The curriculum of the Intensive Weekend program is the same curriculum offered on each of the School of Social Work's three campuses, adapted to the structure of Intensive Weekend study. However, the student does not have a choice of electives. The prescribed
electives are chosen that respond to the interests and needs of the particular cohort. We encourage interested applicants to explore the School of Social Work website for more information about the curriculum and resources at the School of Social Work.
The start of classes in the Intensive Weekend program is preceded by a preparatory program comprised of Writing for Social Workers, a hybrid course intended to prepare students for academic and professional writing, and several workshops to orient students to field education.
The writing course is particularly helpful to students who have been out of school for some time, but provides a good orientation to expectations of graduate level writing for all students, as well as preparation for the professional writing needs of MSW social workers.
The preparatory program consists of 3 full-day in person Saturday class meetings, supplemented by online time. Students divide their time between the Writing for Social Workers course and Field Workshops intended to familiarize students with the requirements and potential learning opportunities in their field internships. The preparatory program also acquaints students with eCollege, the course management system students will be using throughout the program.