The MSW requires completion of 66-degree credits, which includes a field practicum in each quarter. The program is designed to be full-time and completed in two years. The 2-Year MSW degree begins with a generalist practice curriculum. The generalist practice curriculum is designed to prepare students to practice according to the purpose of the social work profession as articulated by Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS).
The second year of study in the 2-Year MSW degree provides students with the opportunity to develop advanced knowledge and skills in clinical social work. Students are required to take three clinical practice courses covering theory and skills necessary for work with individuals, families, and groups. Given the central role of advocacy to achieve social and economic justice at all levels of practice, second-year students also take Advanced Social Welfare Policy Practice for Advocacy. They may specialize within a field of practice through a pairing of an elective and field practicum site.
Electives: Students choose from a variety of course offerings for two electives (6 credits) during the specialized practice year.