Pacific Oaks College

Master of Social Work Advanced Standing Program (ASP)


55 Eureka Street

Pasadena, CA 91103

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Social Work Advanced Standing Program (ASP)

Format: Online

Program Description:

The School of Cultural & Family Psychology's Master of Social Work (MSW) program has an online Advanced Standing Program (ASP). This will be a full-time accelerated one-year program (35 total credits with courses that are 8 weeks long) for candidates who hold a bachelor's degree in social work (BSW) degree from a CSWE accredited institution. Admission to the ASP allows students to complete their MSW degree in less time than the traditional MSW program by waiving the first-year foundation course requirements. Students applying for this option must have earned a BSW within the last five years and demonstrated readiness to perform at the level of a second-year MSW student via social work experience post-BSW. The Pacific Oaks MSW Advanced Standing Program will include Generalist specialized practice online asynchronous coursework, on-site field education (Internships) and a masters Capstone project. Field education (internship) courses will have some synchronous components determined by the students and their schedule in partnership with Faculty.


Pacific Oaks is accredited by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) since 1959.

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Classification: Specialized Institution—Other

Locale: Midsize City

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