Intensive Weekend Advanced Standing MSW Curriculum

The Intensive Weekend (IW) Advanced Standing MSW is a 39 credit hour, 20 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 advanced standing program can be completed in 5 consecutive semesters.

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

Year One

Fall Semester (6 credit hours)

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

Spring Semester (8.5 credit hours)

  • SASS 663A Field Education III (1.5 credits)
  • SASS 467 Field Seminar  (1 credit)
  • SASS 542 Evaluating Programs and Practices (3 credits)
  • SASS 566 Assessing and Engaging Community for Social Change (3 credits) 

Summer Semester (7.5 credit hours)

  • ASS 663B Field Education III (1.5 credits) 
  • MSW Elective (3 credits)
  • MSW Elective (3 credits)

Year Two

Fall Semester (7.5 credit hours)

  • SASS 604 - Field Education IV (1.5 credits)
  • SASS 517 - Family System Interventions (3 credits)
  • SASS 529 - Child & Family Policy & Service Delivery (3 credits) 

Spring Semester (10.5 credit hours)

  • SASS 550 - Trauma Informed Social Work Practice with Child & Family (3 credits)
  • SASS 664b Field Education IC (1.5 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: 39 credits
 

Year One

Fall Semester (6 credit hours)

  • SASS 547 Problems Identification, Screening (3)
  • SASS 549 Theory/ Practice Approaches in Direct Practice Social Work (3)

Spring Semester (8.5 credit hours)

  • SASS 663A Field Education III (1.5)
  • SASS 467 Field Seminar 2 (1)
  • SASS 542 Evaluating Programs and Practices (3)
  • SASS 566 Assessing and Engaging Community for Social Change (3)

Summer Semester (6 credit hours)

  • SASS 663B Field Education III (1.5 credits)
  • MSW Elective (3 credits)
  • MSW Elective (3 credits)

Year Two

Fall Semester (7.5 credit hours)

  • SASS 664A - Field Education IV (1.5 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 (10.5 credit hours)

  • SASS 664B - Field Education IV (1.5 credits)
  • SASS 514 Mental Health Policy & Service Del. (3)
  • SASS 587 Integrative Seminar in Mental Health: Adults (3)
  • Free Elective (3) 

Total Intensive Weekend MSW Program Hours: 39 credits
 

Year One

Fall Semester (6 credit hours)

  • SASS 547 Problems Identification, Screening (3)
  • SASS 549 Theory/ Practice Approaches in Direct Practice Social Work (3)

Spring Semester (10 credit hours)

  • SASS 663A Field Education III (3)
  • SASS 467 Field Seminar (1)
  • SASS 542 Evaluating Programs and Practices (3)
  • SASS 566 Assessing and Engaging Community for Social Change (3) )

Summer Semester (7.5 credit hours)

  • SASS 663B Field Education III (1.5) 
  • 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 Two

Fall Semester (7.5 credit hours)

  • SASS 664A - Field Education IV (1.5 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 (7 credit hours)

  • SASS 664B - Field Education IV (1.5 credits)
  • 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)

Total Intensive Weekend MSW Program Hours: 39 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.