Advanced Standing Plan of Study

Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in social work from a CSWE-accredited program may be eligible for advanced standing in Dominican University’s MSW program. In as little as nine months of full-time study, you can earn a respected degree in a growing field. 

The advanced standing program currently consists of 30 credit hours of coursework, including 20 hours per week of fieldwork (600 total hours over two semesters) and related field practicum courses. This program requires nine months of study for full-time students and two years for part-time students.

Nine month Full-Time Advanced Standing Program

(Fall Admission)—30  credit hours

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Fall Semester Credits
610 Advanced Social Work Practice with Families:
Models in a Global Context
611 Field Practicum III 3
612 Practice Evaluation 3
 Advanced Diversity Students are required to take one diversity course as listed below
  SWK 620: Empowerment Practice with Latinos: Identity, Social Context, and Implications for Practice
  SWK 621: Human Rights, Gender and Globalization – El Salvador
  SWK 622: Negotiating Social, Cultural, and Psychological Borders: Social Work with Immigrant and Refugee Families and Communities
  SWK 623: Race and Ethnicity in U.S. Social Policy
  SWK 624: A Feminist Approach to Clinical Practice with Individual and Families
  SWK 625: Race, Gender, and Human Rights in the Guatemalan Context
Elective 3
Total Credits 15 credits
Spring Semester Credits
655 Community Practice 3
651 Field Practicum IV 3
614 Family Centered Policy in a Global Convtex 3
641 Community-Based Participatory Research 3
Elective 3
Total Credits 15

Two Year Part-Time Advanced Standing Program

(Fall Admission) —30 credit hours

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