Advanced Standing Master of Social Work

Program Contact: Carol R. Awasu 203-582-6433

Quinnipiac’s MSW Advanced Standing program is designed for those who have already completed a bachelor’s degree in social work (BSW). To qualify, students must have a BSW conferred from a CSWE-accredited program prior to beginning the MSW Advanced Standing program in early July. 

Students complete their first 6 credits in the intensive summer session. After successful completion of the summer session, students enter the specialized curriculum, where they complete 30 credits of coursework over two semesters, including 700 hours of field education (total of 36 credits). Students may complete this curriculum in one academic year by studying full time, or within 2 years if they choose to study part time. Students in both plans of study also are required to complete 30 hours with the Quinnipiac Center for Interprofessional Healthcare Education by the time they graduate.

Graduates from the MSW Advanced Standing program are eligible to sit for the LMSW license exam and are prepared for jobs in a full range of clinical social work positions, including jobs in aging services, health/mental/substance abuse, child and family welfare and justice, or school social work.