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Section 2.12.02: The 16-Month Curriculum Schedule

This schedule begins in September, includes the spring/summer term, and concludes with graduation in
December of the subsequent year.

This schedule is designed for full-time students who will benefit from completing their course requirements in four
consecutive terms, including the spring/summer term. Students enter in the fall term and graduate at the end of the subsequent fall term. The 16-month course planning worksheet indicates the typical course schedule by term.

Typically, field education begins in the winter term for two days per week, continues in the spring/summer term for three days per week, and concludes in the fall term for three days per week.

All students in the 16-month curriculum schedule complete field requirements in one field setting (unless required to complete a second placement for a specific special program). Students in the 16-month curriculum schedule enroll in classes only during the fall term, and in classes and "Foundation Field Education" (SW 515) during the winter term.

16-month curriculum schedule (912 field clock hours)*
Term 1 (fall) - Classes only; 0 field credits.
Term 2 (winter) - Classes and 2 field days per week= 2 credits (2 of SW 515) (228 clock hours)
Term 3 (spring/summer) - Classes and 3 field days per week = 6 credits of SW 691 (342 clock hours)
Term 4 (fall) - Classes and 3 field days per week = 6 credits of SW 691 (342 clock hours)

*Above is the standard schedule. While scholarships and certain field placements may require different credits per term, the total number of credits required to graduate is the same.

If the student plans to deviate from the standard curriculum schedule and it is not because of a previously identified scholarship or field placement exception, an
Out-of-Sequence Petition, found under the MySSW section of https://ssw.umich.edu , must be filled out and returned to the Office of Field Education.

Additional information can be found at https://ssw.umich.edu/programs/msw/program-length .

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