University of Connecticut

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 study plan options. The following example plans of study illustrate ways in which you can organize your course of study. 60 credits are needed for graduation.

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
Method 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 Method Concentration Course
3
Foundation Field Advising Seminar
0
Semester Credits
17
Semester Credits
17

2nd Academic Year Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Method Concentration Course
3
Method 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 Method 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
Method 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

Method Concentration Course
3
Method 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
Method 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

Method Concentration Course
3
Method 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

Method Concentration Course
3
Method Concentration Courses
9
Skills Laboratory
1
Social Work Practice Evaluation (Fall)
2
Special Populations
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
Human Behavior in the Social Environment: Macro Theories Human Behavior in the Social Environment: Micro Theories
Social Welfare Policy  Human Oppression
 Foundation Field Education  Foundation Field Advising Seminar
Research Methods for Social Work Practice

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 as Matriculated Student

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
Research Methods for Social Work Practice
3
Foundation Field Education
4
Foundation Field Advising Seminar
0
Semester Credits 7 Semester Credits
10

Winter Intersession

Spring Semester

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

Summer Session

Fall Semester

Human Oppression 3 Method Concentration Course
3
Foundation Field Education
4
Foundation Field Advising Seminar
1
Method Concentration Course
3
Semester Credits 3 Semester Credits
11

Spring Semester

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