Project is completed in one semester then a fourth elective will be needed. If Applied Social Work Research Project is completed in two semesters, the second semester will be an independent study, and a fourth elective is not needed. A total of 60 units are needed to graduate.

Complete none, one, or up to two of the following Foundation elective courses:

  • SW 561 - Leadership & Administration
  • SW 562 - Social Work with Latino Families
  • SW 563 - Social Work Conflict Resolution
  • SW 564 - Trauma-Informed Practice
  • SW 565 - School Social Work
  • SW 566 - Crafting a Grant Proposal

Complete at least one of the following Advance Practice elective courses:

  • SW 610 - Social Work Practice in Behavioral Health
  • SW 611 - Social Work with Children, Youth, & Families
  • SW 612 - Gerontological Social Work
  • SW 660 - Substance Abuse Intervention
  • SW 662 - Family Therapy
  • SW 663 - Crisis Intervention
  • SW 664 - Advanced Models of Clinical Practice
  • SW 666 - Integrated Health Care
  • SW 669 - Veterans & Military Families