Advanced Standing Course Sequences

The Advanced Standing online MSW offers two plans of study:

Learn more about the time commitment for each plan of study in the advanced standing program.

Consult your Admissions Counselor for information regarding Full-time cohort availability surrounding COVID-19.

Terms and Sessions

The number of total and weekly field placement hours shown below are subject to change.

Depending on your plan of study, the number of courses and field education hours you complete each term will vary. Your coursework for each term is split into two eight-week mini-sessions, allowing you to focus on fewer classes at a time while balancing your other lifestyle needs.

View how terms and sessions are organized for your desired plan of study below. 

2 Term (Full-Time) Example Plan of Study

Term 1 – 16.5 credits

Session 1Session 2
Elective #1 from Organizations & Communities domain (3 credits)
Elective #2 from Evaluation domain (3 credits)
• Specialist Year Fieldwork Integrative Seminar 1 (4.5 credits)

Term 2 – 16.5 credits

Session 1Session 2
Elective #5 (3 credits)
Elective #6 (3 credits)
• Specialist Year Fieldwork Integrative Seminar 2 (4.5 credits)
Elective #7 (3 credits)
Advanced Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis (3 credits)
• Specialist Year Fieldwork Integrative Seminar 2 continued

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4 Term (Part-Time) Example Plan of Study

Term 1 – 6 credits

Term 2 – 6 credits

Term 3 – 10.5 credits

Session 1Session 2
Elective #5 (3 credits)
• Specialist Year Fieldwork Integrative Seminar 1 (4.5 credits)
Elective #6 (3 credits)
• Specialist Year Fieldwork Integrative Seminar 1 continued

Term 4 – 9 credits

Session 1Session 2
Elective #7 (3 credits)
• Specialist Year Fieldwork Integrative Seminar 2 (4.5 credits)
Advanced Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis (3 credits)
• Specialist Year Fieldwork Integrative Seminar 2 continued

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