Master of Social Work Advanced Standing Program

The Advanced Standing Program allows outstanding graduates of undergraduate social work programs to complete the MSW in a 37 credit hour accelerated program. Students seeking admission into the Advanced Standing Program must: 1) meet all admissions requirements for the 60 credit hour program; 2) have obtained a BA/BSW degree from an undergraduate program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) within five years of making application to the MSW or be a Licensed Baccalaureate Social Worker (LBSW); 3) have an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher; 4) have a GPA of 3.3 or higher in their undergraduate social work courses; 5) submit test scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Writing Exam that demonstrate graduate level proficiency in writing.

New admissions for Advanced Standing students occur for summer session only. Deadline for application is March 1st, for scholarship/assistantship consideration and April 15th for regular admissions.

Students in the Advanced Standing Program complete seven credit hours of foundation content and all concentration content. Required coursework is as follows:

All of the following foundation courses:

  • SWRK 7005 - Assessmnt,Diag,Psychopath
  • SWRK 7030 – Social Welfare Policy
  • SWRK 7050 - Advanced Standing Field

Complete a concentration in either Advanced Practice with Children, Youth, and Families (available fully online beginning summer 2019) or Advanced Practice with Adults and Families (available fully online beginning summer 2020). A field placement of 560 hours is required as part of the concentration. Online students must have daytime availability in their respective time zone to complete that field placement.