Social workers change lives

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 early July.

Students complete their first 6 credits in the intensive five-week summer session. After successful completion of the summer session, students enter the specialized curriculum, where they complete 30 credits of coursework over two semesters, including 700 hours of field education (total of 36 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.