Professional Program in

Social Work

MSW Curriculum

Students complete one of four curriculum designs as follows:
 

Foundation Student (Full Time)

  • Applies to non-BSW applicants or those with a BSW degree that does not meet any of the advanced standing options
  • Program starts in the fall and is completed in 4 semesters and one summer (2 years)
  • MSW Full Time Program Outline

Foundation Student (Part Time)

  • Applies to non-BSW applicants or those with a BSW degree that does not meet any of the advanced standing options
  • Program starts in the fall and is completed in 8 semesters and one summer (4 years)
  • MSW Part Time Program Outline

Advanced Standing Student (Full Time)

  • Applies to applicants whose BSW degree meets one of the two advanced standing options
  • Program starts in the summer and is completed in 2 semesters and one summer (1 year)
  • MSW Full Time Program Outline

Advanced Standing Student (Part Time)

  • Applies to applicants whose BSW degree meets one of the two advanced standing options
  • Program starts in the summer and is completed in 4 semesters and one summer (2 years)
  • MSW Part Time Program Outline
*See Admissions Criteria (http://www.uwgb.edu/socwork/msw/admissions-criteria.asp) for description of foundation and advanced standing.
 

Elective Options

Two elective courses (6 credits) are required in the MSW curriculum. A wide range of courses have been approved as electives for students in the UW-Green Bay MSW Program as follows:
 
Course Description
SOC WORK 699 Travel Course: Cuernavaca, Mexico
SOC WORK 701 Contemporary Social Work Ethics
SOC WORK 722 Social Work Management & Supervision in the Social Services
SOC WORK 727 Psychopathology for Clinical Social Work
SOC WORK 735 Emerging Issues in Child Welfare
SOC WORK 737 Crisis Intervention
SOC WORK 747 Clinical Theories for Mental Health Practice
SOC WORK 749 Contemporary Approaches to Social Work Practice
SOC WORK 751 Social Work Practice in Schools
SOC WORK 753 Strengths-Based Leadership and Supervision
SOC WORK 757 Social Work Practice in the Criminal Justice System
SOC WORK 767 Assessing Mental Health and Substance Use in Practice
SOC WORK 777 Forensic Social Work: Policy and Practice
SOC SORK 795 Special Topics
SOC WORK 798 Independent Study
BUS ADM 589 Organizational Behavior
EDUC 552 Social and Family Influences on Early Development and Learning
HUM DEV 544 Dying, Death, and Loss
MGMT 750 Team Leadership
PU EN AF 615 Public and Nonprofit Budgeting

Students may contact the MSW Program Coordinator and request that an elective option, not on the above list, be approved. The course must fit within the Program’s mission and goals, and be congruent with the Advanced Generalist concentration or Individualized Area of Emphasis. All requested courses must be graduate level in both scope and content. Students may also develop an Independent Study course as an elective. Independent Study courses must be reviewed and approved by the student’s faculty advisor and the MSW Program Coordinator.
 

Class Schedules and Locations

Most Social Work courses for the UW-Green Bay MSW Program are held in a face-to-face or hybrid format.  Although, the Program does offer some fully online courses.  All classes are held on the UW-Green Bay campus.  Foundation and elective courses are offered primarily in the evening hours on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.  The advanced curriculum offers daytime and evening sections for most core courses.  Course schedules are posted on the UW-Green Bay MSW Program website when available.
 

Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes

All Council on Social Work Education programs measure and report student learning outcomes. Students are assessed on their mastery of the competencies that comprise the accreditation standards of the Council on Social Work Education. These competencies are dimensions of social work practice that all social workers are expected to master during their professional training. A measurement benchmark is set by the social work programs for each competency. An assessment score at or above that benchmark is considered by the program to represent mastery of that particular competency. Student learning outcomes for the UW-Green Bay MSW Program are available here.