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 11 months.
To be considered for admission to the advanced standing program, students must submit a completed application which includes:
Field Evaluation Criteria:
A final field evaluation must include:
If you are currently pursuing your field placement a field midterm evaluation can be submitted to be eligible for review. The field midterm evaluation must include:
If your midterm evaluation is not currently available. You may submit a learning contract to be eligible for review. The learning contract must include:
If students applying for the Advanced Standing program are unable to submit the required documentation listed above, the GSSW Field Verification Form may be used.
Note: Preference will be given to students who submit required documentation listed above.
Students pursuing the MSW degree are also required to obtain a baccalaureate degree which includes coursework that demonstrates a strong liberal arts background including:
Note: Students admitted to the MSW program are expected to complete all prerequisite requirements prior to their New Student Orientation.
For more information regarding prerequisites or information about the GSSW exams, contact the School of Social Work via email at MSW_Admissions@baylor.edu