For those who have already completed a bachelor’s degree in social work (BSW), Quinnipiac’s MSW Advanced Standing Program can provide the edge needed to succeed. To qualify, students must have a BSW conferred from a CSWE-accredited program prior to beginning the MSW Advanced Standing program in the fall.
Students immediately dive into our specialized curriculum, where they complete two semesters of coursework alongside 700 hours of field education (total of 30 credits). Students may complete this curriculum in one academic year by studying full-time or within 2 years if they choose to study part-time. Students in both plans of study will be required to complete 30 hours of interprofessional education offered by the Quinnipiac Center for Interprofessional Health Care Education by the time they graduate.
Student graduates from the MSW Advanced Standing program are eligible to sit for the LMSW license exam and are prepared for jobs in a full range of clinical social work positions, including jobs in aging services, health/mental/substance abuse, child and family welfare and justice, or school social work.