MSW Advanced Standing Gateway
Office of Graduate Admissions
If you have completed an accredited BSW program within the last five years, you can apply to Wheelock's MSW Advanced Standing program, which waives you out of your Foundation Year MSW requirements and allows you to complete your MSW degree in one full-time academic year.
At Wheelock, we make sure you will succeed in our Master's program by providing you with additional, carefully constructed, intense practice experience and course work prior starting the advanced curriculum.
All incoming Advanced Standing students must successfully complete the MSW Advanced Standing Summer Program prior to beginning their concentration year. This 6-credit summer course is designed to immerse you in Wheelock's justice-based philosophy and the curricular themes that are foundational to our courses and field work. It builds on your knowledge, skills, and values through a two-month an intensive course and field-based experience.
Through the program, you will complete 100 hours in your field placement, as well as take part in courses two to three evenings a week. The primary content of this course includes: orientation to social work graduate education and the Wheelock College program objectives; deep exposure to our curricular themes, particularly the strengths perspective, and human rights and justice-based social work; intensive work on the dynamics of oppression and discrimination, as well as multicultural social work assessment, and application of the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders; field seminar; and professional writing and critical thinking support.
|Content||Teaching and Learning Goals||Complementary Learning Methods|
|Program Objectives -> CY Objectives||
||Discussion, vignettes, case narratives|
|Review of FY Coursework||
|Dynamics of Discrimination & Oppression||
||Craft emerging personal and professional action plan|
|Assessment: Framework & DSM||
||Pomeroy & Wambach - readings and practice cases|
|Writing Evaluation Graduate Study Skills||
||Schedule tutoring for fall|