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Advanced Standing Program

If your undergraduate degree is in social work from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education within the last six years, you may qualify for the advanced standing, one-year (30 semester hours) Master of Social Work program. The MSW Advanced Standing Program only begins in Fall semesters.

Individuals and Families Concentration

Students who are accepted into the Individuals & Families Concentration will study, research and apply knowledge through practice using the knowledge, values and skills related to working as advanced clinical social workers with individuals, families and groups. Within this area of concentration, students will choose to focus study and field work on one of the health and mental health tracks:

  • Children/Youth/Families Track

  • Adults Track

  • Older Adults Track

  • Child Welfare Track

After graduation, MSWs are eligible to complete additional state requirements to earn Licensed Social Worker (LSW) and/or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) status.

Macro Practice Concentration

With a focus on program management and organizational leadership, this concentration covers the knowledge, values and skills related to making large system changes. Students who are accepted into the Macro Practice Concentration will apply knowledge through macro practice field experience. With macro practice social worker experience, career options include:

  • Agency directors
  • Grant writers
  • Legislative advocates or elected officials
  • Program designers and developers
  • Social entrepreneurs
  • Community leaders

After graduation, MSWs are eligible to complete additional state requirements to earn Licensed Social Worker (LSW) and/or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) status.


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Main Office Phone:

303-615-0555

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Main Office
Central Classroom Suite 201

Office of Field Education
Central Classroom Suite 202

Office of Social Work Student Services
Central Classroom Suite 206

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Metropolitan State University of Denver
Department of Social Work
PO Box 173362 CB 70
Denver, CO 80217-3362