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Earn Your MSW Faster with Advanced Standing

You may be closer than you know to earning your Master of Social Work (MSW). If you have already completed a CSWE-accredited Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree program with a GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale), and demonstrate a solid grasp of the core principles in social work, you may qualify for Advanced Standing at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work.

Applications for Advanced Standing are reviewed individually by the Admissions Committee, comprised of university faculty and social work professionals, and evaluated for superior academic performance, positive referrals and personal commitment to the demands of social work. If accepted, Advanced Standing students will enter the MSW program in their concentration year and be required to complete 30 credit hours.

Requirements for Advanced Standing

  • Completed application
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and a bachelor of social work (BSW) degree from a CSWE-accredited program
  • Two personal statements:
    • Discuss how a personal life experience influenced your choice of social work as a profession
    • Describe in detail a relevant social problem: How have you addressed this problem so far and how you will address this problem as a social worker?
  • One letter of recommendation from the director or faculty advisor of your BSW program addressing your readiness for advanced standing
  • Final fieldwork evaluation from your BSW program
  • Official transcript(s) of all previous colleges attended
  • $50 non-refundable application fee submitted by credit card

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Our Faculty Advisors and Student Success Coordinators are dedicated to helping you build a path that can lead you to new opportunities and eventual success in your chosen social work discipline.

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