Advanced Standing

You already have a bachelor's in social work.

Advanced Standing is awarded only to graduates holding degrees from baccalaureate social work programs accredited by CSWE, recognized through its International Social Work Degree Recognition and Evaluation Services, or covered under a memorandum of understanding with international social work accreditors.

Admissions requirements

  • Strong academic record
  • Demonstrated excellence in field internship
  • Completed online application
  • Completed Graduate School of Social Work supplemental application form
  • $60 non-refundable application fee (waived if you attend an open house)
  • Official undergraduate transcript sent from the issuing institution
  • One letter of reference from professors or employers (this can be completed within the online application)
  • Senior year field evaluation
  • Writing sample from a senior year practice course
  • A written personal statement discussing your motivation, interests, and goals for pursuing graduate social work studies

All pieces of the application should be sent to:

Touro University Graduate School of Social Work
Touro University Cross River Campus at 3 Times Square
202 West 43rd Street, 7th floor
New York, NY 10036
Attn: Office of Admissions


If you have any questions, please contact us:

Sheliza Ali
Coordinator of Social Work Enrollment and Outreach
212-463-0400 x55192