If students have earned a BSW, they may be awarded between 3 and 19 credit hours of advanced standing for their BSW course work.
The following requirements apply:
- The student earned a BSW from a CSWE-accredited institution or program within the past six years.
- The content of each course is consistent with the Brown School's MSW course work.
- The student received a grade of B or higher in the course.
Courses Eligible for Advanced Standing Credit (up to 19 hours):
|SWCR 5005||Research Methods||3|
|SWCR 5011||Human Behavior||3|
|SWCR 5040||Social Welfare Policies and Services||3|
|SWCR 5038||Social Work Practice with Individuals, Families, and Groups||3|
|SWCR 5039||Social Work Practice with Organizations and Communities||3|
|SWPR 5006||Foundation Practicum, First Semester||3|
|SWPR 5102||Integrative Foundation Field Practicum Seminar||1|
Advanced Standing MSW Curriculum
MSW students who are awarded advanced standing complete at least 44 credit hours of course work at the Brown School, depending on the number of advanced standing credit hours awarded. The curriculum includes a required course for BSW graduates: Evidence-Based Practice Skills for BSW Grads (SWCR 5999).
The curriculum listed below is based on a student receiving 19 hours of advanced standing credit hours from the list of courses above. If a student does not receive advanced standing credit for a course, it will be added to the required course work.
|Foundation||9 credit hours|
|Social Justice and Human Diversity (SWCR 5015)||3|
|Social, Economic & Political Environment (SWCR 5012)||3|
|Evidence-Based Practice Skills for BSW Grads (SWCR 5999)||3|
|Concentration*||21 credit hours|
|Theory, Problems, and Issues||3-6|
|Leadership and Management||3|
|Concentration Practicum||5 credit hours|
|Electives**||9 credit hours|
*Specific course options vary according to the concentration a student pursues.
**Electives may be used to earn an optional specialization or to take other graduate course work.
Curriculum and required credit hours are subject to change.