Advanced Standing Program

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Our Advanced Standing program is for those applicants who have received a BSW within the last five years. This cohort of students starts classes every summer semester and completes 34 credit hours over three semesters. Students graduate in a single calendar year.

Students choose to focus on two main areas of concentration: Families and Children OR Older Adults. This choice effects two courses, one focuses on social work practice and the other on social work policy. Students typically choose to complete their field placement in a field that aligns with this concentration. Students complete a total of 500 hours in their field placement.

Advanced Standing Program of Study

Summer Semester Year 1

  • FSW 615 Cultural Competency (3 CH)
  • FSW 616 Graduate Social Work Research I (3 CH)
  • FSW 664 Field Seminar (1CH)
  • FSW 661 Field Education I (2 CH)
  • FSW 688 Clinical Interventions in SW or Consult with advisor for an elective (500 and above): (3CH)

10 hours total

Fall Semester Year 1

  • FSW 716 Social Work Research II (3 CH)
  • FSW 723 SW Assessment and the DSM (3CH)
  • Concentration Practice course, Choose One:
    • FSW 641: Children & Families OR
    • FSW645: Older Adults, (3CH)
  • FSW 762 Field Education II (2 CH)
  • FSW 765 Field Seminar II (1 CH)
12 hours total

Spring Semester Year 2 

  • FSW 717 Social Work Capstone (3 CH)
  • FSW 724 Agency Administration (3 CH)
  • Concentration Policy Course, Choose One:
    • FSW 642: Children & Families OR
    • FSW 646: Older Adults (3CH)
  • FSS 763 Field Education III (2 CH)
  • FSW 766 Field Seminar III (1 CH)

12 hours total

Part-time Advanced Standing Program of Study

Summer Year 1

  • FSW 615 Cultural Competency in Social Work Practice (3 CH)
  • Elective Course TBD by student (3 CH)

6 Hours

Fall Year 1

  • FSW 616 Graduate Social Work Research I (3 CH)
  • Concentration Practice course, Choose One:
    • FSW 641: Children & Families OR
    • FSW 645: Older Adults, (3CH)

6 Hours

Spring Year 1

  • FSW 724 Agency Administration (3CH)
  • Concentration Policy Course, Choose One:
    • FSW 642: Children & Families OR
    • FSW 646: Older Adults (3CH)

6 Hours

Summer Year 2

  • FSW 618 Advanced Standing Professional Development Seminar (1 CH)
  • FSW 723 SW Assessment and the DSM (3CH)

4 hours

Fall Year 2

  • FSW 716 Social Work Research II (3 CH)
  • FSW 762 Field Education II (2 CH)
  • FSW 765 Seminar II (1CH)

6 hours

Spring Year 2

  • FSW 717 Social Work Capstone (3 CH)
  • FSW 763 Field Education III (2 CH)
  • FSW 766 Field Education Seminar III (1 CH)

6 hours