Sample Degree Map

Advanced Standing


Advanced standing status is for exceptional applicants who possess a BSW from an accredited school of social work.  Acceptance for advanced standing is not automatically granted to every applicant.  Applicants will be evaluated based on the quality of their application and mastery of the BSW curriculum.  Applicants must begin the MSW program within 5 years of BSW graduation.  For example, BSW graduates from 2010 must begin the MSW program no later than 2016. If an applicant is not awarded advanced standing or applies after five years of receiving a BSW, he/she will automatically be considered for the full 60 credit hour degree program.

Learn more about admission to the IUB Advanced Standing program.


The Advanced Standing program at IUB is typically completed in 12 months, beginning in August and ending with graduation the following August. Students generally complete their practicum experience during the Spring and Summer semesters. 

The IUB program is hybrid online, which gives students the flexibility to pursue work and/or practicum responsibilities during the day and classes in the evening. Each week students meet in-person for two classes and then online (asynchronous) for the other two. Classes are on M/W from 5:45pm-8:30pm on the Bloomington campus.

Regular Standing


The regular standing MSW is for non-BSW students who have a degree from an accredited institution of higher education.

Learn more about admission to the MSW program.


The MSW program at IUB can be completed in 2 years if classes are taken full-time. Students generally complete their two practicum experiences during the Spring of Year 1 and the Fall and Spring semesters of Year 2.

Year 1 of the regular standing program meets on campus M/W from 9a-4p. Year 2 the cohort becomes hybrid online: students meet in-person for two classes and then online (asynchronous) for the other two.

Full-Time | Mental Health & Addictions Concentration

First Year
Second Year