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MSW Part-Time (1.5-year) Advance Standing Program (BSW Required)

MSW Application Instructions

All MSW Applicants must apply online at

All MSW Letter of Recommendation must be mailed to:
ATTN: MSW Program Admissions
Social Work Program
Utah State University
0730 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-0730

MSW Part-Time 1.5 years Advanced Standing program
Application Results Announcement: November


Admission Requirements for MSW Part-Time (1.5-year) Advanced Standing Program Candidates:

Students with BSW who qualify for this program will complete their MSW degree in one and a half calendar years of part-time study at the USU Regional campuses. Intake is every three years, starting in January 2019. The 36-credit Part-Time 1.5 year Advanced Standing (AS) program begins in January and finishes the following August. Refer to the admission calendar for specific intake years ( During the spring semester session, students will complete two 3-credit seminars. After completion of this session, the part-time AS students will join the three year part-time students in their third year of the traditional 3-year MSW program.

The cohort will begin the 16-week spring session course work beginning in January and ending in May. Classes will be held from 5:15 PM to 10:30 PM on Tuesdays. MSW Part-Time (1.5-year) AS applications are due by September prior to the intake year. Refer to the admission calendar for the specific application window information ( Applicants are strongly encouraged to take the GRE or MAT by August prior to the intake year.

MSW Part-Time (1.5-year) Advanced Standing Admission Criteria:
All MSW students must meet the following admissions criteria:

  • A bachelor's degree that will be completed before matriculation in the MSW program

  • A 3.0 or higher grade point average for most recent 60 semester or 90 quarter credits; and SW GPA of 3.3 or higher

  • A score or scores at or above the 40th percentile of the appropriate MSW admissions test, the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). (Although all MSW applicants must take either the MAT or GRE, those with strong applications may qualify for admission even if their score falls below the 40th percentile.)

  • 3 satisfactory letters of recommendation

  • A personal statement

  • At least one introductory social or behavioral science course AND a research methods OR statistics course

  • A minimum of 21 semester hours of social or behavioral sciences is expected; students deficient in this area will need to be highly qualified in other areas to be considered for admission.

  • A 4-year baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university is required for admission to the MSW program.

In addition to the above, students who wish to qualify for Advanced Standing status must meet the additional criteria:

  • Hold a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree from a CSWE-accredited program earned within the previous 10 years

  • Earned a B or higher in each undergraduate Social Work course attempted

  • Have a cumulative SW GPA of 3.3 or higher for all Social Work courses attempted

MSW Part-Time Program
(Location: Brigham City, Kaysville, Tooele, Moab, Blanding, Price-USU Eastern and Uintah Basin campuses only)

Application Window
Starting Semester
May 2018- September 30, 2018 January 2019
August 2020
May 2021- September 30, 2021 January 2022
August 2023
May 2024- September 30, 2024 January 2025
August 2026
May 2027- September 30, 2027 January 2028
August 2029

For further questions, please contact:

Dr. Susan Egbert, MSW, Ph.D, LCSW
Clinical Assistant Professor & MSW Part-Time Program Coordinator

Karen Flessner, MSW, CSW
Program Coordinator & Instructor