Here you’ll find a brief overview of the five different pathways available to MSW students. For more detailed information on prerequisites, requirements, and curriculum plans, follow the links from each pathway name.
An admissions counselor can answer any questions you may have about these pathways. Call (212) 488-1784 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Two-Year||Advanced Standing||Part-Time to Full-Time (Extended)||One-Year Residency for Working Professionals (Reduced Residency)||Transfer|
|Brief Description||Take classes full-time while completing your field placements.||An accelerated social work degree program for BSW graduates.||Complete the requirements for your MSW program over three or four years.||A pathway for professionals with direct social services experience.||Students with 1 year of MSW coursework and fieldwork can transfer to Columbia.|
|Prerequisites||Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution||BSW from a CSWE-accredited program within last five years||Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution||At least 2 years full-time social service employment or 4 years part-time||Completed 1 year in another graduate-level, CSWE-accredited social work program|
|Completion Time||2 years||1 year||3 to 4 years||3 to 4 years||1 year|
|Total Field Hours||1,200||600||1,200||900||600|
|Starts Per Year||1 (fall)||1 (summer)||2 (fall and spring)||2 (fall and spring)||1 (fall)|