COD Cohort Program

MSW Cohort Program in Co-Occurring Disorders (COD)

The MSW COD Cohort program is designed for students who are employed in the field of Mental Health and Substance Use: Co-Occurring Disorders (COD). The COD Cohort program is designed to support students who are maintaining their employment while they pursue their MSW degree.

COD Cohort students take classes for three days per month (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) through three calendar years, including fall, spring, and summer semesters. Most classes are delivered in a hybrid format (on campus and online). The COD Cohort program emphasizes an adult learning paradigm in which courses are taken sequentially, a supportive learning community is created, and self–discipline and self-directed learning are key skills for success.

The application process for the COD Cohort program is the same as the process for other MSW applicants. Qualified employees of the Connecticut State Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) and its contract agencies are encouraged to apply. For further information, please see the COD Cohort Program Brochure.