MSW Advanced Standing
Rutgers School of Social Work offers an Advanced Standing MSW option through our Traditional, 100% Online, and Intensive Weekend Programs. The Advanced Standing program is designed for students who have earned a baccalaureate degree in social work from an undergraduate social work program accredited, in the United States or Canada, by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Rutgers Advanced Standing MSW is a 39 credit program and can be completed in one to two years as a full-time or part-time student.
Field education is an essential pedagogical component of the MSW education. Field office professionals work closely with MSW students to identify an appropriate field placement that offers the ideal learning outcomes as specified by the CSWE. Field office faculty and staff do their best to secure a placement that meets student preferences in regards to setting and population served. We cannot, however, guarantee any specific placements and students are required to have some flexibility in scheduling their field hours around agency needs and requirements. Advanced standing students complete 885 field hours as part of their degree program.
Use the links below to access important information about the advanced standing program.
- Advanced Standing Requirements
- Advanced Standing curriculum for the Traditional MSW program**
- Advanced Standing for the Intensive Weekend Program
- Advanced Standing for the 100% Online Program
- Field Education
**Please note that due to concerns related to COVID-19, students beginning the Traditional Advanced Standing program in summer 2020 and summer 2021 will have a modified curriculum. Summer 2021 courses will be taught primarily online and field placement will begin in fall 2021. Please view the modified 2020-2021 Traditional Advanced Standing curriculum here.
If you have questions regarding Advanced Standing programs, please call 848-932-7520.