Office of the Registrar
School of Graduate Studies (2013/2014)
28.3 Plan of Study
  1. A student's plan of study will be developed cooperatively by the student and the M.S.W. Student Services Coordinator.

  2. Specified supplementary studies may be required to ensure requisite knowledge pertinent to the requirements for the degree.

  3. A student electing a thesis program shall be assigned a Supervisor by the Dean of the School in consultation with the student. It is recommended that a thesis Supervisor be assigned as early in the program as possible. The thesis supervisor, when assigned, shall normally assume the duties of faculty advisor and Pathway mentor.

    1. Students who choose the thesis route, must complete a thesis, and a minimum of 21 credit hours consisting of SCWK 6012 (or the former 6011), 6013, 6014, 6413, 6917, and at least two of SCWK 6313, 6314, and 6315. Course route students must complete a minimum of 27 credit hours consisting of SCWK 6012 (or the former 6011), 6013, 6014, 6313, 6314, 6315, 6413, 6417 and 6917. Students in either route may be required to take additional courses.

    2. In addition to the above, students will be required to register for SCWK 6000 during each of the relevant semesters as prescribed below, in accordance with their plan of study. This course comprises the academic mentorship component of the revised program and is designed to provide students with the opportunity to integrate curriculum with their individual academic and practice interests throughout their time in the program. For course route students, SCWK 6000 serves as a foundation for SCWK 6417. For thesis route students, SCWK 6000 serves as a foundation for their thesis.

      1. Full-time students will register for SCWK 6000 beginning in the Fall of their first year and in each subsequent semester in which they are actively completing course work in the M.S.W. program.

      2. Part-time students completing the program in 6 semesters will register for SCWK 6000 beginning in the Fall of their first year and in each subsequent semester in which they are actively completing course work in the M.S.W. program.

      3. Part-time students completing the program in 9 semesters will register for SCWK 6000 beginning in the Fall of their second year and in each subsequent semester in which they are actively completing course work in the M.S.W. program.

      4. By the end of the sixth week of the first semester in which students are registered in SCWK 6000, they are required to submit a paper to their mentor, which, once agreed upon, will serve as an individual learning contract. The paper will outline: particular areas of interest, research, or study concentration; proposed goals, objectives, outcomes, and time frame; proposed list of readings; plan of study demonstrating how work in the various courses might be integrated or connected to their area of interest; and expectations of the mentor.

        Students are also required to submit a written progress report due the last day of classes of each semester, beginning with the first semester in which they are registered in SCWK 6000. Students are also required to submit a written final report summarizing their experiences and accomplishments as per the initial learning contact. This report is due the last day of classes of the final semester in which students are registered in 6000.

      5. A grade of NC (No Grade Expected) will be awarded in all semesters of the course prior to the final Semester. The final grade in this non-credit course will be either Pas or Fal.