Advanced Standing Online MSW

The MSW@Denver advanced standing online MSW is designed for students who have earned a BSW at any point in time and wish to build on their knowledge and experiences by continuing their social work education.


graduate-level credits


months to complete full time


months to complete part time


hours of fieldwork

View the advanced standing online MSW sample course schedule.

Foundation Courses

If you are an advanced standing MSW student, you will bypass the foundational coursework already completed during your BSW and begin the program with the and two foundation courses:

Power, Privilege and Oppression

Evidence for Practice

Concentration Curriculum

Develop your future practice to meet the needs of your community by choosing one of two concentrations: Mental Health and Trauma or Health, Equity and Wellness.


Complete one internship (12.5 hours a week) related to your chosen concentration during your concentration year. Under the guidance of a licensed social worker at a site in or near your own community, you will apply what you learn in the classroom and focus on the professional skills you need for advanced social work practice in mental health and trauma or health, equity and wellness.

Learn more about field education.

Admission Criteria

To be eligible for admission in the advanced standing online MSW, you must:

hold a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) from a regionally accredited college or university at any point in time

have an undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale (a 3.0 GPA is preferred; however, if your GPA is lower than 3.0, the admission committee is likely to look at your last 60 or 90 undergraduate credits)

Learn more about our admission requirements.

Online Student Experience

Designed to meet the needs of today’s online learner, MSW@Denver offers a challenging, inspiring curriculum created and led by our expert University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work faculty. On our digital campus, MSW students collaborate closely, advocate for social justice and work to create positive change in our world.

Learn more about the MSW@Denver online student experience.

Request information to learn more about MSW@Denver or contact the Office of Admission at 1-855-219-5995.