The 10-month, full-time MSW Advanced Standing Program is for applicants who have an undergraduate degree in social work or social welfare. This program allows students to complete their degree requirements more quickly and to focus on the area of social work they feel most passionate about after completing required coursework in the summer.

To be eligible—Students applying for the advanced standing program must have graduated, within the last five years, from a U.S. baccalaureate program in social work or social welfare accredited by the CSWE or a Canadian bachelors level social work program accredited by CASSW (CASWE). Candidates must also have a grade of at least 3.0 in each required BSW/BASW course or a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher in the required courses. Additionally, candidates are recommended to have at least 2000 hours of relevant social service experience by the time of application, however, this is not a requirement. Students with social work degrees outside of the U.S. and Canada may be interested in seeking International Degree Recognition and Evaluation through CSWE.