Two-Year Program

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.

Sample Course of Study

First Year (Generalist Practice)

Fall Credits
Social Work Practice I 4
Social Welfare Programs and Policies I 3
Human Behavior in the Social Environment I 3
Diversity, Racism, Oppression, and Privilege 3
Field Instruction I 4
  Total Credits: 17
Spring Credits
Social Work Practice II 3
Human Behavior in the Social Environment II 3
Social Work Research I 3
Practice with Groups 3
Field Instruction II 4
  Total Credits: 16

Second Year (Specialized Practice in Clinical Social Work)

Fall Credits
Human Behavior in the Social Environment III 3
Social Work Practice III 3
Elective 3
Social Work Research II 3
Field Instruction III 4
  Total Credits: 16
Spring Credits
Social Work Practice IV 3
Advanced Social Policy 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Field Instruction IV 4
  Total Credits: 16