GSS Advanced Standing Option
The Online MSW Advanced Standing Option is open to transfer students and Bachelor of Social Work graduates who have achieved a high level of academic performance and a successful field work experience. Also, your undergraduate social work program or graduate social work program must be accredited by the Counsel of Social Work Education (CSWE). If your program does not have CSWE accreditation you are not eligible for the Online MSW Advanced Standing Option.
The Online MSW Advanced Standing Option assumes you have completed the first year of an M.S.W. program, or for transfer students, when you have completed your field practicum. (For B.S.W. graduates your undergraduate coursework is considered the equivalent of the first year of an M.S.W. program. The 33 credits of your B.S.W. program are transferred into your M.S.W. transcript). Under this plan, you earn the remaining 33 credits for the degree in the Advanced Phase of our program, consisting of 24 course credits and 9 fieldwork credits.
The program takes approximately one and one half years to complete leading to the M.S.W. degree with a clinical concentration. Students begin the program by taking the Human Rights and Social Justice course (required for Fordham’s MSW degree) in the initial summer semester, followed by courses and field work in the fall and spring semesters. Students complete the degree in the first half of the following fall semester. Each online course runs for 8 weeks. Students take two consecutively offered courses in the two fall semesters, two consecutively offered courses in the spring semester, and one course in each summer semester (see the Advanced Standing Plan of Study).
If you have any questions regarding the Advanced Standing Option or for general information regarding the Online MSW Program, please contact Anne Treantafeles, LMSW, Assistant Director-Marketing and Recruitment, Office of Admission at (212) 636-6602 or by email at email@example.com.
FIELD INSTRUCTION FOR ADVANCED STANDING STUDENTS
Field Instruction is an integral part of Fordham University's Master of Social Work degree. Advanced Standing students must complete 600 hours in their field practicum. Students have an option of fulfilling fieldwork requirements by working either 14 or 21 weekly hours. The Associate Director of Online Field Instruction will arrange a field placement following a one to one meeting with each student. These meetings can be conducted via Skype, phone, or on campus. Online students begin their field practicum in late August.
Learn more about fieldwork on our Field Instruction page. Additional information can be obtained by contacting the Associate Director of Online Field Instruction, Jeff Coyle, LCSW at (914)367-3444 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ADVANCED STANDING ADMISSIONS
Applications for admission must be received by March 15 for the summer 2013 semester, which begins on May 20, 2013. The deadline for supporting materials to be submitted is April 1. Please see the Online MSW Program Admission Requirements page for more information.
Applicants applying to our Online MSW Program Advanced Standing Option are required to use the online application.
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GENERAL INFORMATION AND QUESTIONS
For general information regarding the Online MSW Program, including Frequently Asked Questions, please return to the Online MSW home page.
For Advanced Standing admissions related questions, please contact Anne Treantafeles, LMSW, Assistant Director-Marketing and Recruitment, Office of Admission at (212) 636-6602 or by email at email@example.com.
For any additional questions, you may contact Dr. Dale Lindquist, Online MSW Program Director at (914) 367-3438 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kathleen Rund, LCSW, Program Administrator/Student Liaison at (914) 367-3440 or by email at email@example.com.