Master of Social Work / Advanced Standing
Seton Hall University

Program Details

The Seton Hall University master’s degree in social work is a unique opportunity. For students without a bachelor’s degree in social work, the program is two years long, with the first year consisting of on-campus coursework. Students with a degree in social work go straight into the second year of the program — the Advanced Standing year — which consists of online courses and on-site fieldwork in the community. 

Our students finish this program ready to make a difference. They are prepared to work with individuals, families or groups in a variety of advanced-practice settings — including behavioral health, substance abuse and healthcare. With fieldwork and theoretical components, this program is open to both full- and part-time students.


  • BSW degree from a CSWE-accredited program at a regionally accredited college or university
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA, with a 3.0 in all social work courses
  • Recommendation for advanced standing from the Social Work Department chair/director of the school at which the BSW was completed
  • College transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement

Special Accreditation

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education