Advanced Clinical Practice

The Advanced Clinical Practice concentration is designed for students who intend to become advanced social work practitioners providing services to individuals, families, groups, and communities.

In this concentration, you’ll learn to:

  • Utilize appropriate advanced clinical knowledge, skills, and values to address the social service needs of clients.
  • Evaluate intervention plans in order to choose appropriate options for individuals, families, groups, and communities.
  • Implement evidence-based practices to promote social change, social justice, and environmental justice.

Completion Requirements

  • 92 total quarter credits
  • TWO 6 week skills Labs - 2 credits each (3 weeks online, 4 days on ground in face to face experience, 2 weeks online)

Note: Students in this program must have a webcam for their first course as well as for various assignments throughout the program. Please refer to our technology requirements.

The courses sequence below represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 855-646-5286.

Standard and Accelerated Option Courses

The Standard option helps you balance your online MSW degree program with other life commitments by limiting your workload to one or two courses per term.

The Accelerated option is an ideal choice if you can dedicate yourself to full-time studies. This option requires a strong time commitment as you’ll take three courses in most terms.
Course Code Course Credits
Course Code SOCW 6002 Course Changing Lives, Changing Society: Introduction to Social Work Credits (3 cr.)
Course Code SOCW 6101 Course Essential Skills for Social Work Practice Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code SOCW 6200 Course Human Behavior and the Social Environment I Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code SWLB 0651 Course Social Work Lab I Credits (1 cr.)
Course Code SOCW 6051 Course Diversity, Human Rights, and Social Justice Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code SOCW 6351 Course Social Policy, Welfare, and Change Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code SOCW 6210 Course Human Behavior and the Social Environment II Credits (5 cr.)
Must complete Social Work Skills lab 1 - 0 cr.
Course Code SOCW 6500 Course Social Work Field Education I Credits (3 cr.)
Course Code SOCW 6301 Course Social Work Practice Research I Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code SOCW 6510 Course Social Work Field Education II Credits (3 cr.)
Course Code SOCW 6060 Course Social Work Theory and Practice Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code SOCW 6111 Course Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice I Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code SWLB 0652
or
SWLB 0652A
Course Social Work Lab II

Social Work Skills Lab IIA – Advanced Standing
Credits (1 cr.)

(1 cr.)
Course Code SOCW 6090 Course Psychopathology and Diagnosis for Social Work Practice Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code SOCW 6361 Course Social Policy: Analysis and Advocacy Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code Course - Elective - Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code SOCW 6121 Course Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice II Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code Course - Elective - Credits (5 cr.)
Must complete Social Work Skills lab 2 - 0 cr.
Course Code SOCW 6070 Course Supervision, Leadership, and Administration in Social Work Organizations Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code SOCW 6520 Course Social Work Field Education III Credits (3 cr.)
Course Code SOCW 6311 Course Social Work Practice Research II Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code SOCW 6530 Course Social Work Field Education IV Credits (3 cr.)

Advanced Standing Option Courses

You may be eligible to reduce your program completion time through our Advanced Standing option. This option is available to students who hold a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)–accredited program, and graduated with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Completion Requirements

  • 54 total quarter credits 
    • Core courses (32 cr.)
    • Concentration courses (15 cr.)
    • Field Experience (6 cr.)
  • ONE 6 week hybrid class - 1 cr (3 weeks online, 4 days on ground in face to face experience, 2 weeks online)
Course Code Course Credits
Course Code SOCW 6002 Course Changing Lives, Changing Society: Introduction to Social Work Credits (3 cr.)
Course Code SOCW 6060 Course Social Work Theory and Practice Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code SOCW 6111 Course Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice I Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code SWLB 0652 Course Social Work Lab II Credits (1 cr.)
Course Code Course - Elective - Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code SOCW 6090 Course Psychopathology and Diagnosis for Social Work Practice Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code SOCW 6361 Course Social Policy: Analysis and Advocacy Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code SOCW 6121 Course Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice II Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code Course - Elective - Credits (5 cr.)
Must complete Social Work Skills lab 2 - 0 cr.
Course Code SOCW 6070 Course Supervision, Leadership, and Administration in Social Work Organizations Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code SOCW 6520 Course Social Work Field Education III Credits (3 cr.)
Course Code SOCW 6311 Course Social Work Practice Research II Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code SOCW 6530 Course Social Work Field Education IV Credits (3 cr.)
Course Code Course - Elective - Credits (5 cr.)
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