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:

Accelerated Full-Time (4 terms)

TERM 1 | 17 credits

Social Welfare Policy and Services (3 credits)
Social Work with Groups (3 credits)
Social Work Practice (3 credits)
Social Work Research (3 credits)
Field Education I (5 credits)

TERM 2 | 16 credits

Dynamics of Racism and Oppression (3 credits)
Human Behavior in the Social Environment (3 credits)
Social Work Practice (3 credits)
Assessment and Diagnosis (3 credits)
Field Education I (4 credits)

TERM 3 | 16 credits

Advanced Clinical Practice (3 credits)
Advocacy and Social Action for Professional Social Workers (3 credits)
Advanced Clinical Course (3 credits)
Advanced Clinical Course (3 credits)
Field Education II (4 credits)

TERM 4 | 16 credits

Capstone Seminar (3 credits)
Evaluation in Social Work Practice (3 credits)
Advanced Clinical Course (3 credits)
Advanced Clinical Course (3 credits)
Field Education II (4 credits)


Standard Full-Time Program (6 terms)

TERM 1 | 9 credits

Social Welfare Policy and Services (3 credits)
Dynamics of Racism and Oppression (3 credits)
Social Work with Groups (3 credits)

TERM 2 | 11 credits

Human Behavior in the Social Environment (3 credits)
Social Work Practice (3 credits)
Field Education I (5 credits)

TERM 3 | 10 credits

Assessment and Diagnosis (3 credits)
Social Work Practice (3 credits)
Field Education I (4 credits)

TERM 4 | 9 credits

Social Work Research (3 credits)
Advocacy and Social Action for Professional Social Workers (3 credits)
Advanced Clinical Course (3 credits)

TERM 5 | 13 credits

Evaluation in Social Work Practice (3 credits)
Advanced Clinical Practice (3 credits)
Advanced Clinical Course (3 credits)
Field Education II (4 credits)

TERM 6 | 13 credits

Capstone Seminar (3 credits)
Advanced Clinical Course (3 credits)
Advanced Clinical Course (3 credits)
Field Education II (4 credits)


Extended Program (8 terms)

TERM 1 | 6 credits

Social Welfare Policy and Services (3 credits)
Social Work with Groups (3 credits)

TERM 2 | 6 credits

Dynamics of Racism and Oppression (3 credits)
Human Behavior in the Social Environment (3 credits)

TERM 3 | 6 credits

Assessment and Diagnosis (3 credits)
Social Work Research (3 credits)

TERM 4 | 8 credits

Social Work Practice (3 credits)
Field Education I (5 credits)

TERM 5 | 10 credits

Social Work Practice (3 credits)
Field Education I (4 credits)
Advanced Clinical Course (3 credits)

TERM 6 | 9 credits

Advocacy and Social Action for Professional Social Workers (3 credits)
Advanced Clinical Course (3 credits)
Advanced Clinical Course (3 credits)

TERM 7 | 10 credits

Advanced Clinical Practice (3 credits)
Advanced Clinical Course (3 credits)
Field Education II (4 credits)

TERM 8 | 10 credits

Capstone Seminar (3 credits)
Evaluation in Social Work Practice (3 credits)
Field Education II (4 credits)

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