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MSW Online Education
The online education program is offered in a part time format with admission each year for advanced standing and foundation cohorts. The next admission cycle for online education program is Fall 2013 for foundation and advanced standing students. Students living 125 miles or more away from Baton Rouge in underserved areas of the state will be given priority.
Eligibility for each program is the same as the main campus. Classes are taught online (both live time and non-live). Students must have up-to-date computers with cameras and microphones. Students will be required to travel to the main campus for seminars and other meetings. Out of state students are not eligible for this program.
Note: Applicants applying to either MSW program online need to select the Baton Rouge campus as the location when completing the graduate school online application. There is a selection for online, yet that online selection is not affiliated with the School of Social Work.
1) Advanced Standing Online Education Program
This two-year, part-time online advanced standing program is designed for students who meet the requirements for the Advanced Standing program. Advanced standing students begin in the summer term enrolling in a summer course on the DSM prior to beginning the core curriculum in the fall. Students will enroll in two courses per week each semester for two years.
The admission deadline is March 1, 2013 for the Fall 2013 class. During the fall and spring semesters, online education students are in class on Mon/Tues usually during the 5:00-8:00 time slot. Students will be in the advanced phase for two years and will mirror the on-campus advanced standing part time program.
The advanced internship can be completed in either a double block placement of 40 hours per week for 12 weeks or several days per week over two semesters. Internship may begin as early as the first fall semester with most students beginning the internship in the spring of the second year or fall of the second year. Students in the advanced standing distance education program will have one internship experiences upon graduation. Under no circumstances will a student be allowed to complete all of the internship clock-hours during nights, weekends, or holidays. Students must complete at least 50 percent of their internship during normal working hours of the agency. No academic credit is granted for work or life experiences.
* Advanced-Year Distance Education Course Sequence
2) Foundation Online Education Program
This three to four-year, online foundation program is designed for students who do not have a bachelor's degree in social work or whose bachelor's degree in social work is more than five years old. Students entering the foundation online education program must be eligibility requirement for the part time program. Students will be in the foundation phase for two years because of the part time progression through the curriculum and will mirror the on-campus part time program. Students may opt to complete some courses during the advanced phase on the Baton Rouge campus or continue with the part time online progression.
The admission deadline is March 31, 2013 for the Fall 2013 class. Admission to the foundation online education program is every year. During the fall and spring semesters, part time students are in class Wed/Thu for the first two years (foundation phase) and Mon/Tues the last two years (advanced phase) usually during the 5:00-8:00 time slot.
The foundation program has four internships that must be completed - two foundation and two advanced. Internships can be completed in either a double block placement of 40 hours per week for 12 weeks or several days per week over two semesters. Under no circumstances will a student be allowed to complete all of the internship clock-hours during nights, weekends, or holidays. Students must complete at least 50 percent of their internship during normal working hours of the agency. Under no circumstances will a student be allowed to begin advanced concentration courses until all foundation courses, including field internships are completed. No academic credit is granted for work or life experiences.