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Program Options

The MSW curriculum is a 60-hour graduate program (30 hour for advanced standing) which includes field experiences. The Louisiana College MSW program offers areas of specialization during the advanced/2nd year in healthcare/behavioral health and advanced generalist practice.


Healthcare/behavioral health concentration
focuses on specialized training for generalist students to work with clients and interdisciplinary healthcare/behavioral health professionals that include but are not limited to medical hospitals, inpatient and outpatient psychiatric services, hospice, home health, substance abuse, and primary care offices.

Advanced generalist practice concentration focuses on building on generalist skills and knowledge towards an advanced generalist base for practice work within a wide variety of diverse settings and populations.


To successfully complete the area of concentration, a student must take 9 hours of elective courses in their chosen concentration and complete both advanced year field placements in either a healthcare/behavioral health agency or an advanced generalist practice setting. 

Students can complete the program as part-time, full-time, or advanced standing students.  A student who has received a baccalaureate degree in social work from an undergraduate program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education may be eligible for the advanced standing option pending certain criteria met through the undergraduate social work degree. 

            Part-time—6 hours/semester---3-4 years to complete

            Fulltime—15 hours/semester—2 years to complete

            Advanced standing—15 hours/semester—1 year to complete


MSW Curriculum Overview

The MSW Program offers 2 areas of specialization: Healthcare/Behavioral Health or Advanced Generalist Practice. The Healthcare/Behavioral Health specialization will require 9 hours of elective courses and both advanced year field placements in a healthcare/behavioral health agency. The Advanced Generalist Practice specialization will also require 9 hours of elective courses and a field placement in an advanced generalist practice setting.


MSW Course Sequence