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Advanced Standing M.S.W. – Individual and Family Clinical

Residential Advanced Standing MSW – Individual and Family Clinical

Get the training you need to serve individuals, families, and groups with an Advanced Standing Master of Social Work – Individual and Family Clinical degree from Liberty University. Develop the practical skills and knowledge you need to succeed in a variety of settings, including clinical practice. Gain hands-on experience through a required field placement as you prepare to enter the workforce.

Study with professors who are strong in their Christian faith and dedicated to your success. Faculty teaching this degree hold advanced degrees in social work and have years of experience in their chosen areas.

This degree is for students who already hold a Bachelor of Social Work from a CSWE-accredited program and allows them to complete the program in one year instead of two.

Academic Information for the MSW Advanced Standing – Individual and Family Clinical

Social Work Featured Courses

  • Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice (SOWK 641)
  • Child & Family Social Work Clinical Practice (SOWK 643)
  • Psychopathology & Addictions (SOWK 645)
  • Diversity & Cultural Humility (SOWK 650)

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the Advanced Standing Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) must have:

  • An earned baccalaureate degree in Social Work from a program that is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Official transcripts must be provided before admission. Mail official college transcripts (sealed, unopened copy). Graduate-level GPA’s cannot be considered in place of a BSSW degree.
  • An undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.00 scale).
  • Recommendations: Three (3) reference names and contact information including phone number.  At least one (1) of these should be a field faculty member or program director from the BSW/BSSW program attended.
  • Statement of Purpose: 400 minimum word statement of purpose addressing each of the following prompts.
    • In 150 words, complete the following prompt: I desire to earn a Master of Social Work degree and attend Liberty University because…
    • In 150 words, complete the following prompt: I show a posture of learning and respect when interacting with individuals, families, and groups by…
    • In 100 words, discuss the following prompt: Please share about a personal challenge in your life and discuss how you have worked through this challenge. (Please do not share a challenge with your job).
  • Writing Sample – Minimum 5 pages
  • Final Field Evaluation from BSW/BSSW program.
  • Complete Questionnaire
  • Department/Faculty Admission Decision Required Review

Enhance Your Career in Social Work

Career Opportunities in Social Work

  • Mental Health Therapist
  • Clinical Social Worker
  • Clinical Social Work Supervisor
  • International Social Worker
  • School Social Worker
  • Medical Social Worker
  • Clinical Director
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