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Advanced Standing Option

Individuals who have received a Bachelor of Social Work degree from an undergraduate program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education can apply for admission to the MSW Advanced Standing Program. The program requires completion of 30 credits. First year (foundation) courses are waived as students have received equivalent course content in their BSW program. Applicants are expected to have a 3.5 GPA or higher in the last 60 semester (90 quarter) units completed and a bachelor’s degree in social work awarded no longer than five years before the application date.

To apply for the advanced standing program, students must meet the above criteria and apply for the CSUSM MSW program meeting the requirements and process indicated in the How to Apply tab. In the online application, students will select 1-year advanced standing as the program option.

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