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Two Year In-Person Program

Courses are held in-person at the San Marcos campus during the day (between 8am-5pm) on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays.

    • First year: students participate in 16-hour (2 days) weekly internships in addition to coursework
    • Second year: students participate in 20-hour weekly internships in addition to coursework
    • Internships are conducted on weekdays during business hours and are in-person at regional agencies and organizations

CSUSM Two Year MSW Curriculum Schedule*

CSUSM MSW Course Descriptions

Year 1: Foundation Year Courses

Fall Semester: 15 Units

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

Units

MSW 602  Clinical Assessment and Evidence Based Treatment  3
MSW 629  Trauma and Addiction  3
MSW 636  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

 *Course sequencing may be subject to change