Advanced Standing BSW to MSW

If you already have a bachelor's degree in social work (BSW) from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), you can apply for admission to the Master of Social Work Advanced Standing program, which enables you to complete your MSW at George Fox full time in nine months. This is possible due to the functional equivalency of accredited BSW programs and the foundation year of the MSW program as outlined by the CSWE.

Admission Considerations

Students who complete their BSW no more than five years before applying will be given preference to Advanced Standing status. Students who completed their BSW more than five years before applying to the MSW program must demonstrate that they have engaged in the continuation of education and professional social work practice during a majority of the years since.

In addition to the standard graduate social work application, decisions about their admission to the Advanced Standing program will be based on:

While prospective students may be admitted conditionally based on their performance in the field, full admission is contingent upon receipt of the final field evaluation.


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Kristie DeHaven

Associate Director of Graduate and Adult Degree Admissions

Admissions Counselor, Master of Social Work