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Summer Term & Summer Bridge Term

Current Students and Community Social Workers Looking for Summer Classes? The Summer Term is the place to find our summer course offerings.

Need a Psychopathology Course for State Licensure? Both SW 612 and SW 712 meet the Wisconsin state requirements.

Need courses for full Advanced Standing? The Summer Bridge Term is designed to help new and potential incoming students in the Full-Time and Part-Time MSW Programs meet the MSW program statistics prerequisite and to complete foundation course exemptions for advanced standing.

Use the tabs above to review course availability and important information relating to your specific student status.

Looking for more general information about Summer Term at UW? Visit the UW-Madison Summer Term page.

Summer 2022 – Current Undergraduate Students

All summer 2022 courses are held in the DHH Session, June 20 – August 14

SW 100 (sec 001) So You Want To Change the World?
3 credits, In Person
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 – 11:30am
First Year Undergraduate Students Only
SW 462 (sec 001) Child Welfare
3 credits, In Person
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 – 11:30am
Sophomore standing (or higher)
SW 612 (sec 001, 010, 011), Psychopathology for Generalist SW Practice
2 credits, ONLINE
Section 001 will include scheduled meeting times: Saturdays 10am-12pm (6/25, 7/9, 7/23, 8/6)
Sections 010 & 011 will be asynchronous (no scheduled meeting times)
Declared in Social Work BSW, Social Work MSW or Post Baccalaureate Enrichment Special student
SW 646 (sec 001), Child Abuse and Neglect
2 credits, ONLINE asynchronous (no scheduled meeting times)
Junior standing (or higher) and declared in Social Welfare or Social Work
SW 650 (sec 001 and 010), Methods of Social Work Research
3 credits, ONLINE
Section 001 will be asynchronous (no scheduled meeting times)
Section 010 will include schedule meeting times: Saturdays 9-11am (6/25, 7/9, 7/23, 8/6)
Junior standing (or higher) and declared in Social Welfare or Social Work

Summer 2022 – Current MSW and Special Students (Professional Development [UNDS])

All summer 2022 courses are held in the DHH Session, June 20 – August 14
Special students enrolling in summer courses to prepare for starting the MSW Programs should look at the Incoming Full-Time or Part-Time MSW tabs

SW 612 (sec 001, 010, 011), Psychopathology for Generalist SW Practice
2 credits, ONLINE
Section 001 will include scheduled meeting times: Saturdays 10am-12pm (6/25, 7/9, 7/23, 8/6)
Sections 010 & 011 will be asynchronous (no scheduled meeting times)
All MSW and Special Students
SW 646 (sec 001), Child Abuse and Neglect
2 credits, ONLINE asynchronous (no scheduled meeting times)
All MSW and Special Students
SW 650 (sec 001 and 010), Methods of Social Work Research
3 credits, ONLINE
Section 001 will be asynchronous (no scheduled meeting times)
Section 010 will include schedule meeting times: Saturdays 9-11am (6/25, 7/9, 7/23, 8/6)
All MSW – not available for Professional Development/Personal Enrichment Special Students, but is available for Special Students preparing for graduate study (see Incoming Full-Time MSW for details)
SW 712 (sec 001 and 010), Psychopathology for SW Practice in Mental Health
3 credits, ONLINE
Section 001 will be asynchronous (no scheduled meeting times)
Section 010 will include scheduled meeting times: Saturdays 9-11am (6/25, 7/9, 7/23, 8/6)
All MSW and Special Students
SW 825 (sec 010), Grief, Death, Loss and Life
2 credits, ONLINE asynchronous (no scheduled meeting times)
All MSW and Special Students
  • Current students wishing to enroll should go to Course Search & Enroll
  • Social Work professionals may take courses as a “Special Student.” Special Students should consult with an advisor prior to enrolling in courses. Special Student tuition is the same rate as undergraduate tuition. Click here to apply as a special student. Follow the information and instructions for “Professional development or personal enrichment (UNDS).” 
  • Summer enrollment questions? Contact Russ Portier

Incoming MSW students starting this fall  are strongly advised to complete the statistics per-requisite if not satisfied by exemption in the Summer Bridge Term as special students.

Incoming Advanced Standing MSW students starting in the fall are strongly encouraged to complete generalist courses offered in the Summer Bridge Term as special students, if not satisfied by exemption. These courses are: 612, 650, and/or 710. We strongly encourage this to avoid the burden of trying to complete additional courses on top of their regular course load during the academic year. Please consult with a Full-Time MSW Program advisor before enrolling.

Summer 2022 – New Incoming Full-Time MSW Program Students

All summer 2022 courses are held in the DHH Session, June 20 – August 14
Incoming Full-Time MSW Program students complete Summer Bridge Term as Special Students (UNRS) preparing for graduate study

SW 612 (sec 001, 010, and 011), Psychopathology for Generalist SW Practice
2 credits, ONLINE
Section 001 will include scheduled meeting times: Saturdays 10am-12pm (6/25, 7/9, 7/23, 8/6)
Sections 010 & 011 will be asynchronous (no scheduled meeting times)
SW 650 (sec 001 and 010), Methods of Social Work Research
3 credits, ONLINE
Section 001 will be asynchronous (no scheduled meeting times)
Section 010 will include schedule meeting times: Saturdays 9-11am (6/25, 7/9, 7/23, 8/6)
SW 705 (sec 010), Basic Statistics for Social Work
3 credits, ONLINE
Classes will meet online with scheduled meetings Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00-8:00pm
SW 710 (sec 010), Diversity, Oppression and Social Justice in Social Work
2 credits, HYBRID (alternating in-person and online asynchronous)
Classes will meet IN-PERSON on Saturdays 9am-12:30pm (6/25, 7/9, 7/23, 8/6)
No scheduled class meetings on remaining weeks
  • Incoming Full-Time MSW Program students starting fall 2022 take Summer Bridge Term courses as a Special Student (UNRS). Special Student tuition is the same rate as undergraduate tuition. Click here to apply as a special student.
  • Follow the information and instructions for “Preparation for admission to graduate or professional school (UNRS).”

Incoming Part-Time Program (PTP) students who have not yet met the statistics requirement or who may not have met the criteria for exemption by course review or exemption exam, from one or more of the generalist courses listed below are strongly advised to take them in the Summer Bridge Term. This will help to avoid the undue burden of trying to complete additional courses on top of their regular course load during the academic year.

While it is NOT required, students starting the program as Generalists, (i.e., Year 1), interested in taking the statistics course offered by our Program will need to register as a special student. Advanced Standing students NOT exempt from SW 612, SW 650, SW 705, SW 710 and/or who may need to meet the Program’s stats requirement, are strongly encouraged to take them in the Summer Bridge PRIOR to starting advanced year courses in fall. Advanced Standing students should check to confirm they’ve been admitted to the summer term rather than the fall.

Finally, all incoming students are strongly encouraged to consult a Part-Time MSW Program Advisor BEFORE enrolling in any summer courses.

 

Summer 2022 – New Incoming Part-Time MSW Program Students

All summer 2022 courses are held in the DHH Session, June 20 – August 14
Incoming Part-Time MSW Program students complete Summer Bridge Term enrolled as MSW students.

SW 612 (sec 001, 010, and 011), Psychopathology for Generalist SW Practice
2 credits, ONLINE
Section 001 will include scheduled meeting times: Saturdays 10am-12pm (6/25, 7/9, 7/23, 8/6)
Sections 010 & 011 will be asynchronous (no scheduled meeting times)
SW 650 (sec 001 and 010), Methods of Social Work Research
3 credits, ONLINE
Section 001 will be asynchronous (no scheduled meeting times)
Section 010 will include schedule meeting times: Saturdays 9-11am (6/25, 7/9, 7/23, 8/6)
SW 705 (sec 010), Basic Statistics for Social Work
3 credits, ONLINE
Classes will meet online with scheduled meetings Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00-8:00pm
SW 710 (sec 010), Diversity, Oppression and Social Justice in Social Work
2 credits, HYBRID (alternating in-person and online asynchronous)
Classes will meet IN-PERSON on Saturdays 9am-12:30pm (6/25, 7/9, 7/23, 8/6)
No scheduled class meetings on remaining weeks

Students who don’t have the required grade to qualify for an exemption (“B” or better in SW foundation courses; “C” or better in statistics) or who don’t have a comparable foundation social work course are required to take the non-exempted course(s) in addition to the regular advanced year course load. Depending on course availability, this can mean that students find their graduation is delayed. Taking a course in the Summer Bridge Term can significantly help to avoid graduation delays.

  • IMPORTANT: Please be sure that you’ve been accepted into the Part-Time MSW Program for the summer term rather than fall term. You should contact Academic Advisor Latoya Kirton with any questions.