Advanced Standing

Admission Requirements 

  • Completed BSW/BASW degree (earned within the last 5 years) from a baccalaureate social work program accredited by CSWE, recognized through the International Social Work Degree Recognition and Evaluating Service, or covered under a memorandum of understanding with international social work. 
  • GPA of 3.0 (B) or higher in each required course for the applicant's BSW/BASW degree.
  • A copy of the final senior field evaluation from the applicant's BSW/BASW program.
  • Criminal Background Check/Criminal Offender Record Information (Although this is not part of the application process, applicants who are offered admission will receive instructions to complete the background check before field placement). 

Admission Materials

  • Online Application 
  • Admission Essays: Part 1 and Part 2 
  • Case Study 
  • Resume
  • Three Professional or Academic Recommendations (one must be from a BSW program the applicant attended-preferably Field Advisor or Field Supervisor). 
  • Senior Final Field Evaluation
    • Current BSW seniors may submit a current Field Evaluation at the time of application. The Final Field Evaluation must be submitted upon graduation.
  • Undergraduate and Graduate (if any) Official Transcripts
    • Submit electronically or mail directly to Graduate Admissions
      • Seattle University
        Office of Graduate Admissions
        901 12th Avenue
        P.O.Box 222000
        Seattle, WA 98122-1090
  • Academic Preparation Form
  • English Language Proficiency Test (if applicable) 
  • Application Fee ($55)