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NCCU Department of Social Work Launches Advanced-Standing MSW Program
Published: Wednesday, November 26, 2014


North Carolina Central University’s Department of Social Work will launch an advanced-standing program for students pursuing a master’s of social work degree in summer 2015.


Advanced standing is a one-year option running from May to May and is open to students who hold a bachelor’s degree in social work (BSW) from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  


NCCU’s advanced-standing program will be offered in the evenings and on Saturdays.


To begin the program, students attend bridge courses held three evenings a week throughout both summer sessions.  In the fall, advanced-standing students join existing second-year students in pursuing concentration options and field-education opportunities.


During fall and spring semesters, students will attend classes three days per week. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the hours are 6 to 8:30 p.m., while Saturday classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Students will eventually complete a total of 35 credits hours: six in the summer, 16 in the fall, and 13 in the spring. 


Advance-standing students also will participate in field education three days per week for a total of 24 hours.


Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a minimum GPA of 3.25 in undergraduate social-work courses.  The GRE is not required for admission, however applicants must submit a graduate application and all social work supplemental application material.  Applications are available online at https://app.applyyourself.com//?id=nccugrad. 


Motivated and dedicated individuals who can contribute to the intellectual climate of an intensive one-year program are encouraged to apply!


To learn more about the advanced standing option, contact: Department of Social Work Chair Blenda Crayton, Ph.D., MSW, at (919) 530-7329 or by email at bcrayton@nccu.edu.








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