The traditional path to the MSW degree, this program attracts the greatest number of students.
The period of study for this option is four semesters: fall-spring-fall-spring, including 1,200 hours of field learning. The program consists of a generalist practice curriculum followed by a specialized practice curriculum in clinical social work with individuals, families, and groups. Students spend two semesters each in two different field instruction agencies. These centers are selected from among the more than 600 social service agencies affiliated with the School throughout the metropolitan area. The two-year option permits, but does not require, study during the summer term.