Social Work - Master of Social Work (Full-Time) (Online)

The requirements for the Master of Social Work degree include 60 credits of designated graduate courses; a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in all courses and practicums.

Note that all social work courses must be taken in sequence. Successful completion of course work for each semester is a prerequisite for the course work of the following semester.

An integral part of a graduate social work program is completing practicums. For those enrolled in the two-year and three-year programs, two practicum placements totaling 950 hours will be required. For those students entering the program with advanced standing, one practicum placement is required, totaling 500 hours in the field. Students are offered a wide range of practicum sites from which to choose. Students should be prepared to travel some distance and be responsible for their own transportation costs.

Application Deadlines

The priority deadline for completed applications is January 15 for fall admission.  Applications received after January 15 will only be reviewed on a space-available basis. Please apply by January 15 for full consideration. 

Course of Study

Full-Time Program (60 credits)

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
SOWK 5110 Sociocultural Concepts and Populations of the Southwest 3
SOWK 5135 Human Behavior in the Social Environment 3
SOWK 5165 Generalist Social Work Practice 3
SOWK 5180 Generalist Practicum Experience I 3
SOWK 5181 Generalist Practicum Seminar I 3
SOWK 5230 Applied Social Work Research 3
SOWK 5320 Practice with Individuals 3
SOWK 5155 Social Policy Issues, Analysis and Change 3
SOWK 5190 Generalist Practicum Experience II 3
SOWK 5191 Generalist Practicum Seminar II 3
Second Year
SOWK 5330 Practice with Groups 3
SOWK 5310 Social Work Mental Health Practice 3
SOWK 5260 Social Work Skills Application 2 1
SOWK 5280 Advanced Generalist Practicum Experience I 3
SOWK 5281 Advanced Generalist Practicum Seminar I 2
5000-level graduate elective 1 3
SOWK 5340 Practice with Families 3
SOWK 5350 Practice with Organizations and Communities 3
SOWK 5994 Final Exit Project 1
SOWK 5290 Advanced Generalist Practicum Experience II 3
SOWK 5291 Advanced Generalist Practicum Seminar II 2
5000-level graduate elective 1 3
 Total Credits60

This requirement can be completed with either an SOWK 5000-level course or any active 5000-level course (for any prefix) within the catalog with approval.


This course can be replaced with HEST 5110 Interprofessional Education and Learning

Related Outside Elective Examples (choose one graduate level)

SOWK elective courses not listed above: Sociology, Anthropology, Education, Special Education, Psychology, Health Science, Family and Consumer Science, Counseling and Education Psychology, Economics, Management, Government, Statistics, Women's Studies, Criminal Justice.