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Master of Social Work (MSW) Degree — Advanced Standing MSW Path

Advanced Standing MSW Path

The second-round application period is January 9, 2023, until February 17, 2023, at 11:59PM. Classes begin in May 2023.

The Advanced Standing MSW program is cohort-based and begins in the Spring (May) each year and has two options for completion:

  • Full-time (1 academic year)
  • Part-time (2 academic years)

Already Applied?

Applicants from the October - December 2022 application cycle will be evaluated prior to processing the second round of applicants. If you completed your application between October - December you do not need to apply again.

Decisions for the October - December applications will be announced around the middle of February. Applicants to our late application period (opening soon) should anticipate receiving decisions by the end of February.

Each application cycle provides opportunities to pursue either the Regular Path (starts at the end of June) or the Advanced Standing (BSW, starts in May 2023) Degree Path.

Advanced Standing MSW Path Criteria

Advanced Standing MSW Path Curriculum

View MSW Course Catalog

The Advanced Standing MSW program consists of 40 graduate-level social work credits.


Advanced Standing Bridge Courses (12 cr)

Students admitted to the Advanced Standing MSW program must complete the Bridge courses.

  • SW 510 - Bridge to Advanced Generalist SW 1 cr
  • SW 530A - Clinical Diagnosis 1 cr
  • SW 530B - Supervision & Leadership 2 cr
  • SW 541 - Social Work Research II 3 cr
  • SW 550A - Application in HBSE & Policy 2 cr
  • SW 550B - Integration of HBSE & Policy 1 cr
  • SW 582 - Social Work Field Education III 2 cr

Advanced Generalist Core (22 cr)

All students must complete the Advanced Generalist Core courses.

  • SW 630 - Human Services Management 3 cr
  • SW 640 - Applied Research 2 cr
  • SW 641 - Integrative Project 3 cr
  • SW 660 - Advanced Generalist Social Work Practice I 3 cr
  • SW 661 - Advanced Generalist Social Work Practice II 3 cr
  • SW 680 - Social Work Field Education IV 4 cr
  • SW 681 - Social Work Field Education V 4 cr


All MSW students must select a minimum of six credits of graduate SW electives. Electives will be scheduled based on faculty availability.

  • SW 690 - Special Topics in Advanced Social Work 1-6 cr * (This course may be repeated for up to 9 credits.)




Graduate Admissions
Wickes Hall 230

Denise E. Dedman, PhD, ACSW, LMSW MSW Program Coordinator Associate Professor, Department of Social Work & Youth Services
Health & Human Services 239
(989) 964-2591

Tanika Williams
Graduate Admissions Coordinator
(989) 461-2050