Social Work Advanced Standing

Utah Valley University

Master On Campus
12 months
11568 USD/year
11568 USD/year
4392 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Social Work Advanced Standing  offered by Utah Valley University is designed to educate and prepare students for a career at an advanced level in the social work profession


The Master of Social Work Advanced Standing will prepare students to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), qualifying them for a wider range of career opportunities (mental health, medical social work, child welfare, etc.) working with various populations (children, adolescents, adults, elderly, disabled, etc.). 

Why choose UVU?

The Utah Valley University mission is to prepare students for success in work and life through excellent and engaged teaching and scholarship. UVU prepares professionally competent people of integrity who, as lifelong learners and leaders, serve as stewards of a globally interdependent community. The UVU MSW program emphasizes clinical competence and ethical practice. This program prepares graduates for gainful employment and community service as Social Workers.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Advanced Standing Bridge Course
  • Advanced Standing Skills Course
  • Advanced Practice with Individuals and Families
  • Advanced Practice with Groups and Complex Cases
  • Advanced Practice with Organizations and Communities

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




43 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Create an account and provide information. Application + fee differs for International Students.
  • Pay $45.00 fee and exit application. Re-enter application to submit remaining materials. 
  • Submit a current resume that includes educational background and professional experience.
  • Submit a two-part essay that includes an autobiographical statement (2-3 pages) and a critical analysis of a clinical or policy issue (2 pages). More details available here.
  • Provide name and email address of three professional references. References will be contacted via email to submit an electronic recommendation.
  • Send all official university transcripts. If requesting an electronic copy from your university, official transcripts must be emailed to UVU transcripts are already on file and do not need to be requested.     

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11568 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5784 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    11568 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5784 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    4392 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2196 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Social Work Advanced Standing
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