Curriculum Snapshot

SocialWork@Simmons students can complete the online MSW program on an accelerated, full-time, or extended basis. Select from the options below to view a sample course schedule by term:

Advanced Standing (4 terms)

Advanced Standing Terms 1 and 2
Term 1  (14 weeks, 6 credits) Term 2  (14 weeks, 11 credits)
  • 414 Assessment and Diagnosis (3 credits)
  • Elective (3 credits)
  • 569 Advanced Standing Seminar (3 credits)
  • 424A Advanced Clinical Practice (3 credits)
  • 596 Field Education (5 credits)
Advanced Standing Terms 3 and 4
Term 3  (14 weeks, 10 credits) Term 4  (14 weeks, 10 credits)
  • 509 Evaluation in Social Work Practice (3 credits)
  • 424B Advanced Clinical Practice (3 credits)
  • 597 Field Education (4 credits)
  • 404 Social Welfare Policy (3 credits)
  • 422 Substance Use and Social Work (3 credits)
  • 598 Field Education (4 credits)

Accelerated Full-Time (4 terms)

Accelerated Full-Time Terms 1 and 2
Term 1  (14 weeks, 17 credits) Term 2  (14 weeks, 16 credits)
  • 446A Field Education I (5 credits)
  • 421A Social Work Practice (3 credits)
  • 403 Social Policy & Social Work in Organizations & Communities (3 credits)
  • 409 Dynamics of Racism & Oppression (3 credits)
  • 411 Human Behavior in the Social Environment (3 credits)
  • 446B Field Education I (4 Credits)
  • 421B Social Work Practice (3 credits)
  • 441 Social Work Research (3 credits)
  • 422 Substance Use and Social Work (3 credits)
  • Elective or Certificate Course (3 credits)
Accelerated Full-Time Terms 3 and 4
Term 3  (14 weeks, 16 credits) Term 4  (14 weeks, 16 credits)
  • 447A Field Education II (4 credits)
  • 424A Advanced Clinical Practice (3 credits)
  • 404 Social Welfare Policy (3 credits)
  • 414 Assessment and Diagnosis (3 credits)
  • Elective or Certificate Course (3 credits)
  • 447B Field Education II (4 credits)
  • 424B Advanced Clinical Practice (3 credits)
  • 509 Evaluation in Social Work Practice (3 credits)
  • Elective or Certificate Course (3 credits)
  • Elective or Certificate Course (3 credits)

Standard Full-Time (6 terms)

Standard Full-Time Terms 1 and 2
Term 1  (14 weeks, 9 credits) Term 2  (14 weeks, 11 credits)
  • 403 Social Policy & Social Work in Organizations & Communities (3 credits)
  • 409 Dynamics of Racism & Oppression (3 credits)
  • 411 Human Behavior in the Social Environment (3 credits)
  • 446A Field Education I (5 credits)
  • 421A Social Work Practice (3 credits)
  • 441 Social Work Research (3 credits)
Standard Full-Time Terms 3 and 4
Term 3  (14 weeks, 10 credits) Term 4  (14 weeks, 9 credits)
  • 446B Field Education I (4 Credits)
  • 421B Social Work Practice (3 credits)
  • Elective or Certificate Course (3 credits)
  • 404 Social Welfare Policy (3 credits)
  • 422 Substance Use and Social Work (3 credits)
  • Elective or Certificate Course (3 credits)
Standard Full-Time Terms 5 and 6
Term 5  (14 weeks, 13 credits) Term 6  (14 weeks, 13 credits)
  • 447A Field Education II (4 credits)
  • 424A Advanced Clinical Practice (3 credits)
  • 414 Assessment and Diagnosis (3 credits)
  • Elective or Certificate Course (3 credits)
  • 447B Field Education II (4 credits)
  • 424B Advanced Clinical Practice (3 credits)
  • 509 Evaluation in Social Work Practice (3 credits)
  • Elective or Certificate Course (3 credits)

Extended Program (8 terms)

Extended Program Terms 1 and 2
Term 1  (14 weeks, 6 credits) Term 2  (14 weeks, 6 credits)
  • 403 Social Policy & Social Work in Organizations & Communities (3 credits)
  • 411 Human Behavior in the Social Environment (3 credits)
  • 409 Dynamics of Racism & Oppression (3 credits)
  • 441 Social Work Research (3 credits)
Extended Program Terms 3 and 4
Term 3  (14 weeks, 6 credits) Term 4  (14 weeks, 8 credits)
  • 422 Substance Use and Social Work (3 credits)
  • Elective or Certificate Course (3 credits)
  • 446L Virtual Field Lab (5 credits)
  • 421A Social Work Practice (3 credits)
Extended Program Terms 5 and 6
Term 5  (14 weeks, 10 credits) Term 6  (14 weeks, 10 credits)
  • 446B Field Education I (4 Credits)
  • 421B Social Work Practice (3 credits)
  • Elective or Certificate Course (3 credits)
  • 447A Field Education II (4 credits)
  • 424A Advanced Clinical Practice (3 credits)
  • 414 Assessment and Diagnosis (3 credits)
Extended Program Terms 7 and 8
Term 7  (14 weeks, 10 credits) Term 8  (14 weeks, 9 credits)
  • 447B Field Education II (4 credits)
  • 424B Advanced Clinical Practice (3 credits)
  • 509 Evaluation in Social Work Practice (3 credits)
  • 404 Social Welfare Policy (3 credits)
  • Elective or Certificate Course (3 credits)
  • Elective or Certificate Course (3 credits)

Your first elective must be from the list of "Generalist" electives:

  • 418 Crisis Intervention with Children and Adolescents
  • 455 Human Sexuality and Social Work Practice
  • 461 Best Practices in Group Work
  • 578 Perspectives on Severe and Persistent Mental Illness

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