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Master of Science in Social Work

Master of Science in Social Work online degree at the University of Louisville Online

When registering for classes each semester, please refer to the curriculum plan you have selected. Use the curriculum plans to ensure you proceed through the MSSW program as quickly and successfully as possible.

Note: Students are required to follow their chosen curriculum plan every semester when registering for courses. Students who chose a specialization must refer to the Advanced Standing 30-hour curriculum plans for more information regarding electives for each specialization.

Advanced Standing 30-hour Curriculum Plans [PDF]
Standard 60-hour Curriculum Plans [PDF]

Category Online Courses Credit Hours
Foundation Level Courses1

SW 601 – Human Behavior & the Social Environment I (3)
SW 602 – Social Welfare Institutions, Policies & Services (3)
SW 603 – Social Justice Practice (3)
SW 604 – Social Work Practice I (3)
SW 605 – SW Practice II (3)
SW 619 – Human Behavior & the Social Environment II (3)
SW 622 – Issues in Policy and Service Delivery (3)
SW 626 – Research Methodology & Design (3)
SW 670 – Foundation SW Practicum I (3)
SW 671 – Foundation SW Practicum II (3)

30
Advanced Level Courses2

SW 640 – Advanced Social Work Practice II (3)
SW 641 – Advanced Social Work Practice I (3)
SW 668 – Advanced Research Practice I (3)
SW 669 – Advanced Research Practice II (3)
SW 672 – Advanced Social Work Practicum I (3)
SW 673 – Advanced Social Work Practicum II (3)
SW 677 – Advanced Social Work Practice III (3)

21
Advanced Level Electives2 [choose 3 courses]

SW 615 – Mental Health (3)
SW 633 – Social Work and Human Sexuality (3)
SW 636 – Death & Grief (3)
SW 642 – Psychopathology (3)
SW 657 – Group Methods (3)
SW 660 – Motivation & Change (3)
SW 661 – Advanced Issues in Substance Abuse Treatment (3)
SW 662 – Substance Abuse (3)
SW 681 – Social Gerontology (3)
SW 682 – Social Work with Older Persons (3)
SW 697 – Psychosocial Practice in Oncology: Interpersonal Practice (3)
SW 697 – Psychosocial Practice in Oncology: Organizations and Communities (3)
SW 697 – Health Care Delivery in Developing Countries (3)

9
  Minimum Total for MS in Social Work (Standard 60-hour program) 60
  Minimum Total for MS in Social Work (Advanced Standing 30-hour program ONLY) 30

1All Standard 60-hour program MSSW students must begin with the Foundation Level Courses

2All Advanced Standing 30-hour program MSSW students begin with the Advanced Level Courses and/or Advanced Level Electives


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