Study Plan Options


Geared toward meeting the practical needs of our student population, the UConn Master of Social Work is attainable through a variety of flexible study plan options.

The following example plans of study illustrate ways in which you can organize your course of study.

With the School’s approval, other plans of study may be followed provided attention is given to the curriculum requirements.

2-Year Plan of study
3-Year Plan of study
4-Year Plan of study
Advanced Standing
Non-Degree Program Option

2-Year Plan of Study

1st Academic Year
Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Macro Foundation Practice
3
Advanced Concentration Course
3
Micro Foundation Practice
3
Foundation Field Education
4
Human Behavior in the Social Environment: Micro Theories
2
Foundation Field Advising Seminar
1
Human Behavior in the Social Environment: Macro Theories
2
Human Oppression
3
Social Welfare Policy
3
Research Methods for Social Work Practice
3
Foundation Field Education
4
Elective or Advanced Concentration Course
3
Foundation Field Advising Seminar
0
Semester Credits
17
Semester Credits
17

2nd Academic Year Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Advanced Concentration Course
3
Advanced Concentration Course
3
Advanced Field Education
4
Advanced Field Education
4
Advanced Field Advising Seminar
0
Advanced Field Advising Seminar
1
Elective or Advanced Concentration Course
3
Elective or Advanced Concentration Course
3
Social Work Practice Evaluation
2
Elective
3
Semester Credits
12
Semester Credits
14

3-Year Plan of Study

1st Academic Year
Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Human Behavior in the Social Environment: Micro Theories
2
Human Behavior in the Social Environment: Macro Theories
2
Social Welfare Policy
3
Human Oppression
3
Semester Credits
5
Semester Credits
5

2nd Academic Year Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Macro Foundation Practice
3
Advanced Concentration Courses
6
Micro Foundation Practice
3
Foundation Field Education
4
Foundation Field Education
4
Foundation Field Advising Seminar
1
Foundation Field Advising Seminar
0
Research Methods for Social Work Practice
3
Elective
3
Semester Credits
13
Semester Credits
14

3rd Academic Year Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Advanced Concentration Course
3
Advanced Concentration Course
3
Elective
3
Advanced Field Education
4
Advanced Field Education
4
Advanced Field Advising Seminar
1
Advanced Field Advising Seminar
0
Elective
3
Social Work Practice Evaluation
2
Semester Credits
12
Semester Credits
11

4-Year Plan of Study

1st Academic Year
Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Human Behavior in the Social Environment: Micro Theories
2
Human Behavior in the Social Environment: Macro Theories
2
Social Welfare Policy
3
Human Oppression
3
Semester Credits
5
Semester Credits
5

2nd Academic Year Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Research Methods for Social Work Practice
3
Elective
3
Elective
3
Elective
3
Social Work Practice Evaluation
2
Semester Credits
6
Semester Credits
8

3rd Academic Year Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Macro Foundation Practice
3
Advanced Concentration Courses
6
Micro Foundation Practice
3
Foundation Field Education
4
Foundation Field Education
4
Foundation Field Advising Seminar
1
Foundation Field Advising Seminar
0
Elective
2
Semester Credits
10
Semester Credits
13

4th Academic Year Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Advanced Concentration Course
3
Advanced Concentration Course
3
Advanced Field Education
4
Advanced Field Education
4
Advanced Field Advising Seminar
0
Advanced Field Advising Seminar
1
Required Concentration Course or Elective
3
Semester Credits
10
Semester Credits
8

Advanced Standing

Summer Session

Fall and Spring Semester

Advanced Concentration Course 3
3
Advanced Concentration Courses
9
Skills Laboratory 1
1
Social Work Practice Evaluation (Fall)
2
Special Populations 1
1
Advanced Field Education III
4
Session Credits
5
Advanced Field Education IV
4
Advanced Field Advising Seminar
1
Electives
9
Semester Credits
29

Courses Waived

Macro Foundation Practice
Micro Foundation Practice
Social Welfare Policy
Human Behavior in the Social
Environment: Micro Theories
Human Behavior in the Social
Environment: Macro Theories
Human Oppression
Foundation Field Education
Foundation Field Advising Seminar
Research Methods for Social Work Practice
60 credits are needed for graduation. The Advanced Standing Option is full-time only and cannot be pursued on a part-time basis.

Non-Degree Program Option

You can begin the program as a non-matriculated student through the Non-Degree Program. This option allows you to take a maximum of 14 credits. Enrolling in courses through the Non-Degree Program, prior to admission, will reduce your course load when enrolled full-time. While a matriculated student, you can further reduce your course load during the regular academic year by enrolling in Summer and Winter Intersession courses.

Courses taken through Non-Degree Program

Fall Semester

Human Behavior in the Social Environment: Micro Theories
2
Macro Foundation Practice
3
Human Behavior in the Social Environment: Macro Theories
2
Micro Foundation Practice
3
Human Oppression
3
Foundation Field Education
4
Research Methods for Social Work Practice
3
Foundation Field Advising Seminar
0
Semester Credits
10
Semester Credits
10

Winter Intersession

Spring Semester

Social Welfare Policy
3
Advanced Concentration Course
3
Foundation Field Education
4
Foundation Field Advising Seminar
1
Elective
2
Semester Credits
3
Semester Credits
10

Summer Session

Fall Semester

Social Work Practice Evaluation
2
Advanced Concentration Course
3
Foundation Field Education
4
Foundation Field Advising Seminar
1
Advanced Concentration Course
3
Semester Credits
2
Semester Credits
11

Winter Intersession

Spring Semester

Elective
3
Advanced Concentration Course
3
Foundation Field Education
4
Foundation Field Advising Seminar
1
Elective
3
Semester Credits
3
Semester Credits
11