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  School of Social Work 2019-2021 Degree Programs Master of Social Work Program (M.S.W.) Advanced Standing  

Advanced Standing

The school offers an advanced-standing master of social work (M.S.W.) program for students who have earned a baccalaureate degree in social work from an undergraduate social work program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

Students with foreign degrees, with the one exception of graduates with baccalaureate degrees accredited by the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW), cannot be considered for advanced standing and must complete the full program.

However, those students with foreign undergraduate degrees in social work may contact the Council of Social Work Education to inquire about a transcript review and eligibility determination.

Twenty-one credits from an advanced-standing student's undergraduate degree in social work from an accredited program is applied toward the student's M.S.W. degree.

Students who are admitted as advanced-standing on-campus students enter in the summer semester where they will be required to successfully complete 9 credits. In addition to coursework, advanced-standing students are required to begin a field placement for 21 hours per week for 10 weeks during the Summer Session.

Prior to matriculation, advanced-standing students must have completed an introductory statistics course covering descriptive and basic inferential statistical procedures.

Advanced-standing students are required to take the course of study associated with their specialization choice.

The specialized curriculum consists of:
  • A specialization in a method of advanced practice

  • An advanced research course

All students take an advanced research course that builds upon the basic knowledge acquired in the foundation research course. Major emphasis is on the evaluation of practice models, evaluation of individual practice, and the evaluation of agency programs.

  • Advanced field instruction

The advanced field practicum is specialization specific. During two semesters, students take 6 credits of advanced fieldwork in the specialization of their choice. The advanced field practicum must be taken concurrently with the appropriate advanced practice courses. The advanced-standing students' requirement for field education is 22 1/2 hours per week for 15 weeks each in the fall and spring semesters.

  • Electives

All students must complete 9 credits of electives.

        • Advanced practice distribution requirement
        • Human behavior distribution requirement
           
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