Online MSW Program - Advanced Standing Track | University of New England
MSW Degree Home > Advanced Standing Track

Get started today

We value your Privacy

Advanced Standing Track

Online MSW Program

Option – Advanced Standing

Online MSW Program Student with WomanAn Advanced Education Focused on Social Work
Once a foundation in the MSW program is established via the Traditional Track, or through previous education, students will take part in the University of New England’s Master of Social Work Advanced Standing Track curriculum. When you begin the Advanced Standing Track curriculum you will be required to choose one of two concentrations: Individual, Family and Group Practice (IFG) or Individual and Community Practice (OCP).

The Advanced Standing Track focuses your education on the practical application of the profession and practice of social work. Students will examine the impact of material disadvantage, social exclusion, adverse childhood experiences, and psychosocial development on families and individuals. The effects of inequity on human development will be discussed as well as how social work theory applies on a micro and macro level.

Students will learn how to apply health-promoting knowledge, values and skills with clients, and discover the expertise needed for practice with individuals, families, and groups including assessment, engagement, interpersonal relationship building and intervention planning. A deeper understanding of social work will be gained through a contextual analysis of the profession as well as an in depth study of the contemporary state of methods, theories, and research. The inner dynamics and external experiences of family systems are explained.

The role of social workers in various administrative and supervisory capacities is examined as well as the financial management process, human resource issues, and leadership development. Other topics of study include social work and the group dynamic, relationship building, activism, maintaining a professional role, performing a needs assessment, recognizing problem areas and more.

The Advanced Standing Track represents a comprehensive, higher level curriculum focused on giving you the tools to building sustainable, collaborative, health-promoting relationships and communities. Your course work will be complemented by practicum experiences placing you in real-life situations to learn first-hand how philosophies and theories apply to the world around you.

If you’re coming to the program with a bachelor’s degree in social work conferred within the past seven years from a CSWE accredited program, you may be eligible for this track.

Curriculum Framework for Advanced Standing Track

  • 10 courses and 2 field practicum experiences
  • 66 credits (37 credits taken at UNE, up to 29 credits may be transferred in)
  • 3 starts per year
  • Completion in approximately 2 years

Advanced Track Courses
SSW 515 Integrating Micro and Macro Frameworks (2.5 credit hours) – Required for both concentrations
SSW 525 Introduction to Advanced Practice (2.5 credit hours) – Required for both concentrations

IFG Concentration Courses
SSW 552 Contemporary Theory of Social Work Practice for Individuals and Families (3 credit hours)
SSW 553 Advanced Social Work Practice with Families (3 credit hours)
SSW 571 Social Work Practice with Groups (3 credit hours)
SSW 580 Field Practicum III/Seminar (4 credit hours, 16 weeks)
SSW 582 Field Practicum IV/Seminar (4 credit hours, 16 weeks)
SSW 597 Advanced Psychosocial Assessment (3 credit hours) – OCP students can take this course as an elective
4 electives (3 credit hours each)

OCP Concentration Courses
SSW 564 Program Development and Community Practice (3 credit hours)
SSW 565 Administration and Supervision (3 credit hours)
SSW 571 Social Work Practice with Groups (3 credit hours)
SSW 580 Field Practicum III/Seminar (4 credit hours, 16 weeks)
SSW 582 Field Practicum IV/Seminar (4 credit hours, 16 weeks)
5 electives (3 credit hours each) – SSW 597 can be taken as an elective

*Students in one concentration may take the required courses of the other concentration as electives

POSTED BY: ec_admin - November 9th, 2009 at 02:08pm ( 84 )

Learn More

Comments

    Susan Helft - March 2nd, 2010 at 01:20am

    I am interested in getting my MSW with a focus on Gerontology. Is this possible with your program?

    What type of personal interaction with the professors and group interaction with other students is available if I choose the online program?

    I look forward to hearing back from you soon.

    Thankyou for your assistance.

    Sincerely,

    Susan Helft

    Reply to this comment

      Jessica, Enrollment Coordinator - May 11th, 2010 at 10:17am

      Susan,
      We don’t have a Gerontology concentration, but you are able to choose a placement and electives that would fit your interests. Our virtual classroom offers a unique and interactive setting that will allow for a well-rounded experience. An Enrollment Advisor will be contacting you to discuss your options.

      Reply to this comment

    Michelle Feller - March 5th, 2010 at 09:18pm

    I like that MSW is online because family and work obligations makes it difficult for me to do an on campus program…
    I am interested in becoming a LMSW (Licensed Masters Social Worker) then eventually a LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker). Are there courses I can take to get me on that track?

    Reply to this comment

      Jessica, Enrollment Coordinator - May 11th, 2010 at 10:04am

      Michelle,
      While many of our students plan to become licensed, licensure does differ state by state and we encourage applicants to research state requirements.

      Reply to this comment

    chuck wiger - March 8th, 2010 at 02:36pm

    My daughter (Maplewood, MN)earned her BSW in Dec. 2009, became licensed (LSW) in May 2009, and has been a social worker at a nursing home (transitional care unit) since May 2009.
    She is also a veteran and eligible for VA benefits.

    If she continues to work at her current employer (week day hours,and once a month on weekends), please advise ASAP as follows if she was accepted for your online MSW advanced standing program, and assuming that she would not have to leave MN:

    1. Timeframe: when could she start and complete the program?

    2. Curriculum/Practica: please indicate the timeframe for applicable curriculum leading to MSW.

    3. Cost: please indicate the total cost for application, enrollment and completion of program, and also indicate to what extent (if you know) that the VA will pay for it (perhaps you have a VA specialist at the college, who should know this).

    THANK YOU–

    Chuck Wiger
    charles.wiger@yahoo.com

    Reply to this comment

    Annemarie - March 18th, 2010 at 07:54am

    How are practicums accomplished in an online school community?
    I will have a BA in both psychology and Organizational management soon. I also have been working in a social service agency as a case manager for 4 years. Does your school take life experience into consideration? Will my degrees benefit me or make me eligible for the advance standing track? thank you for your time.

    Reply to this comment

      Jessica, Enrollment Coordinator - May 11th, 2010 at 11:05am

      Annemarie,
      Unfortunately, our program does not accept work or life experience for credits.

      The Advanced Standing track requires that you have a BSW within the last 7 years, while our Traditional track is available for those with a non-BSW background. An Enrollment Advisor will be contacting you to answer your questions and assist you in the application process.

      Reply to this comment

    Brenda Davis - May 11th, 2010 at 11:03am

    If completing this MSW program, will you be able to be licensed as a LMSW, accrediated by the NASW?

    Reply to this comment

      Jessica, Enrollment Coordinator - May 25th, 2010 at 09:55am

      Hi Brenda,
      Licensure differs state by state, so we encourage applicants to research state requirements. An Enrollment Advisor will be contacting you to answer any further questions or concerns.

      Reply to this comment

    Crystal - May 23rd, 2010 at 08:01pm

    I noticed that one of the requirements for admissions is a 3.0 GPA. Could I be considered with a 2.9 GPA? Classes such a Human Behavior I and II taken in undergrad would those classes transfer?

    Reply to this comment

      Jessica, Enrollment Coordinator - May 25th, 2010 at 10:18am

      Hi Crystal,
      You may be considered with a 2.9, but we do require a minimum 3.0 GPA for admissions. Completing a few graduate level (SW) courses before applying to our program can work to your advantage. An Enrollment Advisor would be happy to point you in the right direction!

      Reply to this comment

    Michelle - June 22nd, 2010 at 11:35pm

    I live in North Carolina. Is there a requirement for location to be in the program?

    Reply to this comment

    Brad Carow - November 21st, 2010 at 09:34pm

    I am coming to the university with a BS in Human Services/Management. How can I become eligible for the advanced standing program?

    Reply to this comment

      University of New England Admissions - November 24th, 2010 at 12:33am

      Brad, the advanced standing track is only for students with a BSW degree conferred within 7 years of starting the program. With a Human Services or Management degree, you would qualify for the traditional track.

      Reply to this comment

    Eric - December 17th, 2010 at 05:19pm

    Could I enter the online MSW program with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology?

    Reply to this comment

      University of New England Admissions - December 22nd, 2010 at 05:16pm

      Eric, individuals without a bachelors of social work may qualify for the Traditional Track.

      Reply to this comment

    Amanda C - January 18th, 2011 at 03:44pm

    To be considered for advanced standing dose the BSW need to have been earned within a 7 year period, or completed within 7 years of beginning the MSW program?

    Reply to this comment

      University of New England Admissions - February 1st, 2011 at 11:04pm

      Amanda, in order to be eligible for the Advanced Standing track, an application must have completed their BSW on or after May of 2004. If it was completed before then, it would be past the 7 year guideline.

      Reply to this comment

    Cyndi - January 27th, 2011 at 07:49am

    I currently hold a MS in Human Services from Capella University and I am looking to obtain a MSW. Am I eligible for Advanced Standing ?

    Reply to this comment

      University of New England Admissions - February 1st, 2011 at 11:09pm

      Cyndi- unfortunately, without a conferred Bachelor of Social Work, you would not be eligible. You would qualify for the traditional track. We offer the advance standing track in the online option for individuals awarded a BSW degree from a CSWE accredited institution within 7 years of starting.

      Reply to this comment

    Christine - January 29th, 2011 at 03:44am

    Good evening. I am curretly an MSW student and I am strongly considering finding a new school. I’ve done online education before so this is something I’d actually prefer but at my last university I did something that was self-paced. I chose how many courses I took and I could finish them anywhere from 1-6 months. I noticed on the advanced track it states that it takes approximately 2 years to complete and I was just wondering why. Is there anyway to do this program “full time” or are classes strictly offered at specific times/ dates?
    Thank you.

    Reply to this comment

      University of New England Admissions - February 8th, 2011 at 06:17pm

      Christine, the way our program is structured is that you would take 1 course every 8 weeks. 2 courses a semester so each semester is 16 weeks long. Towards the end of the Advanced Standing track is the field placement which is 32 weeks long tota and 560 hours to completel. If you’re currently taking MSW courses at a CSWE accredited, you could transfer up to 32 credits that you have already finished with a B or better and that could allow you to finish within 2 years.

      Reply to this comment

    Tina - January 30th, 2011 at 11:22pm

    Are there no exceptions for the 7yr criteria on BSW completion in order to get in the msw program? I recieved my BSW 14 yrs ago, had a BA before that and have been working in social service non-profit areas ever since. 3 yrs experience in gerontology and 11 with hospice.

    Reply to this comment

      University of New England Admissions - February 8th, 2011 at 06:15pm

      Tina, in accordance with the CSWE accreditation your BSW needed to be completed within the last 7 years. Even though you do have extensive experience, we cannot make any exceptions.

      Reply to this comment

    University of New England Admissions - February 1st, 2011 at 11:41pm

    Amanda, our program is 100% online. Therefore, there is no location requirement. When it comes time for your field placement that is done in your own local area.

    Reply to this comment

    monica - February 28th, 2011 at 01:37am

    I live in NC and i wanted to get a MSW via online. If I get my MSW with you will I be able to become an LPC in the state of NC?

    Reply to this comment

    Ashley - March 10th, 2011 at 10:43pm

    Hello! I guess I am confused. I have a bachelors in Recreational Therapy and have been doing that for the past 2 years but have gained a huge interest in getting my MSW. With my husband being in the military, having a program online would be awesome because we move so often but I dont know if I would be eligible. Is the online program only a fast track program? I am confused in some of the answers posted. thanks so much!

    Reply to this comment

      University of New England Admissions - April 6th, 2011 at 06:15pm

      Ashley, the entire program is 100% online. You will be able to do the program from wherever you are located. You will also do your field work in your own local area.

      Reply to this comment

    Sherri - March 26th, 2011 at 10:10am

    I will be graduating soon from CSU Chico with a BA in Social Science. Will this qualify me for the Advance Standing since so many of the courses in the degree are similar to that of Social Work?

    Reply to this comment

      University of New England Admissions - April 6th, 2011 at 06:12pm

      sherri, unfortunately, this will not qualify your for the Advanced Standing track. You will need to have a BSW from an accredited university within the last 7 years to qualify for this track. If you decide to apply to the program and wish, you can ask for credits to be transferred into the traditional track.

      Reply to this comment

    kim - March 27th, 2011 at 01:56am

    What are the start dates for the advance standing msw program? Also, how many classes do can a student take at one time? Can a studnet finish before the 2 years given for the msw advance standing program?

    Reply to this comment

      University of New England Admissions - April 6th, 2011 at 06:11pm

      Kim, there are three start dates to the year. We are currently enrolling for the Fall term which begins August 31st. After that will be Spring 2012 and Summer 2012. Students take one course at a time. Each course is 8 weeks long. The advanced standing program is 2 years long.

      Reply to this comment

    jeeanette mccay - April 5th, 2011 at 05:10pm

    whats the difference between the 2 years or the 4 year msw program

    Reply to this comment

      University of New England Admissions - April 13th, 2011 at 12:54pm

      Jeeanette, the two year program is our advanced standing track. That is for those who have a BSW within the last 7 years. The four year program is the traditional track. That is for those who have a Bachelor’s in another field other than social work.

      Reply to this comment

    Ericka walker - April 15th, 2011 at 11:11pm

    I am in an MSW program currently. I have taken 12 credit hours and 4 courses so far. My question is about admission. I am concerned as to whether or not I would be required to take the GRE for entrance into your program if I am a Transfer student??? Also, I would like to use my current GPA for consideration of the Advanced Standing Program that you offer. Is this possible??
    Thank you

    Reply to this comment

    Lisa H - May 12th, 2011 at 03:01am

    I have a 3.04 cumulative GPA upon completion of my undergraduate study. Am I a good candidate for the advanced standing program? My SW core class GPA was 3.8. Which GPA is taken more into consideration? Thank you.

    Reply to this comment

      University of New England Admissions - May 25th, 2011 at 01:33pm

      Lisa, our Admissions Committee looks most specifically at the last 60 credits of an undergraduate degree. Our requirement is a 3.0 GPA in the last 60 credits. Since your overall is above a 3.0, you should not have a problem.

      Reply to this comment

    Leslie B - May 18th, 2011 at 12:24am

    I do not have a BSW, but I do have a BA in Sociology would I be eligible to do the advance standing track or would I have to start the traditional track?

    Thanks

    Reply to this comment

    patti - May 22nd, 2011 at 02:03am

    I have my BSW and was thinking about my Masters, I have a high GPa and i know i would go into the advanced program, but what i was woundering is that i know for masters you can not get the pell grant any more but can i still get student loans? and if so do you know if that will cover the cost of the program?

    Reply to this comment

    LJ - June 1st, 2011 at 01:57pm

    Does UNE offer online MSW programming? If so, how is the Practicum arranged?

    I attended part-time Advanced Standing MSW classes at OSU during 2008-9 but was unable to complete the last of 2 years in that Program. I work full-time and have lost the flexibility to arrange that and class schedules so returning to OSU is not possible at this time. I am interested in completing the MSW and would appreciate knowing if and how UNE could help me do it.

    Thank you.

    Reply to this comment

      UNE ADMISSIONS - June 22nd, 2011 at 04:46pm

      LJ,

      Does UNE offer online MSW programming? Yes, this program is fully online.

      If so, how is the Practicum arranged? The field placements are completed in the student’s local area. Approximately, seven months prior to the practicum, students will complete an online field orientation. This orientation introduces students to the goals and expectations of the practicum. It will also help in determining future career goals and professional desires to ultimately find and secure a placement. The student will also be arranging an appointment with their field advisor via phone or video conference to assist in the process as well; tips on interviewing with placements and finding a field instructor. Although it is up to the student to find their placement, the field advisor will be there to offer guidance and support. UNE’s vision for the field practicums is all about finding the right fit for the student’s needs.

      Reply to this comment

    Danicka - June 17th, 2011 at 01:22am

    Hello! I have a degree in Sociology with a speciality in social work. I have also taken graduate courses in Social work through Portland 4State University. I have a couple of questions: First, would I qualify for the advanced standing since I have taken two graduate courses in Social work? Second,How many classes are you required to take each term? And third,I am interested in becoming a medical social worker,so would any of these programs be a good fit for me?

    Reply to this comment

    UNE ADMISSIONS - June 21st, 2011 at 08:15pm

    Danicka,

    Based on your educational background and year of graduation, you may be eligible for advanced standing, we would need to look at your courses. Please contact an Enrollment Advisor at 1-877-863-6791 so that they can assist you further.

    Reply to this comment

    Nechelle Davis - June 23rd, 2011 at 09:52pm

    Hello I obtained my BSW in 2003, I wanted to know if I qualified for Advance Standing? Also, I wanted to know is the program fully online because I reside in Houston, TX?

    Reply to this comment

      UNE Admissions - December 1st, 2011 at 04:54pm

      Nechelle,

      Unfortunately, since it has been over 7 years since you earned your BSW, then you would not qualify for the advanced standing track.

      Reply to this comment

    Kelly - June 25th, 2011 at 05:31pm

    does this program meet the enw requirements of California LPCC/etc Standards for licensure? Things are in the process of changing and the guidelines are a bit confusing!

    Reply to this comment

    Karen - June 27th, 2011 at 12:11am

    Hello,
    I have a BS in Business Organizational management, but have worked in Protective Services as a social worker/case manager for 8 years and still presently work in protective services. I want to pursue a MSW. What worries me is the field placement and how it will currently affect my job now as I work and have to work 40 hours per week. Is this possible with someone working these hours each week? Any information would be greatly appreciated.

    Reply to this comment

    Erika - July 6th, 2011 at 03:03pm

    Hello,
    Wondering if someone could please contact me with a more in depth description of the 2 Seminar/Practicums requirements for the Advanced track? Hours per week? Is there a requirement of certain hours in a day? For example: 16 hours per week with 2 week days being 8 hour days at your placement. I see it is spread over 16 weeks and the seminars I would assume be taken back to back semesters? Unpaid correct? So, you couldn’t do it at your current place of work? And the 2 practicums would need to be at 2 different places or doesn’t matter? Any other info is appreciated as well!!
    Thank you in advance for the info/help!

    Reply to this comment

    Tammy - July 24th, 2011 at 06:02pm

    I have a Bacholor’s degree in Social Services. Will this qualify me for the Advance track.

    Reply to this comment

      University of New England - August 8th, 2011 at 03:54pm

      Tammy,

      Thank you for your question on the MSW website. In order to qualify for the Advanced Standing track, you would need to have a completed BSW from within the last 7 years. I do not believe that the Bachelor’s in Social Services would qualify; however, I could certainly take a look at your transcript to be sure.

      Reply to this comment

    Olivia - July 27th, 2011 at 10:50pm

    Hello,

    I have a B.S. in Behavioral Science with an emphasis in Psychology. I also have completed education and internship for Substance Abuse Counseling. Will I qualify for the Advanced Track program?

    Reply to this comment

      UNE Admissions - August 2nd, 2011 at 08:51pm

      Olivia,

      Unfortunately, this does qualify you for the advanced standing. The advanced standing are only for those who hold their BSW within the last 7 years.

      Reply to this comment

    Jean - August 4th, 2011 at 01:13am

    I received my BA in social work in 2006, so I believe I would be eligible for the Advance Track. If I take all my graduate courses through the school, will the tuition be greater than the Advance Track tuition of 25,000? That is to say, I would have to take all 66 credits at UNE?

    Reply to this comment

    Susan - August 4th, 2011 at 07:07pm

    Hello,
    I have a BSW from James Madison University and have been working in a social work setting since I graduated in 2003. I had an excellent GPA when I graduated from JMU. I am very interested in the Advanced Standing Program. Is there any leeway as far as graduation year. I have been out of school for not quite 8 years. Pleas advise. Thank you.

    Reply to this comment

      UNE Admissions - August 19th, 2011 at 02:33pm

      Susan, unfortunately, in accordance with the CSWE accreditation your BSW needed to be completed within the last 7 years. Even though you do have extensive experience, we cannot make any exceptions.

      Reply to this comment

    Melody - August 16th, 2011 at 07:06pm

    Are all classes offered online? At any time, is there a requirement to come to the campus?
    Thank you.

    Reply to this comment

      UNE Admissions - November 28th, 2011 at 03:51pm

      Melody,

      All of our courses are completed online. During your field practicum, you will have to find placement in your local area. There are absolutely no campus visits required to complete your degree. Of course, you are able to attend the graduation ceremony on campus if you would like to do so.

      Reply to this comment

    Carl - August 25th, 2011 at 02:03pm

    Hello,
    I am an active duty service member who has been working as a drug and alcohol counselor since 2006 and I have both the Navy and the Florida certifications for addictions. I am almost finished with my Human Services degree (be finished late spring early summer 2012). I am trying to figure out if that degree will suffice for the andvanced standing program since there are similarities between the Human Services degree and the Social Work degree. My ultimate goal is to get my MSW and then apply for commisioning and there are time requirements that are needed for that, hence why I ask. FYI, I love how there is a question and answer portion here for your programs!
    Thanks,
    Carl

    Reply to this comment

      UNE Admissions - November 28th, 2011 at 03:54pm

      Carl,

      The advanced standing track is only for students with a BSW degree conferred within 7 years of starting the program. With a Human Services degree, you would qualify for the traditional track.

      Reply to this comment

    Andrew Wayne Sandusky - September 1st, 2011 at 07:53pm

    I graduated with my BSW in Social Work from Western New Mexico University in August 2011 with a 3.72 GPA. I am currently enrolled in Chemical Dependency and Social Work classes at the 500 level. Unfortunately, our University is in Candidacy for it’s MSW Program (Chem Dep Program fully accredited).
    If I transfer to UNE, will my 500 level Social Work classes be transferrable?
    Will my Chem Dep courses be allowed as electives?
    With my BSW, I will be eligible for Advanced Standing?

    Thank You,
    Andrew W. Sandusky

    Reply to this comment

    David - September 6th, 2011 at 12:12am

    I have a BA in Natural Science from the University of Southern Maine and was wondering how I might approach a MSW. Is the fast track possible with my degree? Thank You

    Reply to this comment

      UNE Admissions - November 28th, 2011 at 03:57pm

      David,

      In order to complete the advanced standing track, you would need to have your bachelors in Social Work otherwise, you would be eligible for the traditional track. The traditional track can be completed in about a 4 year time period.

      Reply to this comment

    Kimberly - September 8th, 2011 at 03:54pm

    Hi, I have completed BS in human services a couple of months ago. My GPA is 3.16. Will I be considered for Social work program?

    Reply to this comment

      UNE Admissions - December 6th, 2011 at 03:48pm

      Kimberly,

      You would qualify for the traditional track since the advance standing track is only offered to individuals awarded a BSW degree from a CSWE accredited institution within 7 years of starting.

      Reply to this comment

    Sandra - September 15th, 2011 at 09:19pm

    I have a bacheor’s in Psychology with a concentration in mental health and a minor in Human Services. Is there no way I can take the advanced track path instead of the traditional to get my MSW? I really don’t want to have to go an entire four years….

    Sandra

    Reply to this comment

      UNE Admissions - December 6th, 2011 at 03:12pm

      Sandra- unfortunately, without a conferred Bachelor of Social Work, you would not be eligible. You would qualify for the traditional track. We offer the advance standing track in the online option for individuals awarded a BSW degree from a CSWE accredited institution within 7 years of starting.

      Reply to this comment

    Susan - September 26th, 2011 at 07:51pm

    I have my BSW which I got in May 2011 but my GPA does not meet the 3.0 so I was going towards getting a masters degree in psychology then see about getting into your program. Would that be a possibility? If not, what would you suggest I do because I would like to eventually get my MSW but I am unable to travel to a campus at this point?

    Reply to this comment

      UNE Admissions - December 6th, 2011 at 03:11pm

      Hi Susan,
      You may be considered with a GPA a little under 3.0 under certain circumstances and your overall application. Completing a few graduate level (SW) courses before applying to our program can work to your advantage. An Enrollment Advisor would be happy to point you in the right direction, you can reach one at 877-863-6791.

      Reply to this comment

    Sheila - November 16th, 2011 at 02:09pm

    Can you complete the degree in less than two years in the Advanced Standing Track?

    Reply to this comment

      UNE Admissions - December 6th, 2011 at 03:08pm

      Sheila,

      It is estimated that it will be to years to complete however, since you are only taking one course at a time, it is not possible to complete in less than 2 years.

      Reply to this comment

    Ben Bergeron - December 10th, 2011 at 02:49pm

    I am currently a student enrolled in the BSW program at the University of Southern Maine. I will be graduating in May. My current overall GPA is a 2.9. However my GPA for the social work classes is a 3.4. Am I eligible for the Advanced track MSW program?

    Reply to this comment

      UNE Admissions - February 24th, 2012 at 08:28pm

      Ben,

      Yes, as long as the school you are graduating from is CSWE accredited and your last 60 credits remain above a 3.0, then you will be able to apply for the advanced standing track. Please contact an Admissions Advisor at 1877-863-6791 for more information or to get started.

      Reply to this comment

    Sharon Lewis - December 17th, 2011 at 04:41pm

    I have a question about Advanced Standing status. I came into social work through the now non-existent back door. I’ve been working in the field for almost 15 years – got my (then) MHRT-II (by completing some course work over and above my BA degree, which is NOT in social work) – then got a conditional LSW – then had years of supervision – then sat for the LSW exam and passed. I have had my license for about 5 years now, I think, and work as a case manager. Is there any way for me to come in with Advanced Standing?

    Reply to this comment

      UNE Admissions - February 24th, 2012 at 08:25pm

      Sharon,

      Unfortunately, in order to be eligible to apply for the advanced standing, you would have to have a BSW degree conferred within the last 7 years. Unfortunately life experience or any other degree does not qualify you for the advanced standing.

      Reply to this comment

    David Lillico - December 21st, 2011 at 04:15pm

    Hi,
    I just graduated from the University of Calgary with a BSW (conferred November, 2011).
    1)Am I eligible for the Advanced Standing Track?
    2)Is being in Canada appropriate for this delivery?
    3) Is the program recognized by the IFSW?
    4) Is the program considered a clinical masters?

    Thanks for your time,

    David Lillico.

    Reply to this comment

    Laura Neuner - February 1st, 2012 at 09:13pm

    Hi! I am a current BSW student. Does it matter that I am getting a Bachelor of Science when considering me for advanced standing… (my school is CSWE accredited. Also, do you require a GRE? I didn’t notice the page mention it. -Laura Neuner

    Reply to this comment

      UNE Admissions - February 24th, 2012 at 08:19pm

      Laura,

      As long as your bachelor’s degree is in social work and it is CSWE accredited along with the other conditions such as a 3.0 GPA, you will be considered for the advanced standing track.

      No, our program does not require you to take the GRE.

      Reply to this comment

    Brooke - February 23rd, 2012 at 11:16am

    I have a BS in Human Service and a MS in Nonprofit Management I enjoy working in the nonprofit field but wish I went for a social work lic. My question I would have to do 4 years to get this?

    Reply to this comment

      UNE Admissions - February 24th, 2012 at 08:17pm

      Brooke,

      The advanced standing track is only for students with a BSW degree conferred within 7 years of starting the program. With a Human Services or Management degree, you would qualify for the traditional track.

      Reply to this comment

    Rachael - March 16th, 2012 at 06:15pm

    I have a BS in Child Development and Family Relations as well as my LSW license through the state of Maine. I have worked in the social work field for 7 years. Would I qualify for the Advance Track or have to start at the Traditional?

    Reply to this comment

    LURENA - May 23rd, 2012 at 10:53am

    HI I HAVE A BACHELOR’S IN SOCIAL SERVICES WITH A GPA ABOVE 3.P FROM BELHAVEN UNVERSITY. DO I QUALIFY FOR THE MSW ADVANCE STANDING PROGRAM?

    Reply to this comment

      UNE ADMISSIONS - June 28th, 2012 at 08:33pm

      Lurena,

      Thank you for your interest in the online MSW program. One of the Advanced Standing requirements is that the applicant must have received their Bachelors in Social Work from a CSWE accredited program within the last 7 years. Unfortunately, you do not meet that requirement. The only other option would be to apply to the Traditional Track.
      Please call an enrollment advisor for more information at 877-863-6791

      Reply to this comment

    nicola - July 21st, 2012 at 06:39pm

    I have a BS in Human Services and have been working in the child welfare field for 7 years, the last 4 being in child protective services. Can I take the advance track if I do not have a BSW?

    Reply to this comment

      UNE ADMISSIONS - August 16th, 2012 at 07:50pm

      Hello Nicola,

      Thank you for your comment.
      Please contact your enrollement advisor at 877-863-6791.

      Reply to this comment

Post A Comment