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Advanced Standing Program

Students will be considered for the Advanced Standing program if they have earned a baccalaureate degree in the last eight years from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited social work program with an overall GPA of 3.0 and a major GPA of 3.25 or higher on a 4.0 scale. If a student has attended more than one undergraduate institution, all undergraduate GPAs will be used in the calculation of the overall GPA. A recommendation from the Program Director or designee of their BSW Program is required.

Students enrolled in the 36 credit program must complete 6 credit hours of field practicum, 12 credit hours of electives, and 18 credit hours of required coursework, including a summer "bridge" course.

 Provisional Admission

In exceptional cases, applicants who lack the required grade point average but whose other qualifications are outstanding may be admitted on a provisional basis. Applicants admitted provisionally must earn a 3.0 grade point average by the end of the first 12 credits.




      SWK/SOWK 610: Advanced Human Behavior in the Social Environment
      SWK/SOWK 615  Advanced Social Welfare Policy
      SWK/SOWK 625: Advanced Research Methods
      SWK/SOWK 620: Advanced Micro/Mezzo Social Work Practice
      SWK/SOWK 621: Advanced Macro Social Practice
      SWK/SOWK 630: Advanced Field Practicum I
      SWK/SOWK 631: Advanced Field Practicum II


      SWK/SOWK 602: Behavioral Health
      SWK/SOWK 603: Gender Issues
      SWK/SOWK 604: Health Care
      SWK/SOWK 605: Child Welfare
      SWK/SOWK 606: School Social Work
      SWK/SOWK 607: Emergency Mental Health and Trauma
      SWK/SOWK 608: Social Work Administration and Supervision
      SWK/SOWK 609: Introduction to Art Therapy
      SWK/SOWK 611: Children and Youth at Risk
      SWK/SOWK 613: Mediation in Social Work Practice
      SWK/SOWK 616: Leadership Dynamics in Social Work Practice
      SWK/SOWK 617: Addictions in the Field of Social Work
      SWK/SOWK 618: Human Rights in Social Work
      SWK/SOWK 619: Global Perspectives in Social Work
      SWK/SOWK 640-643: Special Topics