Social Work, Advanced Standing Program, Master of Social Work (MSW)

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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:

  1. 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,

  2. 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 561ADV. STANDING SEM.6
Advanced Required Classes
SOWK 526RESEARCH METHODS II4
SOWK 568PROSEMINARS IN SOCIAL WELFARE POLICIES AND PROGRAMS4
SOWK 581INTEGRATIVE SEMINAR I1
SOWK 582INTEGRATIVE SEMINAR II1
SOWK 583INTEGRATIVE SEMINAR III1
SOWK 584INTEGRATIVE SEMINAR IV1
SOWK 602CLINICAL DIAGNOSIS AND EVIDENCE BASED TREATMENT4
SOWK 603LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT IN HUMAN SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS4
Elective Courses 12
Advanced Practicum/Seminar 13
Total Credits51

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.