MSW Student Blog

Student FAQs

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Potential and newly accepted students will often reach out to the social work program to talk with a student about their experience. Oftentimes the questions will be very similar, which is how I have come up with this list. I hope it is helpful in determining if this is the right program for you or solidifying your decision to accept your admission.
May 4, 2022

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Practicum Advocacy

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The practicum experience is a huge part of social work education. Personally, I feel like I have learned more while at my practicum than I could ever learn in a classroom. There are parts of the practicum experience that seem to be less talked about and may go unnoticed by some. So, let’s talk about them so that you know what to expect!
Feb 28, 2022

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Perspective of an Advanced Standing Student

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Howdy, I’m D.M. Millay, I am an Advanced Standing MSW student here at Seattle University (SU). I was able to apply for the advanced standing program because I have received my bachelor’s degree in social work. I started the MSW program in August of 2021 with 6 other advanced standing classmates. We had an intensive summer quarter, compiling two 10-week courses into 4 weeks along with an introduction course called advanced practicum seminar.
Jan 31, 2022

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Getting your SUDP while pursuing an MSW

There are limitless paths you can decide to pursue when entering the field of social work. One important path to consider is becoming certified in substance use disorder treatment with individuals diagnosed with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders.
Dec 31, 2022

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Choosing an MSW Program

Deciding on which MSW program to go to was a daunting task back when I began applying to graduate schools. I didn’t know anyone who had been to graduate school, and I wasn’t sure what I should be looking for in a school. The purpose of this post is to explain what went into my decision-making process in hopes that it might assist someone else who is trying to figure out what school to go to.
Dec 3, 2021

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