Transfer from an Accredited Graduate School of Social Work
If you have started a Social Work program in another University that is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, you may be able to transfer up to 28 credit hours. In order to transfer these credits, you must have taken the course within the past five years and earned a grade of “B” or better. You must fill out an application for transfer credit form prior to beginning your program at Barry and submit a syllabus and bibliography for each course that you are requesting transfer credit at the time that you apply to the MSW program. All requests will be forwarded to the MSW Program Director for review. Once a decision is reached, information indicating the number of accepted transfer credits will be communicated to you as well as the Associate Dean of the School of Social Work and the University's Registrar. You must submit the application for transfer credits prior to beginning your course work within the School of Social Work. You will not be allowed to transfer credits after beginning your classes at the School of Social Work
Transfer from a Regionally Accredited College or University
If you have previously attended a regionally accredited college or university, you may transfer a maximum of three master's-level credits, not taken in the field of social work. These credits must have been earned at least a “B” in the classes that are being requested for transfer and have taken the course within the past five years. These credits will be considered for credit, but cannot be guaranteed. In order for transfer credits to be considered, you must fill out application for transfer credit form prior to beginning your program at Barry and submit a syllabus and bibliography for the course that you are requesting transfer credit at the time that you apply to the MSW program.
In keeping with CSWE standards, the School of Social Work cannot grant academic credit for life experience or previous work experience, in whole or in part, in lieu of the field internship or any courses in the curriculum.