Degree Requirements

Curriculum

The MSW program encourages an in-depth study of students' individual areas of interest. The curriculum values and builds upon the diverse knowledges and resources students bring to the program. The program includes coursework, a practice-based research paper, and a practicum:

Coursework: core courses provide an overview of interests within the social work field, while elective courses allow students to focus on specific interests.

The Practice-Based Research Paper: encourages theoretical and conceptual depth within a student’s particular area of interest.

Practicum: provides experiential training, where students can apply newly acquired techniques and insight.

Degree Requirements

Advanced Standing MSW Program

Candidates for the one year (full–time) or two year (part–time) Advanced Standing MSW Program must fulfill the following requirements as follows:

  • Social Work 5150 3.0 — Critical Perspectives in Social Work
  • Social Work 5250 3.0 — Graduate Research Seminar
  • Social Work 5350 6.0 — Practicum (Pass/Fail)
  • Social Work 5450 3.0 — Practice-based Research Paper Seminar (Pass/Fail)
  • Social Work 5550 3.0 — Indigenous Worldviews and Implications to Social Work

Two elective half courses from the series Social Work 5900 3.00 to 5999 3.0, or approved course from another Graduate Program

Two–Year (Full–Time) MSW Program

Candidates for the 2–year (full–time) MSW Program must fulfill the following requirements: 42 credit hours of coursework (including four 3–credit electives), two practicum placements (12 credits), and a Practice–based Research Paper.

Core (required) courses:
First year core courses

  • SOWK 5010 3.0 — Social Work Theories and Critical Practice Part 1
  • SOWK 5011 3.0 — Social Work Theories and Critical Practice Part 2
  • SOWK 5020 3.0 — History of Social Welfare and Social Work from Critical Perspectives
  • SOWK 5030 3.0 — Oppression and Intersectionality
  • SOWK 5040 3.0 — Social Welfare and Social Policy
  • SOWK 5050 3.0 — Understanding Organizations for Social Work Practice
  • SOWK 5310 6.0 — Practicum

Second year core courses

  • SOWK 5150 3.0 — Critical Perspectives in Social Work
  • SOWK 5250 3.0 — Graduate Research Seminar
  • SOWK 5350 6.0 — Advanced Practicum
  • SOWK 5450 3.0 — Practice-based Research Paper Seminar (Pass/Fail)
  • SOWK 5550 3.0 — Indigenous Worldviews and Implications to Social Work

Four elective half courses from the series Social Work 5900 3.00 to 5999 3.0, or approved course from another Graduate Program