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**PLEASE NOTE APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED FOR FALL ONLY, WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCEPT SPRING OR SUMMER APPLICATIONS

Binghamton University offers an advanced standing option for graduates of an undergraduate social work program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The BSW degree must have been received within seven years of beginning the MSW Program at Binghamton. Advanced standing students will be given credit for up to 29 hours of coursework if they can demonstrate that they received comparable educational content in BSW courses for which they received a grade of “B” or better.

The courses that students may be given credit for are:

  • Human Behavior in the Social Environment
  • Generalist Practice I, II, III
  • Foundations of Scientific Inquiry with Social Systems
  • Social Welfare Policy and Programs
  • Diversity and Oppression
  • Elective
  • Field Instruction I, II

Students requesting advanced standing must submit class syllabi for the courses which they believe provided them with similar content to that found in the above-listed courses. The director of admissions and student services will review the syllabi for comparability to Binghamton University MSW courses and make a decision about how many hours of advanced placement credit will be granted. Should a student seek credit through advanced standing for fieldwork, a copy of his or her field evaluations must be submitted to the director of fieldwork education and forwarded for final review and approval. All advanced standing students participate in the Advanced Standing Seminar the summer prior to their beginning the program.

Last Updated: 3/2/14