MSW Advanced Standing Program

SJSU’s School of Social Work is excited to offer a new fast tracked Master of Social Work (MSW) degree program which was founded in Fall 2020. This is the Advanced Standing program, fully accredited by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE).

With the eligible qualifications, you can complete your degree in only one summer and one year. In this Advanced Standing program, students will skip the first full year of foundation courses (due to completion of foundation material covered in BASW program) and go straight into Advanced Practice courses. Field Internships hours will also occur throughout the year of the program. 

The Advanced Standing program is available in both the On-Campus and Online/Hybrid format. (Fees for these two formats are different.)

Applicants are required to have graduated with a BASW from a CWSE accredited university to be eligible for program consideration. In compliance with licensure rules, we cannot accept applicants without a BASW from a CWSE accredited university.

MSW Advanced Standing Typical Academic Plan (Total 37 Units)

Full-time On-campus MSW Program

3-year On-campus MSW Program

Online/Hybrid MSW Program