MSW Advanced Standing
The Advanced Standing program is a 44 credit degree designed for students who have earned an undergraduate degree in social work or social welfare from a CSWE accredited program. The MSW practice specialization focuses on integrating health and behavioral health practice. Students take an integrated mix of clinical and selected macro skills for leadership and management.
Students can complete the program either full or extended time. The Advanced Standing study plan requires one year long field education internship from May to May.
- In the Full-Time Advanced Standing Study Plan, students begin field education at 16 hours per week during the first summer of enrollment and continue at the same field education practicum at 20 hours per week throughout the academic year.
- In the Extended Time Advanced Standing Study Plan, students begin field education at 16 hours per week during the second summer of enrollment and continue at the same field education practicum at 20 hours per week through the end of the final academic year.
Students who continue employment while in the program should make certain their employers allow for scheduling changes or flexibility of hours because field education practice internships must take place during the business week.