Curriculum

MSW students complete one of four curriculum designs, depending on their individual situations.  A more detailed description of the curriculum, along with course descriptions can be found in the UW-Green Bay Graduate Catalog.
 

Generalist 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)

Generalist 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)

Specialized 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)

Specialized 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)
*See Admissions Criteria for description of advanced standing.
 

Elective Options

 A minimum of six credits 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.
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.
 

Class Schedules and Locations

Although the MSW Program includes a few on-line courses, most courses are face-to-face or hybrid and are held on the UW-Green Bay campus.  Students have a choice of selecting daytime or evening sections of most courses.  Face-to-face and hybrid courses are scheduled Monday through Thursday.  Course schedules, when available for each semester, are accessible through the UW-Green Bay Schedule of Classes.