Traditional Program

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This program is for those applicants who have either received an undergraduate degree in a field other than Social Work OR a BSW degree more than 5 years ago. The Traditional student cohort starts every fall, with a deadline of February 15th of each year. Students complete a total of 51 credit hours.

Students choose to focus on two main areas of concentration: Families and Children OR Older Adults. This choice effects two courses, one focuses on social work practice and the other on social work policy. Students typically choose to complete their field placement in a field that aligns with this concentration. Students complete a total of 900 hours in their two field placements.

Full-time Traditional Program of Study

Fall Semester Year 1

  • FSW 613 Ethics, Professionalism, and Self Care (3CH)
  • FSW 615 Cultural Competency in SW Practice (3CH)
  • FSW 616 Graduate SW Research I (3CH)
  • FSW 617 Human Behavior & Social Environment  (3CH)
  • FSW 621 SW Practice I (3CH)

15 hours total

Spring Semester Year 1

  • FSW 611 Social Welfare Policy I (3CH)
  • FSW 622 Advanced Generalist SW Practice II (3CH)
  • FSW 661 Field Education I (2 CH)
  • FSW 664 Field Education Seminar I (1CH)
  • TBD by student: Elective (3CH)

12 hours total


Fall Semester Year 2

  • FSW 716 Social Work Research II (3 CH)
  • FSW 723 SW Assessment and the DSM (3CH) Concentration Practice course, Choose One:
    • FSW 641: Children & Families Or
    • FSW 645:  Older Adults (3CH)  
  • FSW 762 Field Education II (2 CH)
  • FSW 765 Field Seminar II (1 CH)

12 hours total

Spring Semester Year 2

  • FSW 717 Social Work Capstone (3 CH)
  • FSW 724 Agency Administration (3 CH)
  • Concentration Policy Course, Choose One:
    • FSW 642: Children & Families Or
    • FSW 646:  Older Adults (3CH)   
  • FSW 763 Field Education III (2 CH)
  • FSW 766 Field Seminar III (1 CH)

12 hours total

Part time Traditional Program of Study

Fall Semester Year 1

  • FSW 613 Ethics, Professionalism, and Self-Care (3CH)
  • FSW 617 Human Behavior and Social Environment I (3CH)
  • FSW 616 Graduate Social Work Research I (3CH)

9 hours

Spring Semester Year 1

  • FSW 611 Social Welfare Policy (3CH)
  • Student choice (500 and above): Elective (3CH)
  • FSW 622 Social Work Practice II (3 CH)

9 hours


Fall Semester Year 2

  • FSW 621 Social Work Practice I (3CH)
  • FSW 615 Cultural Competency in Social Work Practice  (3CH)
  • FSW 716 Social Work Research II (3CH)

9 hours

Spring Semester Year 2

  • FSW 724 Agency Administration (3CH)
  • FSW 661 Field Education I (2 CH)
  • FSW 664 Seminar I (1 CH)

6 hours


Fall Semester Year 3

  • FSW 723 SW Assessment and the DSM (3 CH)
  • Concentration Practice Course, Choose One:
    • FSW 641 : Children and Families OR
    • FSW 654:  Older Adults,  (3CH)
  • FSW 762 Field Education II (2 CH)
  • FSW 765 Seminar II (1CH)

9 hours

Spring Semester Year 3

  • FSW 717 Social Work Capstone (3 CH)
  • Concentration Policy Course, Choose One:  
    • FSW 642: Children And Families OR
    • FSW 645:  Older Adults (3CH)
  • FSW 763 Field Education III (2 CH)
  • FSW 766 Field Education Seminar III (1 CH)

9 hours