Social Work - Master of Social Work (Online)

The requirements for the Master of Social Work degree include 60 credits of designated graduate courses (30 credits of designated graduate courses for those accepted for advanced standing); 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 early decision deadline for completed applications is December 1 for fall admission.  The priority deadline for completed applications is February 1 for fall admission.  The final deadline for completed applications is April 1 for fall admission.  Late applications (those received after February 1) will be reviewed only on a space-available basis; applicants should plan to submit by the priority deadline to ensure full consideration.

The requirements for the Master of Social Work degree include 60 credits of designated graduate courses (30 credits of designated graduate courses for those accepted for advanced standing); 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 early decision deadline for completed applications is December 1 for fall admission.  The priority deadline for completed applications is February 1 for fall admission.  The final deadline for completed applications is April 1 for fall admission.  Late applications, if completed, will be reviewed only on a space-available basis.

Course of Study

Full-Time Program (60 credits)

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
SOWK 5110 Sociocultural Concepts and Populations of the Southwest 3
SOWK 5130 Human Behavior and the Social Environment I 3
SOWK 5160 Generalist Social Work Practice I 3
SOWK 5180 Generalist Practicum Experience I 3
5000-level Elective Course 1 3
 Credits15
Spring
SOWK 5150 Social Problems and Social Welfare Policy 3
SOWK 5140 Human Behavior & the Social Environment II 3
SOWK 5170 Generalist Social Work Practice II 3
SOWK 5120 Social Work Research I 3
SOWK 5190 Generalist Practicum Experience II 3
 Credits15
Second Year
Fall
SOWK 5250 Policy Analysis and Change 3
SOWK 5320 Advanced Practice with Individuals 3
SOWK 5330 Advanced Practice with Groups 3
SOWK 5310 Advanced Social Work Mental Health Practice 3
SOWK 5280 Advanced Generalist Practicum Experience I 3
 Credits15
Spring
SOWK 5340 Advanced Practice with Families 3
SOWK 5350 Advanced Practice with Organizations and Communities 3
SOWK 5220 Social Work Research II 3
SOWK 5290 Advanced Generalist Practicum Experience II 3
5000-level Elective Course 1 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits60
1

This requirement can be completed with either an SOWK 5000-level course or any active 500-level course (for any prefix) within the catalog.

Course of Study: Full-Time Advanced Standing (30 credits)

Full-Time Advanced Standing begins in Summer and then follows the Year Two schedule, with the addition of 3 credits MSW or/outside elective in both fall and spring semesters.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
SOWK 5250 Policy Analysis and Change 3
SOWK 5320 Advanced Practice with Individuals 3
SOWK 5330 Advanced Practice with Groups 3
SOWK 5310 Advanced Social Work Mental Health Practice 3
SOWK 5280 Advanced Generalist Practicum Experience I 3
 Credits15
Spring
SOWK 5340 Advanced Practice with Families 3
SOWK 5350 Advanced Practice with Organizations and Communities 3
SOWK 5220 Social Work Research II 3
SOWK 5290 Advanced Generalist Practicum Experience II 3
5000-level Elective Course 1 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits30
1

This requirement can be completed with either an SOWK 5000-level course or any active 500-level course (for any prefix) within the catalog.

Course of Study: Part-Time Program (60 credits)

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
SOWK 5110 Sociocultural Concepts and Populations of the Southwest 3
SOWK 5130 Human Behavior and the Social Environment I 3
5000-level Elective Course 1 3
 Credits9
Spring
SOWK 5150 Social Problems and Social Welfare Policy 3
SOWK 5140 Human Behavior & the Social Environment II 3
SOWK 5120 Social Work Research I 3
 Credits9
Second Year
Fall
SOWK 5250 Policy Analysis and Change 3
SOWK 5160 Generalist Social Work Practice I 3
SOWK 5180 Generalist Practicum Experience I 3
 Credits9
Spring
SOWK 5170 Generalist Social Work Practice II 3
SOWK 5190 Generalist Practicum Experience II 3
5000-level Elective Course 1 3
 Credits9
Third Year
Fall
SOWK 5320 Advanced Practice with Individuals 3
SOWK 5330 Advanced Practice with Groups 3
SOWK 5310 Advanced Social Work Mental Health Practice 3
SOWK 5280 Advanced Generalist Practicum Experience I 3
 Credits12
Spring
SOWK 5340 Advanced Practice with Families 3
SOWK 5350 Advanced Practice with Organizations and Communities 3
SOWK 5220 Social Work Research II 3
SOWK 5290 Advanced Generalist Practicum Experience II 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits60
1

This requirement can be completed with either an SOWK 5000-level course or any active 500-level course (for any prefix) within the catalog.

Related Outside Elective Examples (choose one graduate level)

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