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12-Month Advanced Standing MSW Program

In the 12-Month Advanced Standing MSW program, students begin classes in May and graduate in the following May. Each cohort receives an intensive start to our MSW curriculum during the summer term.

Course Distribution

Summer Session

Students in the 12-Month Advanced Standing MSW program complete 13 credit hours over the summer. These courses are required:

  • SOWO 702, Human Behavior in Context (1.5 credit hours)
  • SOWO 712, Research and Evaluation (1.5 credit hours)
  • SOWO 732, Brief History of Oppression and Social Welfare Policy (1.5 credit hours)
  • SOWO 772, Social Work Practice Module (1.5 credit hours)
  • SOWO 522, Pre-Specialization Practicum for Advanced Standing Students (4 credit hours)

In addition, each student completes one of the following courses, depending on the student’s concentration:

  • SOWO 740, Implementing Evidence-Informed Practice for Individuals, Families, and Groups (3 credit hours) for the Direct Practice concentration, OR
  • SOWO 770, Implementing Evidence-Informed Practice with Organizations and Communities (3 credit hours for the Community Management and Policy Practice concentration

Fall and Spring Semesters

After completing summer coursework, 12-Month Advanced Standing students join all rising final-year MSW students to complete the Specialization Curriculum during the fall and spring semesters.


Contact for 12-Month Advanced Standing MSW Program

Tauchiana Williams, Program Coordinator, 919-843-7512