Part-time students on our Charles River Campus (Boston) fulfill the degree requirements in either three years (with summers) or four years (without summers). Students take two to three courses per semester.
The first year of study consists of academic coursework only. (Most foundation courses offer a class section scheduled in the evening time blocks). In subsequent years, two field placements are required in conjunction with the academic course curriculum. During fall and spring semesters, students must have time available during the regular workweek for both coursework and a field internship. Students must be available (during regular weekday hours) for 16 hours a week for their first field placement and 24 hours a week for their second placement. For their second placement, students may choose the option in some field settings of a 16-hour/week placement for a full year.
If there is sufficient interest (this fluctuates from year to year), our part-time students who have had previous social work experience and for whom the plan is considered educationally sound, may meet the requirements of the first field experience in a summer block placement after their first year.