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  1. 1. Advanced StandingPRESENTATION TITLEPresentation SubtitleEarn your MSWonline throughadvanced standing.
  2. 2. Advanced StandingRanked no. 11 amongsocial work programs byU.S. News & World ReportUSC School of Social Work
  3. 3. Advanced StandingVirtual Academic Center Best of both worlds Interactive web-based learning environment Same quality education as the on-site program Hands-on traditional field education
  4. 4. Advanced StandingMSW@USC Students Represent Our NationStudents enrolled as of January 2013
  6. 6. Advanced StandingFace-to-Face Classes
  7. 7. Advanced StandingThe Virtual Academic Center
  8. 8. Advanced StandingFamiliar Social Networking Tools
  9. 9. Advanced StandingOnline Coursework
  10. 10. Advanced StandingSpectrum of Social Work Practice featuring Professor Esther GilliesPolicy and Practice in Social Service Organizations
  11. 11. Advanced Standing Receive instant alerts forupcoming live sessionsand assignments View self-paced coursecontent Communicate withclassmates andprofessorsMSW@USC Mobile App
  12. 12. Advanced StandingADMISSIONS
  13. 13. Advanced StandingAdmissions Requirements 3.25 cumulative GPA 3.5 GPA in social workcoursework BSW from an accreditedschool in the last five years Two letters ofrecommendation from fieldinstructor and professor Passing grades for six-unitbridge courses prior toconcentration year
  14. 14. Advanced Standing Online Graduate Admission Application Supplemental Form: Social Work Résumé Statement of Purpose Two Letters of Recommendations (third optional) Official Transcript(s)Online Graduate Requirements
  15. 15. Advanced StandingCURRICULUM
  16. 16. Advanced StandingEarning Your MSWThe MSW@USC advanced standing program requires thecompletion of 35 units.Advanced StandingFull TimeSemesters Program Length12 months3Advanced StandingPart Time1 year and 9 months5
  17. 17. Advanced StandingBridge Courses• Complete three, two-creditcourses.• Must earn a B or better to beadmitted.• If courses are not completedwith a B or better, you maystill enroll in the traditionalMSW program.
  18. 18. Advanced StandingBridge CoursesAssessment in Social Work Practice• Reviews writing a bio-psychosocial assessment.Neuropsychological Development• Introduction of the mind-body connection.The Role of Evidence-Based Practice in Social Work• How to compile a research paper and study proposal.
  19. 19. Advanced StandingConcentrations Community Organization,Planning & Administration (COPA) Families and Children Health Mental Health Social Work and Business in aGlobal SocietyConcentrationsSub-Concentration Military Social Work &Veterans Services
  20. 20. Advanced StandingConcentration Year 20 hrs/week 550 hrs50 percent of time dedicated to direct practice.Field Education
  21. 21. Advanced StandingField EducationUSC Finds Placements in Your CommunityConcentration Year Goals• Focus on area of study• Student interviews/selects option(s)• Agency recommendations welcomed
  22. 22. Advanced StandingFINANCIAL AID
  23. 23. Advanced StandingHow to Apply for Financial AidMay 2013 Cohort1) 2013-2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)Available at• 2013-14 FAFSA available after January 1, 2013• Use 2012 income or estimated income• USCs Federal School Code: 0013282) Enrollment and Housing Form for Graduate StudentsAvailable at• Submit after step one• Log in to your “My Financial Aid & Documents” (top right corner)and click on “Document Library”
  24. 24. Advanced StandingUSC TuitionUnits Per Semester Cost per Unit Total Cost Per Semester15 – 18 N/A $22,8011 – 14 $1,536 Up to $21,504Estimated cost per year is $50,448- $53,760The most current per-unit costs can be found online at
  25. 25. Advanced StandingFederal Direct Loan Program and Loan ForgivenessLoans AmountsDirect Unsubsidized Stafford Loan $20,500 annual maxGraduate PLUS Loan (credit based) May borrow up to the cost ofattendance minus other aidreceivedFor more information, visit and click onloans and Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan and/or Federal DirectGraduate PLUS loanPublic Service Loan Forgiveness:• To learn more go to
  26. 26. Advanced StandingSatisfactory Academic Progress• Meet a minimum grade point average• Earn a minimum number of units per semester• Complete the degree objective within a maximum number ofsemesters and maximum number of attempted unitsReturn of Title IV Aid:If a student ceases enrollment prior to the planned completion date aportion of Title IV aid may be returned.
  28. 28. Advanced StandingScholarships School of Social Work Scholarships Dean’s Leadership Scholarship Virtual Academic Center Scholarship City Year Scholarships USC Scholarships Outside
  29. 29. Advanced Standing Full-time students are eligible for both need- andmerit-based scholarships. Award amounts vary. Full-time students will also be considered for theSchool of Social Work Endowed Scholarships. Endowed scholarships are awarded based on a variety of criteria(both need and merit) as outlined by the donors whosegenerosity makes these awards possible.Scholarships
  30. 30. Advanced StandingSCHOLARSHIPQUESTIONS?Contact
  31. 31. Advanced StandingImportant DatesClass Start Date Application DeadlineSeptember 3, 2013 July 1, 2013Virtual Academic Center
  32. 32. Advanced StandingCareer Opportunities in Social WorkMore than 6.9 million new jobs in social services by 2018.* Health care Schools Private clinical practice Child welfare Veterans’ programs Community-based nonprofitorganizations Government offices Juvenile and corrections facilities Human resource programs Private sector companies
  33. 33. Advanced StandingGet Started TodayVirtual Academic CenterPhone: 1.855.821.4USC (4872)Email: sswvac@usc.eduWebsite: msw.usc.eduUniversity of Southern California School of Social Work
  34. 34. Advanced StandingQUESTIONS &ANSWERS