200 Program Description: M.S.W. Handbook

200 PROGRAM DESCRIPTION


200.1 Program for Master’s Students in the 27-month Program

The academic program structure for master’s students enrolled in the 27-month program consists of five academic sessions comprised of three successive 10-week summer sessions of coursework, with two intervening fall/winter sessions of field internships.

Academic Sessions

Session I
The entry session for first-year master’s students. This 10-week block of coursework is divided into two five week terms: Term I & Term II. The courses take place on the Smith College campus.
 
Session II
The first field internship period for master’s students which follows Session I. Students are placed in an agency-based field internship for 30 hours per week.
 
Session III
The second 10-week coursework block follows Session II. This 10-week block of coursework is divided into two five-week terms: Term I & Term II. The courses take place on the Smith College campus.
 
Session IV
Students are placed in an agency-based field internship for 30 hours per week and spend an additional 60 hours total over the course of the internship period on a community based anti-racism experience.
 
Session V
The final 10-week block of is divided into two five-week terms: Term I & Term II. The courses take place on the Smith College campus.
 

200.2 Program for Master’s Students with Advanced-Standing Status

The academic program for advanced-standing status students consists of sessions III, IV & V.

Session III
This 10-week block of coursework is divided into two five-week terms: Term I & Term II. The courses take place on the Smith College campus.
 
Session IV
Students are placed in an agency-based field internship for 30 hours per week and spend an additional 60 hours total over the course of the internship period on a community based anti-racism experience.
 
Session V
The final 10-week block is divided into two five-week terms: Term I & Term II. The courses take place on the Smith College campus.
 

200.3 Overall Degree Requirements

200.3A For Master’s Students in the 27-Month Program

  • Satisfactory completion of 130 quarter hour credits as follows:
  • Satisfactory completion of three summers of coursework (60 quarter-hour credits), which includes a specified required curriculum.
  • Satisfactory completion of two field internships (60 quarter-hour credits).
  • Satisfactory completion of the community-based anti-racism experience (6 quarter-hour credits).
  • Satisfactory completion of two field seminars (4 quarter-hour credits).
See the Course Section of the online Curriculum for details about course offerings.

200.3B For Master’s Students with Advanced Standing Status

  • Satisfactory completion of 76 quarter hour credits as follows: 
  • Satisfactory completion of two summers of coursework (38 quarter-hours).
  • Satisfactory completion of the field internship requirement (30 quarter-hours).
  • Satisfactory completion of the community-based anti-racism experience (6 quarter-hours).
  • Satisfactory completion of one field seminar (2 quarter hours).
See the Course Section of the online Curriculum for details about course offerings.

200.4 Changes in Curriculum, Course Requirements or Schedule

The School reserves the right to make changes in the curriculum, course requirements, student handbook and/or schedule without advance notice.