PROGRESSION TO ADVANCED CURRICULUM
A student must complete the Foundation Curriculum with a 3.0-grade point average (grade of “B”) to enroll in advanced field practicum. All students are encouraged to communicate with an academic advisor and develop an educational plan in order to meet the academic requirements and complete the program in the prescribed timeframe.
Advanced Standing status is available to students who have completed, within five years prior to their enrollment in the School, an undergraduate program in social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. These students must have earned a minimum 3.0-grade point average on a 4.0 scale on the last 120 credits that appear on their bachelor’s degree transcript, as well as a 3.0 on the last 60 semester hours. Applicants must also be recommended for Advanced Standing by their department chair.
Applicants with a “C” grade in a Practice class (also called Methods or Interventions) are ineligible for Advanced Standing.
ADVANCED CURRICULUM [36 CREDITS]
Students must select a concentration and specialization for their advanced year of study. Students must take an advanced policy course, an advanced research course, and four methods courses in the same concentration. A methods course within the concentration must be taken each semester a student is in the field. In addition, a course specifically focusing on and requiring a measure of student competence with diversity content is required of every advanced student. The courses that satisfy this requirement will be designated on the class schedules available for each semester. These courses often fulfill other requirements as well. For more information please refer to the curriculum overviews online.