Our MSW Campus Program enables you to pursue full or part-time graduate coursework on the Urbana-Champaign campus.
Degree candidates take foundation and advanced coursework in the areas of human behavior and the social environment, social work practice, policy, research, and field education. Once you demonstrate mastery of foundation content in each area of the curriculum, you may enroll in advanced and specialized courses. Upon successful completion of all courses required by a chosen concentration, you may then enroll in a two consecutive semester field practicum and concurrent online field seminars.
Students will enter the program via one of two paths:
Students eligible for the Advanced Standing program must have earned a bachelors of social work degree within the past 7 years from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited BSW program. The Advanced Standing program requires a total of 32 credit hours of advanced coursework. Upon successful completion of all advanced coursework required by a chosen concentration/focus area students will complete 1-2 semesters (12-24 credit hours) of field placement depending upon admissions status.
Students eligible for the Traditional program are those with an undergraduate degree other than social work or a bachelors of social work degree from a non-accredited Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) program. The Traditional program requires a total of 16 hours of foundation coursework, 32 hours of advanced coursework, and a two semester field internship (24 credit hours).