Boston University to Offer Online Master of Social Work Advanced Standing Option

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Already available in select Off-Campus Program sites and on the Charles River Campus, the Advanced Standing option will be offered online beginning September 2015.

Online Master of Social Work
Advanced Standing Option Now Available

Online MSW Advanced Standing Option Now Available

Students entering the program will be granted 22 credit hours for approved undergraduate work and can earn an additional 3 credits for the successful completion of the Research I Waiver Exam.

Beginning this fall, Boston University will offer an Advanced Standing option in their online Master of Social Work (MSW) program. Already available in select Off-Campus Program sites and on the Charles River Campus, the online option will be offered starting September 1, 2015.

This Advanced Standing option is open to applicants holding an undergraduate social work degree accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Students entering the program will be granted 22 credit hours for approved undergraduate work and can earn an additional 3 credits for the successful completion of the Research I Waiver Exam. Advanced Standing is designed to allow students to successfully complete the remaining 40-43 credits (for a total of 65 credit hours) of the online MSW program within just two years.

The online MSW from Boston University is tailored to active social workers with backgrounds ranging from clinical counseling to community-based settings. The online format allows flexibility for the students to continue with their professional lives while they advance their education and experience through required field experiences. Placement support will be provided to the online students to make the internship process as flexible and enriching as possible.

Applications for classes beginning September 1 are being accepted through June 15, 2015. Candidates interested in pursuing the online MSW with Advanced Standing option must complete an online application and meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
  • Received their bachelor’s degree within six years of entry into the program with a minimum undergraduate academic average of 3.0 (B).
  • If a graduate of an undergraduate social work program, a copy of the final field evaluation from your senior year is required; if currently enrolled, a copy of the mid-year evaluation from your senior year is required. (The person who completes your field evaluation should not also submit a reference for you.)
  • Candidates must submit an Advanced Standing application supplement in addition to the online MSW application.

To learn more about the online MSW and the Advanced Standing option from Boston University, request more information or call 877-308-9945 to speak with an Admissions Advisor.

About Boston University:

Founded in 1839, Boston University is one of America’s largest and most respected private research universities. It offers a unique combination of academic excellence and social relevance for its more than 32,000 students from 135 different countries.

The online Master of Social Work (MSW) program is available for applicants living in the USA except those from New Hampshire, Maryland, US territories, and those residing within the Massachusetts Route 128 corridor. State licensing requirements differ from state to state. Please be sure to research the licensing requirements for your state.

Boston University School of Social Work is a dynamic school with an exciting mission. Our goal is to educate outstanding social work practitioners in an intellectually rigorous environment to study and apply clinical and macro practice methods in diverse communities. We have exceptional faculty who are very much in the forefront of social work practice, research, and training.

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