Social Work- MSW Advanced Standing

School of Social Work

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About the Program Social Work - MSW Advanced Standing (In person/Online)

Welcome to the Barry University School of Social Work. We view our School, and Barry, as a family, and we are so proud to be a part of your journey. Informed by our Core Performance Standards, we will require advanced development of your skills in relationships, communication, critical thinking, and organization. We will challenge you to be your very best and support you all along the way.

The MSW Advanced Standing program is 32 credits and designed for those with a BSW from a Council on Social Work Education-accredited program conferred within the past five years.

Clinical in scope, our curriculum also provides MSW graduates with a foundation in policy practice, administrative leadership, and applied social research. In addition, our program is trauma-informed curriculum, exceptional faculty, visionary leadership team, and professional development opportunities. Our Center for Human Rights and Social Justice also provides a framework for social change.

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Program Options and Curriculum

Sarah Ingram Herring

Sarah Ingram-Herring, Ph.D., LCSW Director, MSW Program

Director’s Welcome

“Welcome to Barry University School of Social Work where students gain the requisite clinical practice knowledge, hands-on clinical practice experience, and leadership skills to prepare them for independent, ethical, and competent social work practice.”

Internship Clinical Education

At Barry University School of Social Work, Clinical Education provides an opportunity for students to gain real-life, hands-on work experience in social service agencies and organizations. Through this lived experience, students are able to practice the integration of social work knowledge, theories, values, ethics, skills, and techniques in work with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.

In collaboration with Clinical Education staff and administrators, students are able to select from a wide range of practice settings (i.e. children and families, mental health, substance abuse/addictions, hospitals, veteran’s administration, skilled nursing facilities, criminal justice, schools) the appropriate agency match to complete requirements of their Clinical Education courses. 

Professional and Clinical Practice Placement Core Performance Standards

Clinical Sites Include:

Books School

Schools

Health

Hospitals & Health Centers

Law

Criminal Justice Agencies

Inclusive Community

Community-based Agencies

  • Books School

    Schools

  • Health

    Hospitals & Health Centers

  • Law

    Criminal Justice Agencies

  • Inclusive Community

    Community-based Agencies

Alyssa Persaud

Alyssa Persaud Director of Graduate Admissions

Welcome to Barry University School of Social Work - MSW Advanced Standing!

“I want to make applying to Barry University a smooth experience so please connect with any questions you have about the application process. ”

Admissions Overview Admission Requirements

Plan

Personal statement discussing your professional interests and your commitment to social justice. Must be 500-words, in APA format, double-spaced

Certificate3

CSWE-accredited Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized college or university

Inclusive2

Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher with a 3.0 or higher in all Social Work courses

Instructor

Two Letters of Recommendation from past professors, professionals, supervisors, or community leaders who can attest to your readiness for social work graduate studies

Certificate

A final field evaluation from your undergraduate field placement (can be used in place of one reference

  • Plan

    Personal statement discussing your professional interests and your commitment to social justice. Must be 500-words, in APA format, double-spaced

  • Certificate3

    CSWE-accredited Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized college or university

  • Inclusive2

    Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher with a 3.0 or higher in all Social Work courses

  • Instructor

    Two Letters of Recommendation from past professors, professionals, supervisors, or community leaders who can attest to your readiness for social work graduate studies

  • Certificate

    A final field evaluation from your undergraduate field placement (can be used in place of one reference

Admissions Overview International Student FAQs

If you are an international student, applying as early as possible is in your best interest in order to allow ample time for immigration processing. Please be aware that admission to Barry University does not guarantee that you will be granted a student visa by the United States Embassy or Consulate in your country of origin.

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Financial Aid Affordable for you.

At BarryU, our tuition is competitive, affordable and still promises all the perks of a private school education. Our cost per credit is in-line with other institutions, but we offer a mission-driven educational experience and provide our students with small class sizes, personalized attention, and academic excellence. Scholarships, graduate assistantships, and financial aid can also be explored to help offset overall costs.

Barry University participates in the full array of federal and state financial aid programs. At Barry, we are committed to doing all we can to help you finance your education.

Barry University's Financial Aid staff will assist you through the financial aid application process.

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