Intensive Weekend MSW Curriculum

The Intensive Weekend (IW) MSW is a 60 credit hour, 32 month program. The IW program is a cohort based program designed for working professionals interested in an in-person classroom experience. Classes meet one weekend a month, over the course of the program. The program can be completed in 8 consecutive semesters.

Below are Intensive Weekend sample patterns of enrollment for each of the paths of study offered in the IW format.
 

Year One

Fall Semester (6 credit hours)

  • SASS 502 - Change Agent Intensive (1 credit) 
  • SASS 503 - Social Welfare Policy (2 credits)
  • SASS 504 - Human Development & Diversity (2 credits)
  • SASS 495 - Field Education: Organizational Theory & Practice Seminar (1 credit)

Spring Semester (8 credit hours)

  • SASS 601 - Field Education I (2 credits)
  • SASS 507 - Community Theory and Practice (2 credits) 
  • SASS 508 - Individual Theory and Practice (2 credits)
  • SASS 509 - Group Theory and Practice (2 credits)

Summer Semester (8 credit hours)

  • SASS 602 - Field Education II (3 credits)
  • SASS 495A - Field Education: Organizational Theory & Practice Seminar II (1 credit)
  • SASS 515 - Family Theory and Practice (2 credits)
  • SASS 528 - Evidence Informed Practice (2 credits)

Year Two

Fall Semester (6 credit hours)

  • SASS 547 - Problems Identification, Screening and Assessment Diagnosis (3 credits) 
  • SASS 549 - Theory/Practice Approaches in Direct Practice Social Work (3 credits) 

Spring Semester (9 credit hours)

  • SASS 603 - Field Education III (3 credits)
  • SASS 542 - Evaluating Programs and Practices (3 credits)
  • SASS 566 - Assessing and Engaging Community for Social Change (3 credits)

Summer Semester (6 credit hours)

  • MSW Elective (3 credits)
  • MSW Elective (3 credits)

Year Three

Fall Semester (9 credit hours)

  • SASS 604 - Field Education IV (3 credits)
  • SASS 517 - Family System Interventions (3 credits)
  • SASS 529 - Child & Family Policy & Service Delivery (3 credits) 

Spring Semester (8-9 credit hours)

  • SASS 550 - Trauma Informed Social Work Practice with Child & Family (3 credits)
  • MSW Elective(s) - Select two, 1 credit electives or one, 3 credit (2-3 credits)
  • MSW Elective (3 credits)

Total Intensive Weekend MSW Program Hours: 60 credits
 

Year One

Fall Semester (6 credit hours)

  • SASS 502 - Change Agent Intensive (1 credit) 
  • SASS 503 - Social Welfare Policy (2 credits)
  • SASS 504 - Human Development & Diversity (2 credits)
  • SASS 495 - Field Education: Organizational Theory & Practice Seminar (1 credit)

Spring Semester (8 credit hours)

  • SASS 601 - Field Education I (2 credits)
  • SASS 507 - Community Theory and Practice (2 credits) 
  • SASS 508 - Individual Theory and Practice (2 credits)
  • SASS 509 - Group Theory and Practice (2 credits)

Summer Semester (8 credit hours)

  • SASS 602 - Field Education II (3 credits)
  • SASS 495A - Field Education: Organizational Theory & Practice Seminar II (1 credit)
  • SASS 515 - Family Theory and Practice (2 credits)
  • SASS 528 - Evidence Informed Practice (2 credits)

Year Two

Fall Semester (6 credit hours)

  • SASS 547 - Problems Identification, Screening and Assessment Diagnosis (3 credits) 
  • SASS 549 - Theory/Practice Approaches in Direct Practice Social Work (3 credits) 

Spring Semester (9 credit hours)

  • SASS 603 - Field Education III (3 credits)
  • SASS 542 - Evaluating Programs and Practices (3 credits)
  • SASS 566 - Assessing and Engaging Community for Social Change (3 credits)

Summer Semester (6 credit hours)

  • MSW Elective (3 credits)
  • MSW Elective (3 credits)

Year Three

Fall Semester (9 credit hours)

  • SASS 604 - Field Education IV (3 credits)
  • SASS 583 Social Work Practice in Mental Health with Adults (3 credits)
  • Choose one:
    • SASS 562 - Social Work Intervention in Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders (3 credits)
    • MSW Elective (3 credits)

Spring Semester (8-9 credit hours)

  • SASS 587 - Integrative Seminar in Mental Health: Adults (3 credits)
  • SASS 514 - Mental Health Policy & Service Delivery (3 credits)
  • MSW Elective(s) - Select two, 1 credit electives or one, 3 credit (2-3 credits)

Total Intensive Weekend MSW Program Hours: 60 credits
 

Year One

Fall Semester (6 credit hours)

  • SASS 502 - Change Agent Intensive (1 credit) 
  • SASS 503 - Social Welfare Policy (2 credits)
  • SASS 504 - Human Development & Diversity (2 credits)
  • SASS 495 - Field Education: Organizational Theory & Practice Seminar (1 credit)

Spring Semester (8 credit hours)

  • SASS 601 - Field Education I (2 credits)
  • SASS 507 - Community Theory and Practice (2 credits) 
  • SASS 508 - Individual Theory and Practice (2 credits)
  • SASS 509 - Group Theory and Practice (2 credits)

Summer Semester (8 credit hours)

  • SASS 602 - Field Education II (3 credits)
  • SASS 495A - Field Education: Organizational Theory & Practice Seminar II (1 credit)
  • SASS 515 - Family Theory and Practice (2 credits)
  • SASS 528 - Evidence Informed Practice (2 credits)

Year Two

Fall Semester (6 credit hours)

  • SASS 547 - Problems Identification, Screening and Assessment Diagnosis (3 credits) 
  • SASS 549 - Theory/Practice Approaches in Direct Practice Social Work (3 credits) 

Spring Semester (9 credit hours)

  • SASS 603 - Field Education III (3 credits)
  • SASS 542 - Evaluating Programs and Practices (3 credits)
  • SASS 566 - Assessing and Engaging Community for Social Change (3 credits)

Summer Semester (6 credit hours)

  • Choose one:
    • SASS 522 - Motivational Interviewing (3 credits)
    • MSW Elective (3 credits)
  • Choose one:
    • SASS 585 - Social Work with Groups (3 credits)
    • MSW Elective (3 credits)

Year Three

Fall Semester (9 credit hours)

  • SASS 604 - Field Education IV (3 credits)
  • SASS 564 - Social Work Practice in Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse (3 credits)
  • Choose one:
    • SASS 562 - Social Work Intervention in Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders (3 credits)
    • MSW Elective (3 credits)

Spring Semester (8-9 credit hours)

  • SASS 516 - Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Policy & Service Delivery (3 credits) 
  • SASS 576 - Integrative Seminar in Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Treatment (3 credits)
  • MSW Elective(s) - Select two, 1 credit electives or one, 3 credit (2-3 credits)

Total Intensive Weekend MSW Program Hours: 60 credits
 

Please note that the sample patterns of enrollment on this page reflect the curriculum for students entering in fall 2021 and are subject to change in future terms. Our faculty may make enhancements or adjustments to the curriculum in future terms.