Admissions

Programs

 

2-Year Program

The 2-Year path of study is for applicants with an undergraduate degree in a major other than Social Work. Two-Year students complete 66 credits and 1120 hours of field practicum. Admittance is for Fall Quarter (September) start.

 

Advanced Standing Program

The Advanced Standing path of study is for applicants with a baccalaureate degree in Social Work from a CSWE-accredited program. Advanced Standing students complete 39 credits and 720 hours of field practicum. Admittance is for Summer Intersession (August) start.

 

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Learn more about scholarship opportunities availible through the MSW Program, Seattle University and others. 

Criminal Background Check

Seattle University's MSW Program requires all applicants to complete a national search criminal history background check upon admission. As part of the MSW curriculum through a field practicum, students may have unsupervised access to children under the age of 16, developmentally disabled persons, or vulnerable adults. The MSW Program seeks therefore to ensure the safety of potential clients and meet the requirements of Washington State's Child and Adult Abuse Information Law (RCW 43.43.830 - 43.43.842).

A positive report that reveals a criminal history may preclude the student from many potential field placements and will limit the field placements available to the student. The Seattle University MSW program cannot guarantee field placements (a requirement for completion of the MSW degree and social work licensure) for students with a positive criminal background report. 

 

Credit for Experience

 
As per the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Education Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) 3.1.5, the MSW program does not grant social work course credit for life experiences or previous work experience.

Criminal Background Check

 

Seattle University’s MSW Program requires all applicants to complete a national search criminal history background check upon admission. As part of the MSW curriculum through a field practicum, students may have unsupervised access to children under the age of 16, developmentally disabled persons, or vulnerable adults. The MSW Program seeks therefore to ensure the safety of potential clients and meet the requirements of Washington State’s Child and Adult Abuse Information Law (RCW 43.43.830 – 43.43.842).

 A positive report that reveals a criminal history may preclude the student from many potential field placements and will limit the field placements available to the student. The Seattle University MSW program cannot guarantee field placements (a requirement for completion of the MSW degree and social work licensure) for students with a positive criminal background report. 

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