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Advanced standing

Advanced standing is a one-year full-time academic program that is granted to students with a bachelor’s degree in social work from a program accredited by the CSWE. 

Masters of Social Work

The program requires 61 semester credit hours, including a minimum of 960 hours of field practicum and the completion of a thesis or research project. During the first year students acquire foundation knowledge and skills for advanced social work practice. Foundation knowledge is supported by courses in social welfare policy and services, diversity, populations at risk, social and economic justice, research, and field education. During the second year students concentrate their study in Children and Family Services or Mental Health and Substance Abuse. The MSW program is consistent with the university’s mission and institutional goals, and the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

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