Plans of Study for Students who Entered Prior to Fall 2020

THE SAMPLE PLANS OF STUDY SHOULD BE CONSIDERED EXAMPLES ONLY FOR STUDENTS WHO ENTERED THE MSW PROGRAM BEFORE FALL 2020

ALL CONCENTRATION AND SPECIALIZATION REQUIREMENTS CAN BE FOUND WITHIN THE CURRICULUM OVERVIEWS AVAILABLE ONLINE.

Baltimore Two-Year Plan
For Baltimore students who enter the program Full-Time in the Fall and wish to finish in 2 years

Fall—Year One (15 Credits)

  • SOWK 630 – Social Work Practice with Individuals  3
  • SOWK 631 – Social Work Practice with Communities and Organizations  3
  • SOWK 635 – Foundation Field Practicum I  3
  • SOWK 645 – Human Behavior and the Social Environment  3
  • SOWK 600 – Social Welfare and Social Policy
      or
    SOWK 670 – Social Work Research  3

Spring—Year One  (15 Credits)

  • SOWK 600 – Social Welfare and Social Policy
    or
    SOWK 670 – Social Work Research  3
  • SOWK 632 – Social Work Practice with Groups and Families 3
  • SOWK 636 – Foundation Field Practicum II  3
  • Two Advanced Courses (for which the prerequisites are met)*  6

Fall—Year Two  (15 Credits)

  • SWCL 794/SWOA 794 – Advanced Field Practicum I  6
  • SWCL/SWOA Methods (Concentration/Specialization Requirement)  3
  • Two Advanced Courses*  6

Spring—Year Two  (15 Credits)

  • SWCL 795/SWOA 795 – Advanced Field Practicum II  6
  • SWCL/SWOA Methods (Concentration/Specialization Requirement)  3
  • Two Advanced Courses*  6

Baltimore Two and A Half Year Plan
For Baltimore students who enter the program as a Spring-Admit Only

Spring—Year One   (6 Credits)

  • SOWK 645 – Human Behavior and the Social Environment  3
  • SOWK 600 – Social Welfare and Social Policy
    or
    SOWK 670 – Social Work Research  3

Fall—Year One   (12 Credits)

  • SOWK 630 – Social Work Practice with Individuals  3
  • SOWK 631 – Social Work Practice with Communities and Organizations  3
  • SOWK 635 – Foundation Field Practicum I  3
  • SOWK 600 – Social Welfare and Social Policy
    or
    SOWK 670 – Social Work Research   3

Spring—Year Two   (12 Credits)

  • SOWK 632 – Social Work Practice with Groups and Families 3
  • SOWK 636 – Foundation Field Practicum II  3
  • Two Advanced Courses (for which the prerequisites are met)*  6

Fall—Year Two    (15 Credits)

  • SWCL 794/SWOA 794 – Advanced Field Practicum I  6
  • SWCL/SWOA Methods (Concentration/Specialization Requirement) 3
  • Two Advanced Courses*  6

Spring—Year Three   (15 Credits)

  • SWCL 795/SWOA 795 – Advanced Field Practicum II  6
  • SWCL/SWOA Methods (Concentration/Specialization Requirement) 3
  • Two Advanced Courses*  6

Baltimore Three-Year Plan
For Baltimore students who enter the program Part-Time in the Fall and wish to finish in 3 years

Fall—Year One   (6 Credits)

  • SOWK 645 – Human Behavior and the Social Environment  3
  • SOWK 670 – Social Work Research  3

Spring—Year One   (6 Credits)

  • SOWK 600 – Social Welfare and Social Policy  3
  • Advanced Research  3

Fall—Year Two   (12 Credits)

  • SOWK 630 – Social Work Practice with Individuals  3
  • SOWK 631 – Social Work Practice with Communities and Organizations  3
  • SOWK 635 – Foundation Field Practicum I  3
  • Advanced Course (for which the prerequisites are met)*  3

Spring—Year Two   (12 Credits)

  • SOWK 632 – Social Work Practice with Groups and Families  3
  • SOWK 636 – Foundation Field Practicum II  3
  • Two Advanced Courses*  6

Fall—Year Three   (15 Credits)

  • SWCL 794/SWOA 794 – Advanced Field Practicum I  6
  • SWCL/SWOA Methods (Concentration/Specialization Requirement)  3
  • Advanced Course*  3

Spring—Year Three   (15 Credits)

  • SWCL 795/SWOA 795 – Advanced Field Practicum II  6
  • SWCL/SWOA Methods (Concentration/Specialization Requirement)  3
  • Advanced Course*  3

*Specializations may require specific courses.

Baltimore Four-Year Plan
For Baltimore students who enter the program Part-Time in the Fall and wish to finish in 4 years

Fall—Year One   (6 Credits)

  • SOWK 645 – Human Behavior and the Social Environment  3
  • SOWK 670 – Social Work Research  3

Spring—Year One   (6 Credits)

  • SOWK 600 – Social Welfare and Social Policy  3
  • Advanced Research  3

Fall—Year Two   (9 Credits)

  • SOWK 630 – Social Work Practice with Individuals  3
  • SOWK 631 – Social Work Practice with Communities and Organizations  3
  • SOWK 635 – Foundation Field Practicum I  3

Spring—Year Two   (9 Credits)

  • SOWK 632 – Social Work Practice with Groups and Families  3
  • SOWK 636 – Foundation Field Practicum II  3
  • One Advanced Courses (for which the prerequisites are met)*  3

Fall—Year Three (9 Credits)

  • SWCL 794/SWOA 794 – Advanced Field Practicum I  6
  • SWCL/SWOA Methods (Concentration/Specialization Requirement)  3

Spring—Year Three (9 Credits)

  • SWCL 795/SWOA 795 – Advanced Field Practicum II  6
  • SWCL/SWOA Methods (Concentration/Specialization Requirement)  3

Fall—Year Four (6 Credits)

  • Two Advanced Courses* 6

Spring—Year Four (6 Credits)

  • Two Advanced Courses*  6

*Specializations may require specific courses

Baltimore Advanced Standing Full Time Plan
For Baltimore Advanced Standing students who enter the program in the Fall and wish to finish in 1 year (and a summer)

Fall—Year One   (15 Credits)
SWCL 794/SWOA 794 – Advanced Field Practicum I  6
SWCL/SWOA Methods (Concentration/Specialization Requirement) 3
Two Advanced Courses*  6

Spring—Year One   (15 Credits)
SWCL 795/SWOA 795 – Advanced Field Practicum II  6
SWCL/SWOA Methods (Concentration/Specialization Requirement) 3
Two Advanced Courses*  6

Summer – Year One   (6 Credits)
Two Advanced Courses*  6

*Specializations may require specific course

Baltimore Advanced Standing Part-Time Plan
For Baltimore Advanced Standing students who enter the program Part-Time in the Fall and wish to finish in 2 years

Fall—Year One  (6 Credits)
Two Advanced Courses*  6

Spring—Year One    (6 Credits)
Two Advanced Courses*  6

Fall—Year Two    (12 Credits)
SWCL 794/SWOA 794 – Advanced Field Practicum I  6
SWCL/SWOA Methods (Concentration/Specialization Requirement) 3
One Advanced Course*  3

Spring—Year Two    (12 Credits)
SWCL 795/SWOA 795 – Advanced Field Practicum II  6
SWCL/SWOA Methods (Concentration/Specialization Requirement) 3
One Advanced Course*  3

*Specializations may require specific courses.

Baltimore Advanced Standing Spring-Admit Plan
For Advanced Standing students at Baltimore who enter the program in the Spring

Spring—Year One   (6 Credits)
Two Advanced Courses*  6

Fall—Year One   (15 Credits)
SWCL 794/SWOA 794 – Advanced Field Practicum I  6
SWCL/SWOA Methods (Concentration/Specialization Requirement) 3
Two Advanced Courses*  6

Spring—Year One   (15 Credits)
SWCL 795/SWOA 795 – Advanced Field Practicum II  6
SWCL/SWOA Methods (Concentration/Specialization Requirement) 3
Two Advanced Courses*  6

*Specializations may require specific course

USG Two-Year Plan
For USG students who enter the program Full-Time in the Fall and wish to finish in 2 years

Fall—Year One (15 Credits) 

  • SOWK 630 – Social Work Practice with Individuals 3
  • SOWK 631 – Social Work Practice with Communities and Organizations 3
  • SOWK 635 – Foundation Field Practicum I 3
  • SOWK 645 – Human Behavior and the Social Environment 3
  • SOWK 600 – Social Welfare and Social Policy 6

Spring—Year One (15 Credits) 

  • SOWK 670 – Social Work Research 3 
  • SOWK 632 – Social Work Practice with Groups and Families 3 
  • SOWK 636 – Foundation Field Practicum II 3 
  • SWCL 700 – Advanced Clinical Interventions 3
  • SWCL 744 – Psychopathology 3

Fall—Year Two (15 Credits) 

  • SWCL 794 – Advanced Field Practicum I 6 
  • SWCL Methods (Concentration/Specialization Requirement) 3 
  • Advanced Research 3 
  • Elective 3

Spring—Year Two (15 Credits) 

  • SWCL 795 – Advanced Field Practicum II 6 
  • SWCL Methods (Concentration/Specialization Requirement) 3 
  • Advanced Policy 3 
  • Elective 3

*Specializations may require specific courses. 

USG Two and A Half Year Plan
For USG students who enter the program as a Spring-Admit Only

Spring—Year One   (6 Credits)

  • SOWK 645 – Human Behavior and the Social Environment  3
  • SOWK 670 – Social Work Research  3

Fall—Year One   (12 Credits)

  • SOWK 630 – Social Work Practice with Individuals  3
  • SOWK 631 – Social Work Practice with Communities and Organizations  3
  • SOWK 635 – Foundation Field Practicum I  3
  • Advanced Research

Spring—Year Two   (12 Credits)

  • SOWK 632 – Social Work Practice with Groups and Families 3
  • SOWK 636 – Foundation Field Practicum II  3
  • SOWK 600 - Social Welfare and Social Policy 3
  • SWCL 700 - Advanced Clinical Interventions

Fall—Year Two    (15 Credits)

  • SWCL 794 – Advanced Field Practicum I  6
  • SWCL Methods (Concentration/Specialization Requirement) 3
  • SWCL 744 - Psychopathology
  • Elective

Spring—Year Three   (15 Credits)

  • SWCL 795 – Advanced Field Practicum I  6
  • SWCL Methods (Concentration/Specialization Requirement) 3
  • Advanced Policy
  • Elective

USG Three-Year Plan of Study
For USG students who enter the program Part-Time in the Fall and wish to finish in 3 years

Fall—Year One Credits
SOWK 645 – Human Behavior and the Social Environment 3
SOWK 600 – Social Welfare and Social Policy 3

Spring—Year One Credits
SOWK 670 – Social Work Research 3
Advanced Policy 3

Fall—Year Two Credits
SOWK 630 – Social Work Practice with Individuals 3
SOWK 631 – Social Work Practice with Communities and Organizations 3
SOWK 635 – Foundation Field Practicum I 3
Advanced Research 3

Spring—Year Two Credits
SOWK 632 – Social Work Practice with Groups and Families 3
SOWK 636 – Foundation Field Practicum II 3
SWCL 700 – Advanced Clinical Interventions 3
SWCL 744 – Psychopathology 3

Fall—Year Three Credits
SWCL 794 – Advanced Field Practicum I 6
SWCL Methods (Concentration/Specialization Requirement) 3
Elective* 3

Spring—Year Three Credits
SWCL 795 – Advanced Field Practicum II 6
SWCL Methods (Concentration/Specialization Requirement) 3
Elective* 3

USG Advanced Standing Plan
Advanced Standing students at USG enter the program in the Spring only

Spring—Year One (6 credits)
SWCL 700 – Advanced Clinical Interventions 3
SWCL 744 – Psychopathology 3

Fall—Year One (15 credits)
SWCL 794 – Advanced Field Practicum I 6
SWCL Methods* 3
Elective or SWCL Methods 3
Advanced Research 3

Spring—Year Two (15 credits)
SWCL 795 – Advanced Field Practicum II 6
SWCL Methods* 3
Elective or SWCL Methods 3
Advanced Policy 3

*Specializations may require specific courses.