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MSW Part-time Program (4 Years)

The MSW is a 60-credit Program

Part-time program: 4 years

The MSW Part-time program has an option of 4 years completion plan with a Fall semester start. All courses are 3 credits.

Year 1 (Fall, Spring): Course topics include diversity, oppression, social justices, assessment and diagnosis, policy, human behavior and research. No field work.

Year 2 (Fall, Spring): Students receive comprehensive training in generalist social work practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities. Students become familiar with prevention and intervention methods designed to promote client well-being, based on scientific inquiry and best practices.  Student learning continues and students participate in a supervised field practicum approximately 15 hours per week. Course topics include generalist clinical practice, child abuse and neglect and child and family policy.

Year 3 (Fall and Spring):  Courses in child and family policy, child abuse and neglect, clinical and non-clinical electives.

Year 4 (Fall and Spring): Students obtain training in specialized clinical practice with children, youth and families. Course topics include clinical practice, family interventions, and practice evaluation. Students also participate in a supervised clinical field practicum at an agency serving children, adolescents and/or families for approximately 21 hours per week.

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Year 1

Fall Semester

Credits

SOWK 501

Diversity, Oppression and Social Justice

3

SOWK 502

Social Welfare Policy and Services

3

SOWK 503

Human Behavior and the Social Environment

3

Year 1

Spring Semester

Credits

CHAD 603

Research and Evaluation

3

SOWK 522

Social Work Assessment and Diagnosis

3

Year 2

Fall Semester

Credits

SOWK 500

Generalist Social Work Practice I: Individuals, Families and Groups

3

SOWK 504

Field Education Seminar I

3

Year 2

 Spring Semester

Credits

SOWK 520

Generalist Social Work Practice II: Organizations and Communities

3

SOWK 523

Field Education Seminar II

3

Year 3

Fall Semester

Credits

SOWK 602

Child and Family Policy

3

Elective **

3

Elective **

3

Year 3

 Spring Semester

Credits

CHAD 502

Child Abuse and Neglect

3

Elective **

3

Elective **

3

Year 4

Fall Semester

Credits

SOWK 600

Clinical Practice with Children, Youth and Families I

3

SOWK 601

Practice Evaluation

3

SOWK 603

Field Education Seminar III

3

Year 4

 Spring Semester

Credits

SOWK 620

Clinical Practice with Children, Youth and Families II

3

SOWK 622

Field Education Seminar IV

3

Total Credits

60

**Students could choose to take some electives in the summer.  At least one elective should be clinical for clinical license requirements.

Academic Credit for Life/Work Experience

Please note that MSU does not grant any academic credit for life experience or previous work experience. This applies to all required and elective courses in the MSW program (two-year and Advanced Standing), and to field education hours. No exceptions to this policy will be granted for any reason.

For more information about the program, please contact:

Dr. Lynette Reitz, MSW Program Director
Email: socialwork@montclair.edu
973-655-4188

The MSW program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.