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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.

Practicum Info: Foundation Practicum requires 16 hrs/week or 450 hours/year and Advanced Practicum requires 18 hrs/week or 500 hours/year of supervised practice be completed in a social service organization in your state of residence prior to graduation (check state authorization).

Advanced Standing 30-hour Curriculum Plans [PDF]
Regular 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)

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Advanced Level Electives2 [choose 3 courses]

PHST 600 – Introduction to Biostatistics (department approval required) (3)
PHEP 601 – PHEP 601 Introduction to Epidemiology (department approval required) (3)
SW 615 – Mental Health (3)
SW 627 – Military Social Work (3)
SW 628 – Military Social Work Specialization Seminar (fall)* (3)
SW 629 – Military Social Work Specialization Seminar (spring)** (3)
SW 633 – Social Work and Human Sexuality (3)
SW 636 – Death & Grief (3)
SW 642 – Psychopathology (3)
SW 647 - Psychosocial Oncology Seminar I (3)
SW 648 - Psychosocial Oncology Seminar II (3)
SW 649 – Psychosocial Oncology Specialization Integrative Seminar I (fall)* (3)
SW 650 – Psychosocial Oncology Specialization Integrative Seminar II (spring)** (3)
SW 657 – Group Methods (3)
SW 659 – Introduction to Family Therapy Practice (3)
SW 660 – Motivation & Change (3)
SW 661 – Advanced Issues in Substance Abuse Treatment (3)
SW 662 – Substance Abuse (3)
SW 678 – Advanced ADCS Practicum Seminar (fall)* (3)
SW 679 – Advanced ADCS Practicum Seminar (spring)** (3)
SW 681 – Social Gerontology (3)
SW 682 – Social Work with Older Persons (3)
SW 684 – Spirituality and Social Work (3)
SW 686 – PPP Supervision I* (3)
SW 687 – PPP Supervision II** (3)
SW 691 – Mental Health Integrative Seminar I* (3)
SW 692 – Mental Health Integrative Seminar II** (3)

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  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 Regular 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

* Must be taken with SW 640 Adv SW Practice II and SW 672 Adv Practicum I

** Must be taken with SW 677 Adv SW Practice III and SW 673 Adv Practicum II


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