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Curriculum

MSW students complete one of four curriculum designs, depending on their individual situations.  The A more detailed description of the curriculum, along with course descriptions can be found in the UW-Green Bay Graduate CatalogDownload a printable curriculum for both full time and part-time.

UWGB MSW graduate, Anne Zieglmeier Gurholt

A Clear Path To Success

“I appreciated so much that UW-Green Bay's Social Work program (both BSW and MSW) classes were laid out semester-by-semester as a plan for the students. I never had to worry about which class to take next, what would be available, or if I was going to be able to graduate on time.”

Anne Zieglmeier Gurholt
Dementia Care Specialist Assistant
Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Brown County, Green Bay, WI

Curriculum Designs

  Full time Part Time
Generalist
  • 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)
  • 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)
Specialized
  • 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)
  • 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)

*See Admissions Criteria for description of advanced standing.

Elective Options

A minimum of six credits of electives are required in the MSW curriculum*. A wide range of courses are offered and have been approved as electives for students in the UW-Green Bay MSW Program.  Course descriptions can be found in the UW-Green Bay Graduate Catalog.

Graduate Catalog

In addition, students may contact the MSW Program Coordinator and request that an alternative elective course 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.

(*Students must complete a total of 30 credits to receive a graduate degree from UW-Green Bay.  Therefore, students who are admitted to the MSW Program at advanced standing must complete a minimum of 8 elective credits.)
 

Class Schedules and Locations

Courses in the MSW Program are offered in a combination of on-line, hybrid, and face-to-face delivery.  Students have a choice of selecting daytime or evening sections of most courses. Courses are scheduled Monday through Thursday. Face-to-face courses are held on either the UW-Green Bay campus or in Wausau, depending on student preference at the time of admission.

Schedule of Classes