Advanced Standing Status
B.S.W. graduates bring a unique set of skills and commitment to social work; Smith recognizes this and is eager to welcome them to our community! In recognition of this significant professional grounding, Smith offers Advanced Standing Status for any applicant who has completed their B.S.W. from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
Those with advanced standing start by entering directly into second-year classes in June, move directly into a second-year field internships from September to April, return for final electives in June, and then graduate in August. Because our field placements include 960 field hours, Smith Advanced Standing graduates leave with nearly twice as many internship hours as any other school for social work graduate. This makes them more professionally confident and competent professionals.
Advanced Standing Program Curriculum
The typical summer course meets twice a week in classes of two hours each and provides two quarter-hours of credit each term. Courses that meet six hours per week provide three quarter-hours of credit each term.
301/302 Clinical Social Work Practice
331 Comparative Psychodynamic Theories for Clinical Social Work Practice
191 Agency and Community Practice
334 Racism in the United States: Implications for Social Work Practice
380/381 Social Work Research Methods (Introductory) or *382/383 Social Work Research Methods (Intermediate) or *384/385 Social Work Research Methods (Advanced)
3 Elective Courses
*Placement sections are based on the prior background and experience students bring to the program.
400 Field Internship
450 Field Seminar
233 Community Practice Anti-Racism Experience
582 Evidence-based Practice8-9 Elective Courses
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