Master of Social Work / Advanced Standing
Northern Arizona University

Program Details

The online master’s in Social Work from Northern Arizona University focuses on working with marginalized populations. The Advanced Standing program is available to students who have completed a BSW degree from an accredited school. 

Students will learn ways of working with diverse groups of clients to allow those clients to reach their goals. A guided field placement allows students to experience working with individuals and groups with the supervision of an experienced practitioner. Social workers can help a multitude of clients including the elderly, children, military, domestic violence victims, those with mental illness, and homeless populations.

Topics studied within this degree program include:

  • Social policy
  • Clinical practice
  • Research
  • Cultural competence
  • Social justice
  • Administration


  • Personal statement
  • Resume or CV
  • Bachelor of Social Work degree from a CSWE-accredited program within the last 5 years 
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • 3.0 GPA

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission