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 (5 credit hours)

  • SASS 502 Change Agent Intensive (1) 
  • SASS 504 Human Development & Diversity (2)
  • SASS 503 Social Policy (2)

Spring Semester (9 credit hours)

  • SASS 661 Field Education I (2)
  • SASS 465 Field Seminar & Org Theory/Practice (1) 
  • SASS 507 Community Theory and Practice (2) 
  • SASS 508 Individual and Family Theory and Practice (4)

Summer Semester (6.5 credit hours)

  • SASS 662A Field Education II (1.5)
  • SASS 466 Field Seminar 2 (1)
  • SASS 528 Evidence Informed Practice (2)
  • SASS 509 Group Theory and Practice (2)

Year Two

Fall Semester (7.5 credit hours)

  • SASS 662B Field Education II (1.5)
  • SASS 517 Family System Interventions (3)
  • SASS 547 Problems Identification, Screening (3) 
     

Spring Semester (7.5 credit hours)

  • SASS 663A Field Education III (1.5) 
  • SASS 549 Theory/ Practice Approaches in Direct Practice Social Work (3) 
  • SASS 566 Assessing and Engaging Community for Social Change (3) 

Summer Semester (7.5 credit hours)

  • SASS 663B Field Education III (1.5)
  • SASS 542 Evaluating Programs and Practices (3)
  • Free Elective _____________ (3) 

Year Three

Fall Semester (7.5 credit hours)

  • SASS 664A Field Education IV (1.5)
  • SASS 529 Child & Family Policy & Service Del. (3) 
  • Free Elective _____________ (3)

Spring Semester (10.5 credit hours)

  • SASS 664A Field Education IV (1.5)
  • SASS 550 Trauma Informed SW Practice Child & Family (3)
  • Free Elective __________________ (3) 
  • Free Elective __________________ (3)

Total Intensive Weekend MSW Program Hours: 60 credits
 

Year One

Fall Semester (5 credit hours)

  • SASS 502 Change Agent Intensive (1) 
  • SASS 504 Human Development & Diversity (2)
  • SASS 503 Social Policy (2)

Spring Semester (9 credit hours)

  • SASS 661 Field Education I (2)
  • SASS 465 Field Seminar & Org Theory/Practice (1)
  • SASS 507 Community Theory and Practice (2) 
  • SASS 508 Individual and Family Theory and Practice (4)

Summer Semester (6.5 credit hours)

  • SASS 662A Field Education II (1.5)
  • SASS 466 Field Seminar 2 (1)
  • SASS 528 Evidence Informed Practice (2)
  • SASS 509 Group Theory and Practice (2)

Year Two

Fall Semester (7.5 credit hours)

  • SASS 662B Field Education II (1.5)
  • SASS 547 Problems Identification, Screening (3) 
  • SASS 583 Social Work Practice in M.H.: Adults (3)

Spring Semester (7.5 credit hours)

  • SASS 663A Field Education III (1.5) 
  • SASS 549 Theory/ Practice Approaches in Direct Practice Social Work (3) 
  • SASS 566 Assessing and Engaging Community for Social Change (3) 

Summer Semester (7.5 credit hours)

  • SASS 663B Field Education III (1.5) 
  • SASS 542 Evaluating Programs and Practices (3)
  • Free Elective _____________ (3) 

Year Three

Fall Semester (7.5 credit hours)

  • SASS 664A Field Education IV (1.5)
  • Free Elective ________________ (3)
  • 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)
  • 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: 60 credits
 

Year One

Fall Semester (5 credit hours)

  • SASS 502 Change Agent Intensive (1) 
  • SASS 504 Human Development & Diversity (2)
  • SASS 503 Social Policy (2)

Spring Semester (9 credit hours)

  • SASS 661 Field Education I (2)
  • SASS 465 Field Seminar & Org Theory/Practice (1) 
  • SASS 507 Community Theory and Practice (2) 
  • SASS 508 Individual and Family Theory and Practice (4)

Summer Semester (6.5 credit hours)

  • SASS 662A Field Education II (1.5)
  • SASS 466 Field Seminar 2 (1)
  • SASS 528 Evidence Informed Practice (2)
  • SASS 509 Group Theory and Practice (2)

Year Two

Fall Semester (7.5 credit hours)

  • SASS 662A Field Education II (1.5)
  • SASS 547 Problems Identification, Screening (3) 
  • Choose one:
    • SASS 522 Motivational Interviewing (3)
    • Free Elective __________________ (3)   

Spring Semester (7.5 credit hours)

  • SASS 663A Field Education III (1.5) 
  • SASS 549 Theory/ Practice Approaches in Direct Practice Social Work (3) 
  • SASS 566 Assessing and Engaging Community for Social Change (3) 

Summer Semester (7.5 credit hours)

  • SASS 663B Field Education III (1.5) 
  • SASS 542 Evaluating Programs and Practices (3)
  • Choose one:
    • SASS 585 Social Work with Groups (3)
    • Free Elective ____________ (3)

Year Three

Fall Semester (7.5 credit hours)

  • SASS 664A Field Education IV (1.5)
  • SASS 516 Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Policy & Service Delivery (3) 
  • Choose one:
    • SASS 562 S.W. Intervention in Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders (3) 
      or Free Elective _________________ (3) 

Spring Semester (7.5 credit hours)

  • SASS 664B Field Education IV (1.5)
  • SASS 564 Social Work Practice in Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse (3) 
  • SASS 576 Integrative Seminar in Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Treatment (3) 

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.