Here are sample schedules for each quarter in the MSW Advanced Standing Program (full-time and part-time) broken down by Specialization Area. All Advanced Standing students must complete a total of 48 credits, all with at least a 2.7 GPA. These credits will come from a mix of required courses, electives, and practicum/fieldwork. For more information, see MSW Course Descriptions.

Please note: This is a sample schedule and is subject to change. 

Full-time Advanced Standing Program:

Part-time Advanced Standing Program:

*Electives vary year to year and address a wide range of social work topics. Electives are aimed at developing knowledge and skills to work with diverse populations and within different settings, allowing students to supplement their core social work curriculum with courses focused on their interests.


Field education is an integral component of your social work education. It provides a “practicum” experience, which prepares you for independent social work practice and professional leadership. Experiential learning—learning by doing—is how social work students learn the skills they need to succeed as social workers. For details, see Field Education.