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Advanced Standing Programs (32 credits)

  • In order to be eligible for our MSW Advanced Standing 32 credit programs, you must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work (BSW) from an accredited institution. Your BSW must have been conferred within the past five years.
  • Barry’s full-time Advanced Standing 32 credit MSW programs are extremely rigorous, incorporating clinical concentration courses in conjunction with a field education experience. Aside from completing an average of 16 credits over the course of 2 semesters, you are expected to complete a total of 672 hours of field education. Students choosing this option should expect to complete the MSW program in two consecutive semesters (approximately 7 months). This program is not recommended for prospective students that work upwards of 20 hours per week.
  • Please note that BUSSW does not grant credit for life and/or work experience. All students must complete the field education criteria.

Sample Schedule

Full-time 32 Credits - Advanced Standing

Semester 1Semester 2
SW 607 Psychopathology (3 credits)

SW 569 Introduction to Trauma & Resilience (3 credits)

SW 611 Advanced Clinical SW Practice with Individuals (3 credits)

SW 619 Advanced Clinical SW Practice with Families (3 credits)

SW  675 Field Education III (4 credits)

# of Credits – 16
SW 677 Advanced Clinical Practice with Groups (3 credits)

SW 685 Evaluation of Clinical SW Practice (3 credits)

SW 687 Leadership, Advocacy and Policy Practice (3 credits)

SW   Elective (3 credits)

SW  689 Field Education IV (4 credits)

# of Credits -16

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