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Advanced Standing

Our 35-credit advanced standing MSW program offers full-time (3 semester) and part-time (5 semester) options.

  • The part-time advanced standing program starts every spring semester and the application deadline is Sept. 15.
  • The full-time advanced standing program starts every summer semester and the application deadline is Feb. 1.

Advanced Standing Prerequisites

  • Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) from a CSWE-accredited program, with no more than six years between BSW conferral and start date of the MSW program
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • B- or better in ALL undergraduate social work major courses
  • A minimum of 24 credits of undergraduate liberal arts coursework
  • A Human Biology 3 cr. undergraduate course

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