Plan of Study and Course Sequencing

The M.S.W. Program at CUNY York College offers two-degree full-time program structures: (a) 2-year 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. Part-time study is not offered at this time. 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