The Advanced Standing MSW Program is designed for students who have earned a BSW or BASW from a CSWE accredited undergraduate social work program no more than seven years ago. The Advanced Standing MSW Program is available in both the full-time and part-time formats.
In the full-time format, students begin in the summer and complete the program in one year. In the part-time programs, students begin core coursework in the winter and graduate in a year and a half. All Advanced Standing students take a seminar in the summer prior to beginning the program. Advanced Standing students join the regular cohorts during the advanced portion of the curriculum.
During the final year in advanced generalist practice curriculum, students learn to apply the person and environment construct in the context of field practicum and advanced courses in clinical assessment and evidence-based treatments, research methods, organizational and policy analysis, program development, and administrative practices. Special attention is given to the development of leadership skills to work for the prevention of conditions that limit human rights, the elimination of poverty, and the enhancement of the quality of life for all persons. The program embraces social justice in all areas of practice.