Plan of Study and Course Sequencing

The M.S.W. Program at CUNY York College offers two-degree program structures: (a) Full-time Program and (b) Advanced Standing Program. Evening and weekend classes are designed to fit into your busy professional and personal life.
NY State Program Code: 39305
HEGIS Code: 2104.00
  

For MSW scholars who elect to follow the Full-time Two-Year Master of Social Work degree program structure in which the required 62 credits are earned during four consecutive terms of full-time study. MSW scholars begin their program in the Fall. During the first academic term, MSW scholars take three consecutive generalist courses and field education; one day in the classroom and three days (21 hours) at their field education site each week. 

Full-time Two-Year Degree Program

Semester / CourseCredit hoursSemester / CourseCredit hours 
Fall - year 1 (Generalist Courses) Spring - year 1 (Generalist Courses) 
SCWK 501: Social Welfare Policy, Advocacy, and Services 3SCWK 511: Social Work Practice II (Organizations & Communities)3
SCWK 503: Social Work Practice (Individuals, Families & Groups) 3SCWK 513: Methods of Social Work Research 3
SCWK 505: Human Behavior & The Social Environment I 3SCWK 517: Human Behavior & The Social Environment II 3
SCWK 507: Generalist Field Placement & Seminar I 4SCWK 519: Generalist Field Placement & Seminar II4
 13 13
Fall - year 2 (Advanced Courses) Spring - year 2 (Advanced Courses)  
SCWK 601: Urban Health Disparities and Global Health3SCWK 613: Social Policy and Advocacy in Health Care3
SCWK 603: Evaluation Research3SCWK 615: Social & Behavioral Determinants of Health3
SCWK 605: Understanding Mental Disorders3SCWK 621: Advanced Field Placement & Seminar IV6
SCWK 607: Social Work Practice in Health Settings3Elective*3
SCWK 609: Advanced Field Placement & Seminar III6Elective*3
 18 18

*Elective courses

Advanced Standing Degreed Program (One-Year)

Semester / CourseCredit hoursSemester / CourseCredit hours 
Fall - year 2 (Advanced Courses) Spring - year 2 (Advanced Courses)  
SCWK 601: Urban Health Disparities and Global Health3SCWK 613: Social Policy and Advocacy in Health Care3
SCWK 603: Evaluation Research3SCWK 615: Social & Behavioral Determinants of Health3
SCWK 605: Understanding Mental Disorders3SCWK 621: Advanced Field Placement & Seminar IV6
SCWK 607: Social Work Practice in Health Settings3Elective*3
SCWK 609: Advanced Field Placement & Seminar III6Elective*3
 18 18

*Elective courses

Scholars complete six (6) free electives during the spring semester of the advanced year.

Free Electives:

  • SCWK 618: Clinical SW Practice in Relation to Death, Grief, and Bereavement
  • SCWK 619: Contemporary Issues: Violence as Structural Oppression
  • SCWK 620: Beyond the Medical Model: Wellness Paradigms for the Social Work Profession