Advanced Standing Program

The Advanced Standing Master's program is designed for exceptional students who have graduated from an accredited baccalaureate social work program within the past five years. Enrollment in this program begins in the summer quarter. Students register for four quarters of full-time study in their chosen concentration, which includes 12 advanced courses and 700 hours of field placement (three days per week). Field placements start during the summer and continue for twelve months. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in SSA’s advanced curricular options.

Sample Curriculum, Clinical Concentration

Summer QuarterAutumn QuarterWinter QuarterSpring Quarter
SSA 408SSA 404SSA 445SSA 4XX (elective)
SSA 445SSA 411SSA 4XX (elective)SSA 4XX (elective)
SSA DiversitySSA 4XX (elective)SSA 4XX (elective)SSA 4XX (elective)
Field PlacementField PlacementField PlacementField Placement

 

Sample Curriculum, Social Administration Concentration

Summer QuarterAutumn QuarterWinter QuarterSpring Quarter
SSA 467SSA 4XXSSA 468 (elective)SSA 454 (elective)
SSA 485SSA 4XXSSA 4XX (elective)SSA 4XX (elective)
SSA DiversitySSA 4XX (elective)SSA 4XX (elective)SSA 4XX (elective)
Field PlacementField PlacementField PlacementField Placement

For course numbers and descriptions, please visit the course catalog. Download the PDF curriculum map.

To apply, please visit the admissions pages.