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MSW Degree Plans

Current Degree Plans

ON-CAMPUS & ONLINE

FOUNDATION

(Non-BSW Degree Holder)

EFFECTIVE FALL 2022 Forward

Full-Time

 

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Summer Semester

First Year

First Fall Semester

SOWK 5308 Human Behavior in Individual and Family Social Environments

SOWK 5313 Foundation Social Work Practice I

SOWK 5314 Foundation Social Work Practice II

SOWK 5317 Social Work Research

Total Semester Hours: 12

First Spring Semester

SOWK 5309 Human Behavior in Local and Global Social Environments

SOWK 5310 Social Welfare Policy and Services

SOWK 5316 Foundation Social Work Practice III

 

 

Total Semester Hours: 9

First Summer

Preparation for Foundation Field/Webinars

Second Year

Second Fall Semester

SOWK 5577 Foundation Field I

SOWK 53761 Foundation Field II

*Elective

 

 

 

Total semester hours: 11

Second Spring Semester

SOWK 5323 Advanced Social Work Research

SOWK 5370 Advanced Program Planning and Grant-Based Resource Development

SOWK 5372 Advanced Diagnostic Assessment and Intervention with Individuals

SOWK 5371 Advanced Assessment, Leadership, and Supervision of Social Services Organizations

Total Semester Hours: 12

Second Summer

SOWK 5322 Advanced Social Policy and Social Justice

SOWK 5373 Advanced Intervention with Families and Groups

Total Semester Hours: 6

Third Year

Third Fall Semester

SOWK 53782 Advanced Practicum I

SOWK 5979 Advanced Practicum II

Total Semester Hours: 12

   

*Elective can be from any other graduate discipline at Texas State or from courses identified as SOWK graduate electives. If elective is from any other graduate discipline at Texas State consult with Graduate Program Director/Advisor for approval.

1Before enrolling in Advanced courses, all foundation coursework must be complete.

2Before enrolling in final field courses – SOWK 5378, SOWK 5379, SOWK 5679, & SOWK 5979 all other academic coursework/requirement must be complete.

 

ON-CAMPUS & ONLINE

FOUNDATION

Fall 2021 and Earlier

(Non-BSW Degree Holder)

Full-Time

 

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Summer Semester

First Year

First Fall Semester

SOWK 5308 Human Behavior in Individual and Family Social Environments

SOWK 5313 Foundation Social Work Practice I

SOWK 5316 Foundation Social Work Practice III

Total Semester Hours: 9

First Spring Semester

SOWK 5314 Foundation Social Work Practice II

SOWK 5317 Social Work Research

SOWK 5410 Foundation Field I

SOWK 5411 Foundation Field II

Total Semester Hours: 14

First Summer

SOWK 53091 Human Behavior in Local and Global Social Environments

 

SOWK 53101 Social Welfare Policy and Services

Total Semester Hours: 6

Second Year

Second Fall Semester

SOWK 5322 Advanced Social Policy and Social Justice

SOWK 5370 Advanced Program Planning and Grant-Based Resource Development

SOWK 5372 Advanced Diagnostic Assessment and Intervention with Individuals

Total Semester Hours: 9

Second Spring Semester

SOWK 5323 Advanced Social Work Research

SOWK 5371 Advanced Assessment, Leadership, and Supervision of Social Service Organizations

SOWK 5373 Advanced Intervention with Families and Groups

Total Semester Hours: 9

Second Summer

Elective*1, 2

Preparation for Final Field /Webinars

Total Semester Hours:  Depends on Elective

Third Year

Third Fall Semester

SOWK 5378 Advanced Practicum I2

SOWK 5979 Advanced Practicum II

Total Semester Hours: 12

   

*Elective can be selected from Social Work courses or any other graduate discipline at Texas State with consultation and approval by Graduate Program Director/Advisor.

1All foundation courses must be completed before enrolling in Academic Year 2-Advanced courses.

2All courses must be completed before enrolling in final field courses – SOWK 5378, SOWK 5379, SOWK 5679, & SOWK 5979.

ON-CAMPUS & ONLINE

ADVANCED STANDING

(BSW Degree Holder)

Full-Time

  Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer Semester
First Year

 

First Fall Semester

SOWK 5322 Advanced Social Policy and Social Justice

SOWK 5370 Advanced Program Planning and Grant-Base Resource Development

SOWK 5372 Advanced Diagnostic Assessment and Intervention with Individuals

Total Semester Hours: 9

First Spring Semester

SOWK 5323 Advanced Social Work Research

SOWK 5371 Advanced Assessment, Leadership, and Supervision in Social Service Organizations

SOWK 5373 Advanced Intervention with Families and Groups

Total Semester Hours: 9

First Summer

Elective *1

Elective *2

Preparation for Final Field /Webinars

Total Semester Hours: Depends on electives taken
Second Year

Second Fall

SOWK 5378 Advanced Practicum I

SOWK 5979 Advanced Practicum II

Total Semester Hours: 12

   

*Elective can be selected from Social Work courses or any other graduate discipline at Texas State with consultation and approval by Graduate Program Director/Advisor.

1All foundation courses must be completed before enrolling in Academic Year 2-Advanced courses.

2All courses must be completed before enrolling in final field courses – SOWK 5378, SOWK 5379, SOWK 5679, & SOWK 5979.

ONLINE

FOUNDATION

(Non-BSW Degree Holder)

Part-Time

  Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer Semester
First Year

First Fall Semester

SOWK 5308 Human Behavior in Individual and Family Social Environments

SOWK 5313 Foundation Social Work Practice I

Total Semester Hours: 6

First Spring Semester

SOWK 5316 Foundation Social Work Practice III

SOWK 5317 Social Work Research

Total Semester Hours: 6

First Summer

SOWK 53091 Human Behavior in Local and Global Social Environments

SOWK 53101 Social Welfare Policy and Services

Total Semester Hours: 6
Second Year

Second Fall Semester

SOWK 5314 Foundation Social Work Practice II

SOWK 5376 & 5111 Foundation Field I

Total Semester Hours: 6

Second Spring Semester

SOWK 5411Foundation Field II

Elective*1, 2

Total Semester Hours: 6

Second Summer

SOWK 5322 Advanced Social Policy and Social Justice

SOWK 5370 Advanced Program Planning and Grant-Based Resource Development

Total Semester Hours: 6

Third Year

Third Fall Semester

SOWK 5323 Advanced Social Work Research

SOWK 5372 Advanced Diagnostic Assessment and Intervention with Individuals

Total Semester Hours: 6

Third Spring Semester

SOWK 5371 Advanced Assessment, Leadership, and Supervision Social Service Organizations

SOWK 5373 Advanced Intervention with Families and Groups

Total Semester Hours: 6

Third Summer

 

Preparation for Final Field /Webinars
Forth Year

 

Fourth Fall Semester

SOWK 5378 Advanced Practicum I 2

SOWK 5379 Advanced Practicum II

Total Semester Hours: 6

Forth Spring Semester

 

SOWK 5679 Advanced Practicum II

 

Total Semester Hours: 6
 

 

*Elective can be selected from Social Work courses or any other graduate discipline at Texas State with consultation and approval by Graduate Program Director/Advisor.

1All foundation courses must be completed before enrolling in Academic Year 2-Advanced courses.

2All courses must be completed before enrolling in final field courses – SOWK 5378, SOWK 5379, SOWK 5679, & SOWK 5979

ONLINE

ADVANCED STANDING

(BSW Degree Holder)

Part-Time

  Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer Semester
First Year

First Fall Semester

SOWK 5322 Advanced Social Policy and Social Justice

SOWK 5370 Advanced Program Planning and Grant-Based Resource Development

Total Semester Hours: 6

First Spring Semester

SOWK 5323 Advanced Social Work Research

SOWK 5372Advanced Diagnostic Assessment and Intervention with Individuals

Total Semester Hours: 6

 

First Summer

Elective*1

Elective*2

Preparation for Final Field /Webinars

Total Semester Hours: Depends on electives selected
Second Year

Second Fall Semester

SOWK 5371 Advanced Assessment, Leadership, and Supervision Social Service Organizations

SOWK 5373 Advanced Intervention with Families and Groups

Total Semester Hours: 6

Second Spring Semester

SOWK 5378 Advanced Practicum I 2

SOWK 5379 Advanced Practicum II

Total Semester Hours: 6

Second Summer

SOWK 5679 Advanced Practicum II

Total Semester Hours: 6

*Elective can be selected from Social Work courses or any other graduate discipline at Texas State with consultation and approval by Graduate Program Director/Advisor.

1All foundation courses must be completed before enrolling in Academic Year 2-Advanced courses.

2All courses must be completed before enrolling in final field courses – SOWK 5378, SOWK 5379, SOWK 5679, & SOWK 5979.