University of Connecticut

Advanced Standing

For those who have achieved a high level of academic performance in both class and field work practice during your undergraduate social work studies, we offer a special designation called Advanced Standing. Advanced Standing is designed for individuals who have graduated within the last six years from an undergraduate social work program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). If you qualify, eight courses from the foundation phase of the program will be waived and you will begin the MSW program in the late summer.

The Advanced Standing Option is full-time only and cannot be pursued on a part-time basis.

How It Works

Begin in the Summer

The program begins in the late summer with an intensive four week session where you will complete five credits. The summer session introduces new content and serves as a bridge to the advanced year of the MSW program.

Full-time Study Fall and Spring

After successful completion of the summer session, you will join the advanced year (2nd) of the two-year program. You will complete concurrent coursework, an internship (560 hours, 9 credits), a research course and electives as part of the advanced year. You should be prepared for full-time study and consider not working full-time.

Advanced Standing Plan of Study

Summer Session Requirements:

CREDITS
COURSES
3
Method Concentration Course
1
Skills Laboratory
1
Special Populations
5

 

Fall and Spring Semester Requirements:

CREDITS
COURSES
9
Method Concentration Courses
2
Research Methods
8
Advanced Field Education
1
Advanced Field Advising Seminar
9
Electives
29
ADVANCED STANDING TOTAL CREDITS: 34
60 credits are needed for graduation (includes 26 credits waived below)

Foundation Courses Waived:  26 Credits

Analysis of Social Welfare Policy and Social Service Delivery Systems
Human Behavior in the Social Environment: Micro Theories
Human Behavior in the Social Environment: Macro Theories
Human Oppression
Macro Foundation Practice
Micro Foundation Practice
Research I: Principles and Methods of Social Work Research
Foundation Field & Field Advising Seminar