Master of Social Work Program in Worcester Overview

Following is an overview of the Wheelock@Worcester MSW program courses and schedule for the standard Part-time option and the Advanced Standing Gateway option (for students who have completed an accredited BSW program within the last five years).

See the Part-time, Three-Year MSW Worcester course list
See the Advanced Standing, Full-Time Worcester course list

Part-Time, Three-Year MSW Worcester Course List

Total Program Credits: 60
Please note that the schedule is subject to change.

YEAR ONE

FALL SEMESTER 1

SPRING SEMESTER 1
SWK 510: Human Behavior and the Social Environment I (3 credits) SWK 511: Human Behavior and the Social Environment II (3 credits)
SWK 520: Social Welfare Policy (3 credits) SWK 530: Foundations of Social Research (3 credits)
SWK 561: Dynamics of Oppression and Privilege (3 credits)
Total Semester Credits: 9

Total Semester Credits: 6
FIRST SUMMER: no course work

YEAR TWO

FALL SEMESTER 2

SPRING SEMESTER 2
SWK 540: Generalist Practice I (3 credits) SWK 541: Generalist Practice II (3 credits)
SWK 550: Social Work Field Practicum and Seminar I (3 credits) SWK 546: Multicultural Social Work Assessment* (3 credits)
SWK 551: Social Work Field Practicum and Seminar II (3 credits)
Total Semester Credits: 6

Total Semester Credits: 9
SUMMER SEMESTER I (May-August)

SWK 610: Social Work Leadership & Administration (3 credits)
Graduate Elective (3 credits)
Total Semester Credits: 6

YEAR THREE

FALL SEMESTER 3

SPRING SEMESTER 3
SWK 640: Practice with Children and Families I (3 credits) SWK 641: Practice with Children and Families II (3 credits)
SWK 650: Social Work Field Practicum and Seminar III** (3 credits) SWK XXX: Social Work Field Practicum and Seminar IV** (2 credits)
SWK 690: Integrative Project Seminar I (3 credits) SWK 691: Integrative Project Seminar II (3 credits)
Total Semester Credits: 9

Total Semester Credits: 8
 SUMMER SEMESTER II (May-August)

SWK 620: Social Policy Practice (3 credits)
Graduate Elective (3 credits)
SWK XXX: Social Work Field Practicum and Seminar IVB** (2 credits)
Total Semester Credits: 8

* Foundation Year Flex Field is (12) hours per week for fall and spring (requirement minimum total of FY field hours = 480).
** Concentration Year Flex Field is 16-20 hours per week for fall, spring, and summer semesters (required minimum total of CY field hours = 720)

Advanced Standing Gateway, Full-Time Worcester Course List

Total Program Credits: 36
Please note that the schedule is subject to change.

SUMMER SESSION (July-August)

SWK 801: Gateway Research and Policy (2 credits)
SWK 802: Gateway Practice and Field (2 credits)
SWK 803: Gateway Assessment and Dynamics (2 credits)
Total Semester Credits: 6

SUMMER

FALL
SWK 610 SW Leadership and Administration (3 credits) SWK 640: Social Work Practice with Children and Families I (3 credits)
Graduate Elective (3 credits) SWK XXX: Social Work Field Practicum & Seminar III* (2 credits)
SWK 690: Integrative Seminar Project I (3 credits)
Total Semester Credits: 6

Total Semester Credits: 9
SPRING

SUMMER
SWK 641: Social Work Practice with Children & Families II (3 credits) SWK 620: Social Policy Practice (3 credits)
SWK XXX: Social Work Field Practicum & Seminar IV* (2 credits) Graduate Elective (3 credits)
SWK 691: Integrative Seminar Project II (3 credits) SWK 654: Social Work Field Practicum & Seminar IVB (2 credits)*
Total Semester Credits: 9

Total Semester Credits: 8

* Flex-field: 16-20 hours/week

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