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 SOWK 561 is required to prepare students for their advanced portion of the curriculum.
|Advanced Standing Preparation|
|SOWK 561||ADV. STANDING SEM.||6|
|Advanced Required Classes|
|SOWK 526||RESEARCH METHODS II||4|
|SOWK 568||PROSEMINARS IN SOCIAL WELFARE POLICIES AND PROGRAMS||4|
|SOWK 602||CLINICAL DIAGNOSIS AND EVIDENCE BASED TREATMENT||4|
|SOWK 603||LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT IN HUMAN SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS||4|
Students who successfully earn an MSW Advanced Standing from EWU should be able to do the following:
- advanced knowledge and skills in assessment and intervention methods of research informed practices within a generalist framework;
- elective content, advanced knowledge and skills in specific areas of practice, such as aging, palliative care, disabilities, public health, mental health, addiction, school social work, and child welfare;
- integrated research knowledge and skills that prepare students to evaluate their own practice, programs, and the evidence supporting specific interventions;
- readiness for leadership in a variety of arenas and practice settings, including program development, coordination, administration and supervision;
- social action knowledge and skills in policy analysis, development, legislation action, and community development.