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What is the Extended Program?

The Extended program is the ideal pathway for those who would like to combine part-time with full-time study. It allows you to complete the course and field instruction requirements for your MSW program in three or four years. In the first year, you take a reduced course load and have no field work. In your final two years, you continue to take a reduced course load while adding the field instruction component. Students who opt for this program appreciate having the flexibility to balance other responsibilities, such as work or childcare, while easing into full-time graduate studies.


  • Once you begin field education, you must plan to be at your placement site three days per week (21 hours). Weekend or evening only placements are not available.
  • For each term of registration, you must register for a minimum of one course or three credits, and must complete a maximum of six courses (18 credits) before you will be able to start your field practicum.
  • Extended Program students generally are able to take all background courses in the evening (6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.); however, most practice courses are only offered during the day or early afternoon.