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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

As of 2008, at least 78 MSW graduate programs offered 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)

University at Buffalo School of Management
Boston College Graduate School of Social Work
Dominican Graduate School of Social Work

MSW/MPH (Social Work and Public Health)

University of California Berkeley School of Public Health
Boston University School of Social Work

MSW/MPA (Social Work and Public Administration)

USC School of Policy, Planning and Development
West Virginia University Division of Social Work

MSW/JD (Social Work and Law)

Penn School of Social Policy & Practice

MSW/MDiv (Social Work and Theology)

Duke Divinity School

MSW/Urban Development

Penn Design (City Planning)
University of Minnesota School of Social Work (Urban and Regional Planning)

MSW/Graduate Programs

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