Social Work, Advanced Standing Program, Master of Social Work (MSW)
Summer preparation program (6 credits) is required before entry to second year fall quarter classes.
The one-year Advanced Standing Program is only for persons with a BASW/BSW. In addition to the requirements for admission to the two-year program, the following requirements must be met:
a bachelor of social work degree must have been awarded no longer than seven years before the application date and the degree must be from a CSWE accredited undergraduate social work program,
an overall undergraduate GPA ≥3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and a GPA ≥3.5 in BSW course work.
This program requires a total of 51 credits. Foundation or first-year, course requirements are waived because students have received equivalent content in their BSW programs. A 6 credit Professional Preparation Seminar is required to prepare students for their advanced portion of the curriculum.
|Advanced Standing Preparation|
|SOWK 561||ADVANCED STANDING SEMINAR||6|
|Advanced Required Classes|
|SOWK 526||RESEARCH METHODS II||4|
|SOWK 568||PROSEMINARS IN SOCIAL WELFARE POLICIES AND PROGRAMS||4|
|SOWK 581||INTEGRATIVE SEMINAR I||1|
|SOWK 582||INTEGRATIVE SEMINAR II||1|
|SOWK 583||INTEGRATIVE SEMINAR III||1|
|SOWK 584||INTEGRATIVE SEMINAR IV||1|
|SOWK 602||CLINICAL DIAGNOSIS AND EVIDENCE BASED TREATMENT||4|
|SOWK 603||LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT IN HUMAN SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS||4|
Student Learning Outcomes—students will
- critique and implement evidence and strengths-based intervention models within an ecological practice framework;
- form relationships with community partners to meet client needs and address barriers to social justice across systems of all sizes;
- practice from case to cause and back to case, demonstrating an understanding of the interplay between policy and practice and the impact on client systems;
- engage in participatory forms of applied research to solve community problems.