To meet the diverse needs of our student body we offer several plans of study. Students with an earned bachelor’s in social work (BSW) from an accredited Advanced Standing Plan of Study CSWE program may be eligible to complete the 30 credit hour advanced standing program in 9 months or over 2 years. Students who do not have a BSW can complete the entire 60 credit hour MSW program as a full-time or part-time student.

Full-Time Program

First Year
Fall Semester
510 Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families 3
511 Field Practicum I 3
512 Social Work Research Methods 3
513 Human Behavior in the Social Environment I (HBSE I) 3
514 History of Social Work & Social Welfare 3
Spring Semester
550 Social Work Practice with Groups 3
551 Field Practicum II 3
553 Human Behavior in the Social Environment II (HBSE II) 3
640 Mental Health: History, Theories, and Treatment 3
Elective 3
Second Year
Fall Semester
610 Advanced Social Work Practice with Families: Global 3
611 Field Practicum III 3
612 Practice Evaluation 3
Advanced Diversity (several course options)
SWK 620 Empowerment Practice with Latinos: Identity, Social Context, and Implications for Practice  
SWK 621 Human Rights, Gender and Globalization – El Salvador  
SWK 622 Negotiating Social, Cultural, and Psychological Borders: Social Work with Immigrant and Refugee Families and Communities  
SWK 623 Race and Ethnicity in U.S. Social Policy  
SWK 624 A Feminist Approach to Clinical Practice with Individual and Families  
SWK 625 Race, Gender, and Human Rights in the Guatemalan Context  
Elective 3
Spring Semester
655 Community Practice 3
651 Field Practicum IV 3
614 Family Centered Policy in a Global Context 3
641 Community-Based Participatory Research 3
Elective 3
Advising Worksheets

Two Year Full-Time Program—60 credit hours
Full-Time Program

Three Year Part-Time Program - 60 credit hours
Three Year Part-Time (Fall Admission)

Grayslake - UCLC
Three Year Part-Time Program (Fall Admission)
Two Year Part-Time Advanced Standing Program (Fall Admission)