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Advanced Standing

PRIORITY APPLICATION DEADLINE

November 19, 2018

FINAL APPLICATION DEADLINE

November 30, 2018

Summer Term Start Date

May 14, 2019

GRE Required

No

Applicants who have earned a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree within the past five years from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited program may be granted Advanced Standing, enabling them to qualify for a MSW in three semesters of full-time study.

Requirements

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.3 or better on a 4.0 point scale
  • 3.0 GPA in all undergraduate substantive courses
  • At least a B+ average in their field practicum
  • Final Field Evaluation from BSW to TSSW Field Placement Office
  • BSW awarded in the last five years

Additional Information Required for Admission

In addition to submitting an online application for admission to the Online MSW Advanced Standing program applicants must also submit the following documents or information:

Applicants are required to submit a typewritten essay covering the material below.

  1. The origin and development of their interest in social work as a professional, including any significant influences or experiences.
  2. What personal qualifications they bring to the classroom and social work practice. Any limitations that might affect their ability to practice social work.
  3. Discuss the way in which they have handled a social experience or personal situation that has had a significant emotional impact on them. How did that experience contributed to their knowledge of themselves and others.
  4. Discuss their experience working with multicultural populations other than their own identified race, religion or background.

It should be similar in structure to one the applicant would submit for employment.

One copy of the official transcript from each college/university attended. Transcript(s) must be in sealed envelopes with the registrar's signature across the seal.

Two (2) letters of reference/recommendation are required. The applicant should select three individuals who know him or her well and have agreed to write a reference/recommendation for the applicant. If the applicant is presently working or has been engaged in volunteer work in human services, one letter should be submitted by the applicant’s supervisor or employer. If the applicant is currently a student, two (2) letters should be submitted by a faculty advisor or professor in the applicant’s major area.

Field Placement Requirement

The minimum number of field placement hours required per semester is:

  • 316 hours or roughly 24 hours per week, for full-time students
  • 158 hours or roughly 12 hours per week, for part-time students

Typical Time Commitment Breakdown

Prospective students can also view a typical breakdown of how they can expect to dedicate their time to the program each week.

Coursework Schedule:

Semester 1: 15 Credits

Course Number Course Title Credits

SOWK 7320

Social Work Practice with Individuals, Families and Groups

3

SOWK 7230

Community Organizing and Policy Advocacy

3

SOWK 7220

Theory II

2

SOWK 7420

Tools II

2

SOWK 7520

Field Practicum I - 24 field placement hours and field seminar

5

Semester 2: 15 Credits

Course Number Course Title Credits

SOWK 7330

Advanced Methods

5

SOWK 7430

Data Management, Analysis and Interpretation

3

SOWK 7530

Field Practicum II - 24 field placement hours and field seminar

5

TBD

SW Elective

2

Semester 3: 14 Credits

Course Number Course Title Credits

SOWK 7440

Capstone Seminar

2

SOWK 7480

Field Practicum III - 24 field placement hours and field seminar

5

TBD

SW Elective

3

TBD

SW Elective

2

TBD

SW Elective

2

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