Students who have earned a Bachelor of Social Work degree from an accredited CSWE institution within the last five years can apply for the advanced standing program at the Garland School of Social Work. Full time, advanced standing students can complete their MSW at Baylor in 10 months.
Note: Students applying to the Waco or Houston campus must have a degree conferred date by July 15th to be eligible to apply for the upcoming academic year.
To be considered for admission to the advanced standing program, students must submit a completed application which includes:
Field Evaluation Criteria:
Applicants applying to the Advanced Standing program are required to submit a final field evaluation to be reviewed for admission in the Baylor MSW program. The admissions committee expects to see the following components on a final field evaluation*:
If an applicant’s field placement is still in progress at the time their application is complete, a midterm field evaluation may be submitted for admission decision review. If admitted into the program, a final field evaluation is required prior to enrolling in the program. All the above requirements also apply to any midterm evaluations that are submitted.
Applicants applying for the Advanced Standing program who are unable to submit the documentation listed above, may submit the GSSW Field Verification Form. For information about the form, contact email MSW_Admissions@baylor.edu.
*Note: Submitting a field evaluation that is missing any of the components outlined above may impact admissibility into the program. Applicants should use the open-ended “Additional Factors for Consideration” question on the application to explain any missing components or special circumstances.