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First Summer Registration

All first-summer courses are required and sectioned by the Office of Academic Support Services (OAS). First-summer (entering) students take five required courses, scheduled in eleven of the official class meeting blocks, per term (see below). Students will be expected to arrange personal commitments around this schedule.

By mid-May, entering students schedules will be viewable on BannerWeb. The school reserves the right to make changes to scheduled course offerings and meeting times.

Class Block Chart

Unshaded areas on the chart below represent official class meeting blocks for SSW summer academic terms. Monday evenings are reserved for the Summer Lecture Series.

Note that the Banner database system, which produces class meeting schedules and other information, uses "R" to designate "Thursday." Thus, for example, if you have a class that meets on Tues. and Thurs., the designation will be "T R."

  Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri
8:30-10:20 a.m.          
10:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m.          
1:40-3:30 p.m.          
3:40-5:30 p.m.          
7-8:50 p.m.          

First-Summer Requirements

Summer Term 1 Courses

Summer Term 2 Courses

Degree Requirements starting with the Class of 2018

Credits required to graduate - 130

Year 1 -

Year 2 -

Year 3 -

In total, students will take a minimum of 11 electives , 1 in research; 2 in Practice; 2 in Policy; and 2 in HBSE. Content Specific requirements are required in these sequences.

Special Scheduling Request for Required Courses

We understand that childcare, commuting, and part-time work can add stress to your very full academic schedule. If you have special circumstances that you would like us to consider while scheduling your required courses, please submit your request to the Office of Academic Support Services,, or fax to 413-585-7994. The deadline is within two weeks of your acceptance to the School for Social Work. Using the MSW Special Scheduling Request form will help expedite your request.

Transferring and Waiving Courses

If you have completed course work elsewhere that closely aligns with the description of any of the above required courses and that has not already been transferred to your record, you may petition for transfer credit (see Master's Program Handbook, section 503).

Petition for transfer credit (Writable PDF when opened with Adobe Reader).

You may also petition to waive a course and replace it with an elective. Students should not attempt to transfer and waive the same course. If you are approved for transfer credit or waiver and are already registered, OAS staff will work with you to adjust your schedule.

Petition to Waive a Required Course (Writable PDF when opened with Adobe Reader)

Please note the December 15th deadlines on the forms. Your request has a better chance of being considered if you meet the deadline.


Updated 5/25/16