Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in social work from a CSWE-accredited program may be eligible for advanced standing in Dominican University’s MSW program. In as little as nine months of full-time study, you can earn a respected degree in a growing field. 

The advanced standing program currently consists of 30 credit hours of coursework, including 20 hours per week of fieldwork (600 total hours over two semesters) and related field practicum courses. This program requires nine months of study for full-time students and two years for part-time students.

Full-Time Program

Fall Semester (5 3-credit hour courses)
Credits
SWK 610 Advanced Social Work Practice with Families: Models in a Global Context 3
SWK 611 Field Practicum III 3
SWK 612 Practice Evaluation 3
Advanced Diversity
  3
Students are required to take one diversity course as listed below  
SWK 620 Empowerment Practice with Latinos: Identity, Social Context, and Implications for Practice  
SWK 621 Human Rights, Gender and Globalization – El Salvador  
SWK 622 Negotiating Social, Cultural, and Psychological Borders: Social Work with Immigrant and Refugee Families and Communities  
SWK 623 Race and Ethnicity in U.S. Social Policy  
SWK 624 A Feminist Approach to Clinical Practice with Individual and Families  
SWK 625 Race, Gender, and Human Rights in the Guatemalan Context  
  Elective 3
Total Credits
  15
Spring Semester (5 3-credit hour courses)
Credits
655 Community Practice 3
651 Field Practicum IV 3
614 Family Centered Policy in a Global Context 3
641 Community-Based Participatory Research 3
  Elective 3
Total Credits
  15

Part-Time Program

First Year Concentration
 
Fall Semester
Credits
SWK 612 Practice Evaluation (prereq: 512) 3
Advanced Diversity
  3
Students are required to take one diversity course as listed below  
SWK 620 Empowerment Practice with Latinos: Identity, Social Context, and Implications for Practice  
SWK 621 Human Rights, Gender and Globalization – El Salvador  
SWK 622 Negotiating Social, Cultural, and Psychological Borders: Social Work with Immigrant and Refugee Families and Communities  
SWK 623 Race and Ethnicity in U.S. Social Policy  
SWK 624 A Feminist Approach to Clinical Practice with Individual and Families  
SWK 625 Race, Gender, and Human Rights in the Guatemalan Context  
Semester Total
  6
Spring Semester
Credits
SKW 614 Family Centered Policy in a Global Context (prereq: 514) 3
Elective Students are encouraged to take SWK 640 Mental Health History, Theories and Treatment (except for Gerontology and School Social Work Certificates) 3
Semester Total
  6
Second Year Concentration Level
 
Fall Semester
Credits
SKW 610 Advanced Social Work Practice with Families–Global (prereq: 510, 550) 3
SWK 611 Field Practicum III (prereq: 511, 551) 3
  Elective 3
Semester Total
  9
Spring Semester
Credits
SWK 655 Community Practice (prereq: 510, 550, 610) 3
SWK 651 Field Practicum IV (prereq: 511, 551, 611) 3
SWK 641 Community-Based Participatory Research (prereq: 512, 612) 3
  Elective 3
Semester Total
  9
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Two Year Part-Time Advanced Standing Program