On-Campus Advanced Standing MSW Curriculum

The Mandel School’s Master of Social Work (MSW) combines practice, research, theory and field education to prepare you for clinical and macro-level practice. Our competency-based learning environment and curriculum is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to advance key social justice issues, examine your own perceptions of diversity and become a more culturally aware and inclusive in your role as a social work professional.

The on-campus advanced standing MSW is a 39 credit, 1 year program*. If you earned a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) from a CSWE accredited program within the past seven years, you will automatically receive advanced standing.

Below are sample advanced standing patterns of enrollment for each of our paths of study
 

Year One

Fall Semester (16 credit hours)

  • SASS 603 - Field Education III (3 credits)
  • SASS 496 - Advanced Field Education: Organizational Theory & Practice Seminar (1 credit)
  • SASS 547 - Problems Identification, Screening and Assessment Diagnosis (3 credits) 
  • SASS 549 - Theory/Practice Approaches in Direct Practice Social Work (3 credits) 
  • SASS 566 - Assessing and Engaging Community for Social Change (3 credits)
  • SASS 513 - Aging Policy & Service Delivery (3 credits)


Spring Semester (14-15 credit hours)

  • SASS 604 - Field Education IV (3 credits)
  • SASS 542 - Evaluating Programs and Practices (3 credits)
  • SASS 581 - Social Work with Older Adults (3 credits)
  • Choose one:
    • SASS 589 - Social Work Practice in Integrated Healthcare (3 credits)
    • MSW Elective (3 credits)
  • MSW Elective(s) - Select two, 1 credit electives or one, 3 credit (2-3 credits)


Summer Semester (9 credit hours)

  • Choose one:
    • SASS 518 - Social Work with Death, Grief & Loss (3 credits)
    • MSW Elective (3 credits)
  • MSW Elective (3 credits)
  • MSW Elective (3 credits)

Total MSW Advanced Standing Program Hours: 39 credits
 

Year One

Fall Semester (16 credit hours)

  • SASS 603 - Field Education III (3 credits)
  • SASS 496 - Advanced Field Education: Organizational Theory & Practice Seminar (1 credit)
  • SASS 542 - Evaluating Programs and Practices (3 credits)
  • SASS 547 - Problems Identification, Screening and Assessment Diagnosis (3 credits) 
  • SASS 549 - Theory/Practice Approaches in Direct Practice Social Work (3 credits) 
  • SASS 566 - Assessing and Engaging Community for Social Change (3 credits)


Spring Semester (14-15 credit hours)

  • SASS 604 - Field Education IV (3 credits)
  • SASS 517 - Family System Interventions (3 credits)
  • SASS 529 - Child & Family Policy & Service Del. (3 credits)
  • SASS 550 - Trauma Informed Social Work Practice Child & Family (3 credits)
  • MSW Elective(s) - Select two, 1 credit electives or one, 3 credit (2-3 credits)


Summer Semester (9 credit hours)

  • MSW Elective (3 credits)
  • MSW Elective (3 credits)
  • MSW Elective (3 credits)

Total MSW Advanced Standing Program Hours: 39 credits
 

Year One

Fall Semester (16 credit hours)

  • SASS 603 - Field Education III (3 credits)
  • SASS 496 - Advanced Field Education: Organizational Theory & Practice Seminar (1 credit)
  • SASS 542 - Evaluating Programs and Practices (3 credits)
  • SASS 547 - Problems Identification, Screening and Assessment Diagnosis (3 credits) 
  • SASS 549 - Theory/Practice Approaches in Direct Practice Social Work (3 credits) 
  • SASS 566 - Assessing and Engaging Community for Social Change (3 credits)


Spring Semester (15 credit hours)

  • SASS 604 - Field Education IV (3 credits)
  • SASS 534 - Theoretical Contexts Shaping Community Practice (3 credits)
  • SASS 561 - Community Practice Policy: Analyzing & Changing Social Policy (3 credits) 
  • SASS 567 - Strategic Power Building with Communities (3 credits)
  • SASS 569 - Planning & Implementing Social Change (3 credits)


Summer Semester (8-9 credit hours)

  • MSW Elective(s) - Select two, 1 credit electives or one, 3 credit (2-3 credits)
  • MSW Elective (3 credits)
  • MSW Elective (3 credits)

Total MSW Advanced Standing Program Hours: 39 credits
 

Year One

Fall Semester (16 credit hours)

  • SASS 603 - Field Education III (3 credits)
  • SASS 496 - Advanced Field Education: Organizational Theory & Practice Seminar (1 credit)
  • SASS 542 - Evaluating Programs and Practices (3 credits)
  • SASS 547 - Problems Identification, Screening and Assessment Diagnosis (3 credits) 
  • SASS 549 - Theory/Practice Approaches in Direct Practice Social Work (3 credits) 
  • SASS 566 - Assessing and Engaging Community for Social Change (3 credits)

Spring Semester (14-15 credit hours)

  • SASS 604 - Field Education IV (3 credits)
  • SASS 511 - Issues in Health Policy & Service Delivery (3 credits)
  • SASS 589 - Social Work Practice in Integrated Healthcare (3 credits)
  • Choose one:
    • SASS 517 Family Systems Interventions (3 credits)
    • MSW Elective (3 credits)
  • MSW Elective(s) - Select two, 1 credit electives or one, 3 credit (2-3 credits)

Summer Semester (9 credit hours)

  • Choose one:
    • SASS 518 Social Work with Death, Grief & Loss (3 credits)
    • MSW Elective (3 credits)
  • MSW Elective (3 credits)
  • MSW Elective (3 credits)

Total MSW Advanced Standing Program Hours: 39 credits
 

Year One

Fall Semester (16 credit hours)

  • SASS 603 - Field Education III (3 credits)
  • SASS 496 - Advanced Field Education: Organizational Theory & Practice Seminar (1 credit)
  • SASS 542 - Evaluating Programs and Practices (3 credits)
  • SASS 547 - Problems Identification, Screening and Assessment Diagnosis (3 credits) 
  • SASS 549 - Theory/Practice Approaches in Direct Practice Social Work (3 credits) 
  • SASS 566 - Assessing and Engaging Community for Social Change (3 credits)

Spring Semester (14-15 credit hours)

  • SASS 604 - Field Education IV (3 credits)
  • SASS 583 Social Work Practice in Mental Health with Adults (3 credits)
  • SASS 514 - Mental Health Policy & Service Delivery (3 credits)
  • MSW Elective(s) - Select two, 1 credit electives or one, 3 credit (2-3 credits)
  • MSW Elective (3 credits)

Summer Semester (9 credit hours)

  • SASS 587 - Integrative Seminar in Mental Health: Adults (3 credits)
  • MSW Elective (3 credits)
  • MSW Elective (3 credits)

Total MSW Advanced Standing Program Hours: 39 credits
 

Year One

Fall Semester (16 credit hours)

  • SASS 603 - Field Education III (3 credits)
  • SASS 496 - Advanced Field Education: Organizational Theory & Practice Seminar (1 credit)
  • SASS 542 - Evaluating Programs and Practices (3 credits)
  • SASS 547 - Problems Identification, Screening and Assessment Diagnosis (3 credits) 
  • SASS 549 - Theory/Practice Approaches in Direct Practice Social Work (3 credits) 
  • SASS 566 - Assessing and Engaging Community for Social Change (3 credits)

Spring Semester (15 credit hours)

  • SASS 604 - Field Education IV (3 credits)
  • SASS 514 - Mental Health Policy & Service Delivery (3 credits)
  • SASS 580 - Social Work Practice in Mental Health: Children/Adolescents (3 credits)
  • SASS 584 - Integrative Seminar in Mental Health: Children and Adolescents (3 credits)
  • Choose one:
    • SASS 564 - Social Work Practice in Alcohol and Other Drugs (3 credits)
    • SASS 582 - Social Work Practice in Child Abuse/Family Violence (3 credits)

Summer Semester (8-9 credit hours)

  • MSW Elective(s) - Select two, 1 credit electives or one, 3 credit (2-3 credits)
  • MSW Elective (3 credits)
  • MSW Elective (3 credits)

Total MSW Advanced Standing Program Hours: 39 credits
 

Year One

Fall Semester (16 credit hours)

  • SASS 603 - Field Education III (3 credits)
  • SASS 496 - Advanced Field Education: Organizational Theory & Practice Seminar (1 credit)
  • SASS 519 - Children and Families in the School Setting (3 credits)
  • SASS 547 - Problems Identification, Screening and Assessment Diagnosis (3 credits) 
  • SASS 549 - Theory/Practice Approaches in Direct Practice Social Work (3 credits) 
  • SASS 566 - Assessing and Engaging Community for Social Change (3 credits)

Spring Semester (15 credit hours)

  • SASS 604 - Field Education IV (3 credits)
  • SASS 517 - Family System Interventions (3 credits)
  • SASS 529 - Child & Family Policy & Service Del. (3 credits)
  • SASS 580 - Social Work Practice in Mental Health: Child and Adolescents (3 credits)
  • SASS 585 - Social Work with Groups (3 credits)

Summer Semester at partner Baldwin Wallace University (9 credit hours)*

  • EDU 584 - Pupil Services and Community Resources (online BW) (3 credits)
  • EDU 510 - Educational Studies (BW) (3 credits)
  • EDU 573 - Children with Special Needs (BW) (3 credits) 

Year Two

Fall Semester (9 credits)

  • SASS 542 - Evaluating Programs and Practices (3 credits)
  • SASS 550 - Trauma Informed Social Work Practice with Child & Family (3 credits)
  • SASS 564 - Social Work Practice in Alcohol and Other Drugs (3 credits)

Total MSW Advanced Standing Program with School Social Work Hours: 49 credits

*Students interested in School Social Work must meet with Professor Sarah Andrews to discuss the curriculum and process to complete courses at Baldwin Wallace University.
 

Year One

Fall Semester (16 credit hours)

  • SASS 603 - Field Education III (3 credits)
  • SASS 496 - Advanced Field Education: Organizational Theory & Practice Seminar (1 credit)
  • SASS 542 - Evaluating Programs and Practices (3 credits)
  • SASS 547 - Problems Identification, Screening and Assessment Diagnosis (3 credits) 
  • SASS 549 - Theory/Practice Approaches in Direct Practice Social Work (3 credits) 
  • SASS 566 - Assessing and Engaging Community for Social Change (3 credits)

Spring Semester (14-15 credit hours)

  • SASS 604 - Field Education IV (3 credits)
  • SASS 516 - Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Policy & Service Delivery* (3 credits) 
  • SASS 564 - Social Work Practice in Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse (3 credits)
  • SASS 576 - Integrative Seminar in Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Treatment* (3 credits)
  • Choose one:
    • SASS 562 - Social Work Intervention in Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders (3 credits)
    • MSW Elective(s) - Select two, 1 credit electives or one, 3 credit (2-3 credits)

Summer Semester (9 credit hours)

  • Choose one:
  • SASS 522 - Motivational Interviewing (3 credits)
  • MSW Elective (3 credits)
  • Choose one:
    • SASS 585 - Social Work with Groups (3 credits)
    • MSW Elective (3 credits)
  • MSW Elective (3 credits)

Total MSW Advanced Standing Program Hours: 39 credits

*SASS 516 and SASS 576 are taught in the intensive weekend formatted course. The courses will each meet for approximately 2 weekends over the semester.
 

*The advanced standing MSW program is designed to be completed in one year as a full-time student. The exception to this is School Social Work. School Social Work is 1.5 years.