Advanced Standing MSW

What is Advanced Standing?

Designed for eligible graduates of baccalaureate programs in social work or social welfare, Advanced Standing allows you to enter the advanced level of the MSW curriculum.

Advanced Standing MSW student at the MSW Capstone Fair

Am I eligible for Advanced Standing?

To be eligible, you must have a BSW or BASW from a U.S. program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and have graduated within 5 years of entry to the program.

In addition, Advanced Standing candidates must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher in their BASW major or have passed all social work core courses with a minimum 3.0 ("B") grade.

Admission to the program is competitive as space is limited and many applicants will meet the minimum criteria. Selection is based on academic background and potential, professional goals matched with program goals and curriculum, social service experience, commitment to social justice and experience with diverse populations. Advanced Standing applicants submit the same application materials as the 3-year MSW Program applicants.

► How to apply


Advanced Standing curriculum

► Students admitted Winter 2018 and beyond:

Effective Winter 2018

First Year (19 credits)
Quarter Course Credits
Winter
(7 credits)
T SOCW 598: Integrative Seminar 5
TSOCW 597: Social Welfare Research 2
Spring
(6 credits)
T SOCW 535: Research for Advanced Integrative Practice 3
T SOCW 540-560: Advanced Integrative Practice Selective 3
Summer
(6 credits)
T SOCW 525: Advanced Practicum (1) 3
TSOCW 540-560: Advanced Integrative Practice Selective 3
Second Year (26 credits)
Quarter Course Credits
Autumn
(10 credits)
T SOCW 525: Advanced Practicum (1) 4
T SOCW 531: Advanced Integrative Policy and Advocacy 3
T SOCW 532: Advanced Integrative Practice I 3
Winter
(8 credits)
T SOCW 525: Advanced Practicum (1) 5
T SOCW 533: Advanced Integrative Practice II 3
Spring
(8 credits)
T SOCW 525: Advanced Practicum (1) 5
T SOCW 540-560: Advanced Integrative Practice Selective 3
Total 45

  (1) Advanced Practicum totals 680 hours (17 credits)

► Students admitted Winter 2017 and prior:

Effective Winter 2012

First Year (19 credits)
Quarter Course Credits
Winter
(7 credits)
T SOCW 598: Integrative Seminar 5
TSOCW 597: Social Welfare Research 2
Spring
(6 credits)
T SOCW 535: Research for Advanced Integrative Practice 3
T SOCW 540-560: Advanced Integrative Practice Selective 3
Summer
(6 credits)
T SOCW 525: Advanced Practicum (1) 3
TSOCW 540-560: Advanced Integrative Practice Selective 3
Second Year (27 credits)
Quarter Course Credits
Autumn
(11 credits)
T SOCW 525: Advanced Practicum (1) 5
T SOCW 531: Advanced Integrative Policy and Advocacy 3
T SOCW 532: Advanced Integrative Practice I 3
Winter
(8 credits)
T SOCW 525: Advanced Practicum (1) 5
T SOCW 533: Advanced Integrative Practice II 3
Spring
(8 credits)
T SOCW 525: Advanced Practicum (1) 5
T SOCW 540-560: Advanced Integrative Practice Selective 3
Total 46

  (1) Advanced Practicum totals 720 hours (18 credits)