Students who enter the Master of Social Work program from disciplines other than social work enter the program as a 1st year student. These students must take courses to lay a foundation for the specialized level social work courses. These Generalist courses are taken during the first three semesters of the program. Students who begin as a 1st year student complete their course work in two and one-half years (seven semesters).
The advanced standing option was developed to recognize the academic accomplishments of outstanding applicants who have completed a B.A. in social work or BSW from a college or university accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Students who are accepted into the Advanced Standing level may complete their course work in one and one-half years (four semesters).
An area(s) of specialization is chosen after completing the Generalist year or when entering the program at the Advanced Standing level. Specialization Form