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Professional Programs in Social Work

The UW-Green Bay MSW Curriculum

Students complete one of four curriculum designs as follows:

Foundation Student

Advanced 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 completed in 4 semesters and one summer (2 years)
  • Foundation Full Time Program Outline
  • Applies to applicants whose BSW degree meets one of the three advanced standing options.*
  • Program completed in 2 semesters and one summer (1 year)
  • Advanced Full Time Program Outline

Part Time

  • Applies to non-BSW applicants or those with a BSW degree that does not meet any of the advanced standing options.*
  • Program completed in 8 semesters and one summer (4 years)
  • Foundation Part Time Program Outline
  • Applies to applicants whose BSW degree meets one of the three advanced standing options.*
  • Program completed in 4 semesters and one summer (2 years)
  • Advanced 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

One elective course (3 credits) is required in the Foundation curriculum and two elective courses (6 credits) are required in the Advanced curriculum. A wide range of courses have been approved as electives for students in the UW-Green Bay MSW Program as follows:

Soc Work 699 Travel Course: Cuernavaca, Mexico Soc Work 701 Ethical Issues in Contemporary Social Work (for BSW Students only) Soc Work 722 Social Work Management & Supervision in the Social Services Soc Work 727 Psychopathology and Strength-Based Assessment Soc Work 735 Emerging Issues in Child Welfare Soc Work 737 Social Work and Crisis Intervention with Vulnerable Populations Soc Work 747 Mental Health Theories Soc Work 757 Treatment and Mistreatment of Offenders Soc Work 767 Mental Health and Substance Abuse in Generalist Practice (Strengths and Psychopathology) Soc Work 777 Legal Aspects of Social Work Practice Soc Work 795 Special Topics Soc Work 798 Independent Study Bus Adm 589 Organizational Behavior Education 552 Social and Family Influences on Early Development and Learning Human Dev 544 Dying, Death and Loss Management 750 Team Leadership PU EN AF 615 Public and Nonprofit Budgeting


Students may also contact the MSW Program Coordinator and request that another elective option that is not on the above list be approved. The request will be approved when the course fits within the Program’s mission and goals and is congruent with the Advanced Generalist concentration. 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 by the student’s faculty advisor and the MSW Program Coordinator.

Class Schedules and Locations

All classes will be held at UW-Green Bay. Courses will be offered primarily in the evening hours on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. While most Social Work courses will be held in a face-to-face format, there are some offerings of hybrid or fully online courses. Course schedules will be posted on the UW-Green Bay MSW Program website.

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 will be available at the end of the 2015-2016 academic year.