Advanced Clinical

There are 4 foundation and 8 advanced courses required in addition to a two-semester internship and two concurrent online field seminar courses. Students may have a prerequisite requirement.

Curricular AreaRequired CoursesSupplemental CoursesCourses Required
MethodsSOCW 400 (foundation)
SOCW 509
Choose two:
SOCW 500
SOCW 501
SOCW 503
SOCW 504
SOCW 505
SOCW 506
SOCW 507 (SSW only)
SOCW 508
SOCW 516
SOCW 553
4
PolicySOCW 410 (foundation)
SOCW 589
Choose one:
SOCW 513
SOCW 514
SOCW 519 (SSW only)
SOCW 580
3
ResearchSOCW 427 (foundation)
SOCW 541 or SOCW 542
None2
HBSESOCW 451 (foundation)
SOCW 552
None2
ElectiveNoneChoose one (400 or 500 level course): See course descriptions for options1
Field EducationSOCW 531 and SOCW 568 (first semester)

SOCW 532 and SOCW 569 (second semester)
NoneFull-time (12 semester hours each semester)

Focus Areas

  • Healthcare – SOCW 513 and 553
  • Mental Health – SOCW 514
  • Children, Youth and Family Services – SOCW 516 and 580
  • School Social Work (Illinois State Board of Education Admission and Licensing Requirements) – SOCW 507 and 519

Advanced Standing

There are 8 advanced courses required in addition to a one-semester internship and one concurrent online field seminar course. Students may have a prerequisite requirement, as well.

Curricular AreaRequired CoursesSupplemental CoursesCourses Required
MethodsSOCW 509Choose two:
SOCW 500
SOCW 501
SOCW 503
SOCW 504
SOCW 505
SOCW 506
SOCW 507 (SSW only)
SOCW 508
SOCW 516
SOCW 553
3
PolicySOCW 589Choose one:
SOCW 513
SOCW 514
SOCW 519 (SSW only)
SOCW 580
2
ResearchSOCW 541 or SOCW 542None1
HBSESOCW 552None1
ElectivesNoneChoose one (400 or 500 level course):
See course descriptions for options
1
Field EducationSOCW 531 and SOCW 568 (starting Fall or Spring semester)NoneFull-time (12 semester hours)

Focus Areas

  • Healthcare – SOCW 513 and 553
  • Mental Health – SOCW 514
  • Children, Youth and Family Services – SOCW 516 and 580
  • School Social Work (Illinois State Board of Education Admission and Licensing Requirements) – SOCW 507 and 519