Boston University School of Social Work

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

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.

Boston, MA. - May 26, 2015. See full release here.

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.

"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."

The Online Advanced Standing MSW option at Boston University is designed for social workers with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. This option consists of coursework offered online with weekly scheduled live classroom sessions and a single 1,000 hour field internship located within the students’ geographic area. Support is provided to students through BUSSW faculty and administrators and by advisors within the students’ geographic regions.

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 representative.

 

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 program is available for individuals living in the USA except those in US territories. At this time the Online MSW Program is not open to international applicants.

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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