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Advanced Standing Master of Social Work web site.
The FSU College of Social Work offers an accredited Advanced Standing Master of Social Work (MSW) degree online, the first program of its kind in the country. The goal of the master's program in Social Work is to provide quality preparation for advanced practitioners who will work with diverse client systems and problems. If you have completed and undergraduate degree in social work from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and live in a geographical area that is served by the program you may apply for the MSW, Online Advanced Standing Program.
Visit the official MSW website for additional information.
Accredited through SACS and the Council on Social Work Education
Students must reside in one of the program's coverage areas. The advanced clinical field placement can be completed over two semesters in a part-time format in the student's area of residence.
It is recommended that students take 2 courses for a total of 6 credit hours each semester. This allows most students to finish in six semesters (2 years).
These courses may not be offered every semester.
Students must have earned a BSW from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited institution or be interested in transferring from a two-year Traditional CSWE accredited MSW program and have completed their first year of studies to include a generalist field placement in addition to living in a geographical area that is served by the program.
One official copy of your transcripts from each undergraduate and/or graduate school you have attended, official GRE scores, your application, personal statement, resume, letters of recommendation, a copy of your final field evaluation, and the petition for exceptional consideration (if applicable) must be submitted to the College of Social Work. Visit the College's website to complete the online application. Application deadlines are May first for Fall and October first for Spring.
All course work must be completed within four years of starting the program. A GPA of 3.0 is required for graduation.
The cost of this program is equal to tuition and fees for the Academic Year 2016-17 as stated on the Student Business Services website, plus a per credit hour distance learning fee (fees vary by course). Special market rates may be available. Contact the department for more specific fee information relative to student status and location.