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CSUSM 2 Year MSW Curriculum Schedule*

Year 1: Foundation Year Courses

Fall Semester: 15 Units

MSW 500  Foundations of Social Work   3 
MSW 510  Generalist Practice I: Individuals   3
MSW 520  Social Welfare Policy  3
MSW 525  Law and Ethics in Social Work  3
MSW 540  Field Instruction I  3

Spring Semester: 15 Units

MSW 501  Human Behavior and the Social Environment   3
MSW 511  Generalist Practice II: Families & Groups  3
MSW 512  Generalist Practice III: Organizations and Communities   3
MSW 550  Research Methods in Social Work  3
MSW 541  Field Instruction II  3

Year 2: Advanced Year Courses

 

Fall Semester: 15 Units

MSW 602  Clinical Assessment and Evidence Based Treatment  3
MSW 629  Trauma and Addiction  3
MSW 635  Policy and Administration  3
MSW 642  Advanced Field Instruction I  3
MSW 600-level MSW elective or 695 Thesis I  3

Spring Semester: 15 Units

MSW 643  Advanced Field Instruction II  3
MSW 650  Program Evaluation and Research Methods  3
MSW 698  Culminating Experience/Thesis II  3
MSW 600-level MSW elective  3
MSW 600-level MSW elective  3

 

CSUSM 3 Year MSW Curriculum Schedule*

Year 1

Fall Semester: 6 Units

MSW 500  Foundations of Social Work  3 
MSW 520  Social Welfare Policy  3 

Spring Semester: 6 Units

MSW 501  Human Behavior and the Social Environment  3
MSW 550  Research Methods in Social Work  3

Summer Semester: 6 Units

MSW 512  Generalist Practice III: Organizations and Communities   3 
MSW 525  Law and Ethics in Social Work  3

Year 2

Fall Semester: 9 Units

MSW 510  Generalist Practice I: Individuals  3
MSW 511  Generalist Practive II: Families & Groups  3
MSW 540  Field Instruction I  3

Spring Semester: 9 Units

MSW 602  Clinical Assessment and Evidence Based Treatment  3 
MSW 600-level MSW elective  3
MSW 541  Field Instruction II  3

Summer Semester: 6 Units

MSW 650  Program Evaluation and Research Methods  3
MSW 600-level MSW elective or 695 Thesis I  3

Year 3

Fall Semester: 9 Units

MSW 629  Trauma and Addiction  3
MSW 635  Policy and Administration  3
MSW 642  Advanced Field Instruction I  3 

Spring Semester: 9 Units

MSW 698  Culminating Experience/Thesis II  3
MSW 600-level MSW elective  3
MSW 643  Advanced Field Instruction II  3 

*Course sequencing may be subject to change