Frequently Asked Questions
Students with a BSW earned from a CSWE-accredited program (within five years of admission) seeking admission into the Advanced Standing Full-Time program or Advanced Standing Extended-Time program can only enroll in the Summer semester (which begins in June). Please take care to select the correct term of enrollment on your application.
In order for the BSW to qualify an applicant for admission into the advanced standing program, the following conditions must be met:
- It must be from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education,
- It must have been earned within five years of beginning the MSW program.
- The required social work GPA for the Advanced Standing program is 3.2.
If your average social work classes do not meet this minimum, or if your BSW was obtained over five years ago you may still be accepted, but only to the Full-Time progam and not to the Advanced Standing program. Earning a BSW degree within the five year limit does not prevent you from admission to the regular program of study. However, you must specifically request this option. Exceptions to the five year rule are BSWs who have worked in a social work setting, which includes MSW staff and professional learning experiences. The limit for those applicants is ten years.
From Athens: About 50 minutes by car, via GA 316.
From downtown Atlanta: About 30-45 minutes by car.
Extended-Time, Regular Program, is less than 3 years: 8 semesters including summers.
Full-time, Advanced Standing Program is about one year: 1 summer and 2 semesters.
Regular Program: 60 semester hours. (Same for both full time and extended-timestudy.)
Extended-time: About 9 hours per week, in the classroom/3 courses a week taken over three weeknights (or two nights and a weekend course in special cases).