MSW Advanced Standing
If students have earned a BSW, they may be awarded up to 19 credit units for their BSW course work.
The following requirements apply:
- The student earned a BSW from a Council on Social Work Education–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 units)
|SWCR 5007||Research Methods with Statistical Applications||3|
|SWCR 5011||Human Behavior||3|
|SWCR 5040||Social Welfare Policies and Services||3|
|SWCR 5038||Social Work Practice with Individuals, Families & Groups||3|
|SWCR 5039||Social Work Practice with Organizations and Communities||3|
|SWPR 5006||MSW Foundation Practicum I||3|
|SWPR 5102||MSW Integrative Foundation Field Seminar||1|
Advanced Standing MSW Curriculum
MSW students who are awarded advanced standing complete at least 39 credit units of course work at the Brown School, depending on the number of advanced standing credit units awarded. The curriculum includes a required 4-credit Bridge Course that occurs in the month of August prior to the fall semester.
The curriculum listed below is based on a student receiving 19 units of advanced standing credit 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.
|Bridge to Brown - August prior to fall start||4 credit units|
|Concentration*||21 credit units|
|Theory, Problems, and Issues||3|
|Leadership and Management||3|
|Concentration Practicum||5 credit units|
|Electives**||9 credit units|
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.
Note: The MSW Advanced Standing curriculum and required credit units are subject to change.