It is an exciting and challenging time when you begin to consider graduate school options. Professional social work education requires students at the master’s level to undertake a rigorous program of classroom and field study. The Indiana University School of Social Work (IUSSW) seeks to admit individuals from a variety of undergraduate degrees who have demonstrated competency through previous academic work, professional achievements, and volunteer commitments. Applicants with a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree from a CSWE accredited program conferred in 2008 or later must apply for advanced standing status. If granted this allows the applicant to enter the MSW program at the intermediate level, which means credit is given for the first 15 hours of the MSW degree.
At the IUS part-time program in New Albany, students take two classes, one on Friday afternoon and one on Friday evening. The program began in January of 2012 and will end in late summer or December of 2014. Advanced standing applicants began course work and joined this cohort in fall 2012. No applications are being accepted to the IUS campus at this time.
An applicant who is a full time employee with permanent status of the Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) may apply to the Child Welfare Scholars program for funding when applying to IUSSW. For additional information regarding this program, contact Anita Osborn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-274-2965.
If you have questions about the IUS MSW program, please contact Marlo D. Dale at email@example.com or 317-274-6966.