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To meet the diverse needs of our student body we offer several plans of study. Students with a bachelor’s degree in social work from a CSWE-accredited program may be eligible for the 30 credit hour advanced standing program, which can be completed in as little as nine months. 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
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Two Year Full-Time Program—60 credit hours
Full-Time Program (pdf)

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

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