Advanced Standing in MSW Programs

Accreditation by CSWE assures that the program at the University of Portland meets national social work education standards. The University of Portland Social Work Program is a fully accredited program, giving graduates access to opportunities that graduates from non-accredited institutions do not have.

Students graduating from an undergraduate social work accredited program are eligible for advanced standing in most masters of social work (MSW) programs (meaning that students will advance to the second year of graduate school).

Some graduate schools that accept UP advanced standing:

Dual Degree Programs

There are more than 78 MSW graduate programs in the U.S. offering dual degrees that provide the graduate with a specific skill set through a unique combination of graduate degrees, equipping him or her to serve in a particular field of social work. The most popular dual degree combines an MSW and a JD degree, enabling the graduate to do social work in a legal setting. Other examples of dual degrees are:

MSW/MBA (Social Work and Business)

MSW/MPH (Social Work and Public Health)

MSW/MPA (Social Work and Public Administration)

MSW/JD (Social Work and Law)

MSW/MDiv (Social Work and Theology)

MSW/Urban Development

MSW/Graduate Programs

The Council on Social Work Education offers information about accredited MSW programs.