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The Springfield College master of social work (MSW) program provides students with the education and experience needed to make a difference in the field of social work. Hands-on experience and faculty members who are recognized locally, nationally, and internationally for their work, gives students a well-rounded social work education.

In this part-time option, classes meet two weekends per month for three years. In addition to classroom work, students will complete a field practicum in the second and third years, as well as participate in field seminars. Many students in the weekend program are employed in service-related positions, creative a rich and diverse classroom experience.

The weekend program is offered at both

Master of Social Work Weekend Program Curriculum

Effective for the current year for Incoming Students. Returning students should refer to advising sheets found in Resources.

Fall of First Year Credits
MSSW 601 Human Behavior in the Social Environment 1 3
MSSW 611 Social Policy 1 3
Total 6
Spring of First Year Credits
MSSW 602 Human Behavior in the Social Environment 2 3
MSSW 621 Research 1 3
Total 6
Summer of First Year Credits
MSSW 612 Social Policy 2 3
Elective 3
Total 6
Fall of Second Year Credits
MSSW 603 Human Behavior in the Social Environment 3 3
MSSW 631 Social Work Practice 1 3
MSSW 684 Field Practicum 1 (1st Half) 3.5
MSSW 674 Field Seminar 1 .5
Total 10
Spring of Second Year Credits
MSSW 632 Social Work Practice 2 3
MSSW 685 Field Practicum 1 (2nd Half) 3.5
Total 6.5
Summer of Second Year Credits
Elective 3
Elective 3
Total 6
Fall of Third Year Credits
MSSW 623 Research 2 (Formerly Research 3) 3
MSSW 633 Social Work Practice 3 3
MSSW 686 Field Practicum 2 (1st Half) 3.5
MSSW 676 Field Seminar 2 .5
Total 10
Spring of Third Year Credits
MSSW 613 Social Policy 3 3
MSSW 634 Social Work Practice 4 3
MSSW 687 Field Practicum 2 (2nd Half) 3.5
Total 9.5
Degree Total 60
Coursework taken at Springfield College School of Social Work must total a minimum of 32 credits.
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