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MSW Advanced Standing Full-time (1 year)

Advanced Standing Program:
The MSW Advanced standing program is a 33 credit program. All courses are 3 credits.

Full-time program: 1 year
Students complete 11 courses over 1 year, three semesters (summer, fall and spring).

Summer: Students take Social Work Diagnosis and Assessment

Fall and Spring: Students obtain training in specialized clinical practice with children, youth and families. Course topics include clinical practice, family interventions, child and family policy, and child abuse and neglect. Students also participate in a supervised clinical field practicum at an agency serving children, adolescents and/or families for approximately 21 hours per week.

Program Requirements:

Summer Semester

Credits

SOWK 522

Social Work Assessment and Diagnosis

3

Fall Semester

Credits

SOWK 600

Clinical Practice with Children, Youth and Families I

3

SOWK 601

Practice Evaluation

3

SOWK 602

Child and Family Policy

3

SOWK 603

Field Education Seminar III

3

Elective

3

 Spring Semester

Credits

SOWK 620

Clinical Practice with Children, Youth and Families II

3

CHAD 502

Child Abuse and Neglect

3

SOWK 622

Field Education Seminar IV

3

Elective

3

Elective

3

Total Credits

33

Academic Credit for Life/Work Experience

Please note that MSU does not grant any academic credit for life experience or previous work experience. This applies to all required and elective courses in the MSW program (two-year and Advanced Standing), and to field education hours. No exceptions to this policy will be granted for any reason.

For more information about the program, please contact:

Dr. Lynette Reitz, MSW Program Director
Email: socialwork@montclair.edu
973-655-4188

The MSW program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.