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Second Summer Registration


The deadline to waive out of or apply transfer credit toward a second-summer required course is December 15th. Please be sure to complete the required forms by this deadline.


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Before reading specific registration instructions for your class, please make sure you are familiar with the School policies regarding course and graduation requirements as well as general registration information outlined at We suggest you read this document through at least once prior to elective registration.


BannerWeb Registration Dates


Second-summer students will participate in BannerWeb online registration, for electives only, starting Sunday, April 3, 2016, at 12:00 pm Eastern time. Students must have completed the process by 11:00 pm Eastern time on Wednesday, April 6, 2016. OAS staff will be available by phone and email for the first hour of registration on April 3rd to answer questions (but please direct technical questions to ITS, which will also be staffed - (413) 585-4487). Staff are not able to register students by phone.


Second-summer students register for one elective in Term 1 and two electives in Term 2 that do not conflict with the required courses that have already been scheduled. Do not drop, delete or change any required courses on your record. If you do so inadvertently, please notify OAS staff at once by email (, giving us your 99 number and the course you dropped or changed.


You will not be able to register until the dates and times specified above. Although OAS staff will run routine degree audits at the end of each registration period, students bear responsibility for meeting degree requirements. Note that students with holds on their records due to tuition balances owed, library fees, parking fines or late course evaluations will not be able to register until the holds are released by the appropriate office. Holds cannot be removed until normal business hours.


Changes can and often do occur after registration. If you are registered for a course that changes term or meeting time, OAS will send a notice of the change to you, attempt to register you again in the changed offering, and follow up if there is a time conflict.


Technical instructions for second-summer BannerWeb registration


Students who Cannot or Choose Not to do BannerWeb Registration


If you cannot or choose not to register during the above times, you may fax your prioritized choices - noting the CRN for each course, your name, your 99 number (all required) and course number (preferred)- before 12:00 noon on Friday, April 1, 2016, Attn: Sharyn Zuffelato, or email them to by the same date no later than 12:00 noon Eastern Time. Both email and fax provide a date/time stamp that will be used to prioritize registration order (but you will lose your priority status if you fail to provide CRNs or your 99 number!). We are not able to register students by phone. OAS staff will begin registering you at the same time your colleagues begin BannerWeb registration. Be sure to provide a number of alternatives, as OAS staff cannot choose electives for you, and make sure there are no time conflicts in your schedule.

Second Summer Requirements

Listed below are courses second-summer students are required to take. By the time you undertake BannerWeb elective registration, you will already have been scheduled into a random section of each applicable required course.Do not drop, delete or change any required courses on your record. Abbreviations in parentheses represent the Sequence that manages the course. Course descriptions are available by clicking here.

Summer Term 1 Courses

Summer Term 2 Courses


Special Scheduling Requests 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 (the registration for which takes place prior to BannerWeb elective registration), please submit your request (click here) to the Office of Academic Support Services ( or fax, (413) 585-7994). Such requests must arrive at OAS by 4:00 pm Eastern Time on Monday, February 22, 2016, in order to be considered.


As a second-summer student, you need to start meeting the newly structured elective requirements (3-2-2). Starting with the class of 2017, MSW students will be required to take 3 Policy electives (one of which must be a Field of Practice elective), 2 Practice electives (one of which must be a Multi-Person Modality elective), and 2 HBSE electives (one of which must be an Advanced Theory elective). For your second summer, you will register for one elective interm 1 and two electives in term 2. As required courses cannot be moved or changed, you will need to select electives that do not conflict wiht these core classes.

Below you will find a chart of the electives that will be offered in summer 2016 (days and time are in process). Second summer students will register three weeks after third summer student registration, and the Office of Academic Support will post the schedule of available electives approximately one week before online registration.



Policy General Electives

May be used as Policy-Field

of Practice elective


Managing ethnicities: a socio legal history of immigration to the U.S.



Mental Health Policy and Services


Families and Social Policies


Health Policy and Services


Child Welfare Policy and Services


LGBTQ Identity and Social Policy



Criminal Justice Policy: Implications for Social Work Practice


Family Law



Lobbying and Grant Writing



Social Policy Challenges to Clinical Social Work and What to do about Them



Social Justice and the Law: Public Policy and the Laws of the U.S.



Aging Policy


Black Lives Matter: Case Studies in Intersectional Anti-Racism and Anti-Violence Activism



Substance Abuse Policy and Services


Women and Policy in a Global Context



Practice General Electives


May be used as Practice-Multi-Person Modality elective


Couple Therapy: Systems, Models, and Narratives


Couple Therapy: Exploration, Integration, and Facilitation


Family Therapy: Narrative Approaches to Social Work


Group Therapy


The Role of Religion and Spirituality in Clinical Social Work



Social Work Practice with Older Adults



An Introduction to Cognitive Behavioral Practice



Community-based Practice with Children and Families


Group Treatment for Children and Young Adolescents


Beyond Combat: Clinical Social Work Theory and Practice Models



Social Work Treatment with Adolescents in Culture and Context


Social Work and the Schools: Making the Marriage Work


Clinical Social Work with Children


Social Work in Health Care



Cultivating Client Resilience: Using Positive Psychology in Social Work



Clinical Perspectives on Disability



Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Identities: Developmental and Treatment Considerations



Brief Dynamic Psychotherapy



Clinical Social Work and Social Action: Bridging the False Dichotomy



Psychosocial capacity building in response to disasters



HBSE General Electives

May be used as HBSE-Advanced Theory elective


Collective Trauma: The Impact of Intercommunal Violence on Individuals, Communities and Cultures


Crisis Intervention



Neurobiology and Clinical Social Work



Bearing Witness: Making Sense of Trauma and Traumatic Stress Responses



Social Class and its Implications for Social Work


Psychodynamic Relational Perspectives: Implications for Theory and Therapeutic Process



Transgender Studies: Theory, Practice, and Advocacy


Race and Ethnicity in Psychodynamic Clinical Practice


Attachment and Mastery in Contemporary Ego Psychology



Comparative Perspectives on Disability and Disability Policy


Issues in the Treatment of Mental Illness: Clinical and Social Policy Perspectives



Theory and Clinical Practice with Addicted Clients: Dual Diagnosis



Gender Studies



Research General Electives



Participatory - and Action- Based Community Research



Researching Recent Scholarship on Marginalized Populations



For full course descriptions click here. This site will contain the most up-to-date information. Courses coded "3rd sum" on elective listings are available to third-summer students only.

New electives must run for three years before they are considered for addition to the permanent online course listings.

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 200.12). In order to ensure that you are placed properly in your courses, please submit materials and the form to OAS no later than December 15, 2015. You may also petition to waive a course and replace it with an elective; this deadline is also December 15, 2015. 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.



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

Updated 2/3/2016