Course Sequence SocialWork@Simmons

The traditional SocialWork@Simmons MSW program consists of 65 credits, and can be completed on an accelerated track in 16 months, on a full-time track in 23 months, or on an extended track in 32 months.

The advanced standing program consists of 37 credits, and is available to applicants who have earned their Bachelor of Social Work degree in the last five years from a CSWE-accredited institution. The advanced standing program can be completed in as few as 16 months.

Select from the options below to view a sample course schedule by term:

To learn more about each course, visit our Course Descriptions page.

Advanced Standing (4 terms)

Advanced Standing Terms 1 and 2
Term 1  (14 weeks, 6 credits) Term 2  (14 weeks, 11 credits)
  • 414 Assessment and Diagnosis (3 credits)
  • Elective (3 credits)
  • 569 Advanced Standing Seminar (3 credits)
  • 424A Advanced Clinical Practice (3 credits)
  • 596 Field Education (5 credits)
Advanced Standing Terms 3 and 4
Term 3  (14 weeks, 10 credits) Term 4  (14 weeks, 10 credits)
  • 509 Evaluation in Social Work Practice (3 credits)
  • 424B Advanced Clinical Practice (3 credits)
  • 597 Field Education (4 credits)
  • 404 Social Welfare Policy (3 credits)
  • 422 Substance Use and Social Work (3 credits)
  • 598 Field Education (4 credits)

Accelerated Full-Time (4 terms)

Accelerated Full-Time Terms 1 and 2
Term 1  (14 weeks, 17 credits) Term 2  (14 weeks, 16 credits)
  • 446L Field Education Lab (5 credits)
  • 421A Social Work Practice (3 credits)
  • 403 Social Policy & Social Work in Organizations & Communities (3 credits)
  • 409 Dynamics of Racism & Oppression (3 credits)
  • 411 Human Behavior in the Social Environment (3 credits)
  • 446B Field Education I (4 Credits)
  • 421B Social Work Practice (3 credits)
  • 441 Social Work Research (3 credits)
  • 422 Substance Use and Social Work (3 credits)
  • Elective or Certificate Course (3 credits)
Accelerated Full-Time Terms 3 and 4
Term 3  (14 weeks, 16 credits) Term 4  (14 weeks, 16 credits)
  • 447A Field Education II (4 credits)
  • 424A Advanced Clinical Practice (3 credits)
  • 404 Social Welfare Policy (3 credits)
  • 414 Assessment and Diagnosis (3 credits)
  • Elective or Certificate Course (3 credits)
  • 447B Field Education II (4 credits)
  • 424B Advanced Clinical Practice (3 credits)
  • 509 Evaluation in Social Work Practice (3 credits)
  • Elective or Certificate Course (3 credits)
  • Elective or Certificate Course (3 credits)

Standard Full-Time (6 terms)

Standard Full-Time Terms 1 and 2
Term 1  (14 weeks, 9 credits) Term 2  (14 weeks, 14 credits)
  • 403 Social Policy & Social Work in Organizations & Communities (3 credits)
  • 411 Human Behavior in the Social Environment (3 credits)
  • 422 Substance Use and Social Work (3 credits)
  • 446L Field Education Lab (5 credits)
  • 421A Social Work Practice (3 credits)
  • 409 Dynamics of Racism & Oppression (3 credits)
  • 441 Social Work Research (3 credits)
Standard Full-Time Terms 3 and 4
Term 3  (14 weeks, 10 credits) Term 4  (14 weeks, 10 credits)
  • 446B Field Education I (4 Credits)
  • 421B Social Work Practice (3 credits)
  • Elective or Certificate Course (3 credits)
  • 447A Field Education II (4 credits)
  • 424A Advanced Clinical Practice (3 credits)
  • 414 Assessment and Diagnosis (3 credits)
Standard Full-Time Terms 5 and 6
Term 5  (14 weeks, 13 credits) Term 6  (14 weeks, 9 credits)
  • 447B Field Education II (4 credits)
  • 424B Advanced Clinical Practice (3 credits)
  • 404 Social Welfare Policy (3 credits)
  • 509 Evaluation in Social Work Practice (3 credits)
  • Elective or Certificate Course (3 credits)
  • Elective or Certificate Course (3 credits)
  • Elective or Certificate Course (3 credits)

Extended Program (8 terms)

Extended Program Terms 1 and 2
Term 1  (14 weeks, 6 credits) Term 2  (14 weeks, 6 credits)
  • 403 Social Policy & Social Work in Organizations & Communities (3 credits)
  • 411 Human Behavior in the Social Environment (3 credits)
  • 409 Dynamics of Racism & Oppression (3 credits)
  • 441 Social Work Research (3 credits)
Extended Program Terms 3 and 4
Term 3  (14 weeks, 6 credits) Term 4  (14 weeks, 8 credits)
  • 422 Substance Use and Social Work (3 credits)
  • Elective or Certificate Course (3 credits)
  • 446L Field Education Lab (5 credits)
  • 421A Social Work Practice (3 credits)
Extended Program Terms 5 and 6
Term 5  (14 weeks, 10 credits) Term 6  (14 weeks, 10 credits)
  • 446B Field Education I (4 Credits)
  • 421B Social Work Practice (3 credits)
  • Elective or Certificate Course (3 credits)
  • 447A Field Education II (4 credits)
  • 424A Advanced Clinical Practice (3 credits)
  • 414 Assessment and Diagnosis (3 credits)
Extended Program Terms 7 and 8
Term 7  (14 weeks, 10 credits) Term 8  (14 weeks, 9 credits)
  • 447B Field Education II (4 credits)
  • 424B Advanced Clinical Practice (3 credits)
  • 509 Evaluation in Social Work Practice (3 credits)
  • 404 Social Welfare Policy (3 credits)
  • Elective or Certificate Course (3 credits)
  • Elective or Certificate Course (3 credits)

Your first elective must be from the list of "Generalist" electives:

  • 418 Crisis Intervention with Children and Adolescents
  • 455 Human Sexuality and Social Work Practice
  • 461 Best Practices in Group Work
  • 578 Perspectives on Severe and Persistent Mental Illness

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