Program Structure

Program Structure for 2021 - 2023 (48 Credits)


The Social Work program is divided into core courses (27 credits), specialized elective courses (6 credits), program elective courses (3 Credits), interdisciplinary courses (3 credits) and a capstone project (3 credits). In addition, 750 clock hours of field education internship (6 credits) are required to obtain the Master of Social Work degree. The detailed two-year plan is as follows:

First Year:

a. First Semester:

i. Direct Social Work Practice

ii. Human Behavior and Social Environment

iii. Social Policy

iv. Research Methods


b. Second Semester:

i. Advanced Direct Social Work Practice

ii. Advanced Human Behavior and Social Environment

iii. Social Policy Analysis and Practice

iv. Data Analysis

v. Field Education I 


Second Year (Community Development)

c. Fall Semester:

i. Foundations of Community Development

ii. Program Evaluation

iii. Field Education II 

iv. Interdisciplinary Course 


d. Spring Semester:

i. Advanced Community Organizing

ii. Program Elective

iii. Capstone Project

iv. Field Education III


Second Year (Clinical Practice)

e. Fall Semester:

i. Clinical Social Work Practice

ii. Program Evaluation

iii. Field Education II

iv. Interdisciplinary Course 


f. Spring Semester:

i. Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice

ii. Program Elective

iii. Capstone Project

iv. Field Education III


Program Elective Courses:

i. Special Topics

ii. Social Work with Displaced Population 

iii. Design and Implementation of Community Development Projects

iv. Social Work and the Law

v. Mental Health in Social Work Settings

vi. Community Leadership and Organizational Management

vii. Social Work with Families 

viii. Social Work and Gerontology

ix. Social Work with Adolescents and Youth