Advanced Standing Program

MSW Advanced Standing Program (39 Credits)

MSW applicants who have graduated from a CSWE-accredited Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program within the past six years are eligible to apply for admission with Advanced Standing. Advanced Standing students have demonstrated competencies in generalist social work (21 credits) through exemplary performance in their BSW courses and field practice. In addition, they have shown professional maturity through voluntary or employed experience in human services.

Advanced Standing students complete 39 credits, including a clinical field placement of 700 hours (about 24 hours per week) in their specialized field of practice. The MSW Advanced Standing program may be completed in one calendar year of full-time study (summer, fall, and spring semesters) or in two academic years of full-time study (two fall semesters and two spring semesters). Employed students are encouraged to select the two-year plan.

Applicants to the MSW Advanced Standing program complete the regular MSW application process, and in addition, they submit a third educational or professional reference letter and their final BSW field evaluation (for BSW graduates) or mid-term field evaluation (for current BSW students).