Master of Social Work Advanced Standing

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Make a difference in your community and elevate your career with the Advanced Standing Master of Social Work program from St. Ambrose University Online. Created for individuals who have already achieved the BSW from a CSWE accredited University and are working in the field, this program is delivered completely online through an interactive classroom that allows you to learn on your time and earn your MSW in 10 months. Courses are taught by educators with field experience who are committed to your academic and professional success.

Founded on the empowerment method of social work, this program provides the professional expertise you need to make a significant impact on the lives of others and advocate for a just society. When you complete the program, you’ll be equipped with the skills it takes to focus on an individual’s competence rather than deficits to support resourcefulness and eliminate social barriers in communities.

Career Outcomes

The online Advanced Standing Master of Social Work program will expand your professional capabilities and prepare you to advocate for a just society. Once you complete the program, you’ll have the academic credential and expertise to advance your career. Many graduates pursue positions in the following areas:

  • Social services
  • Addiction services
  • Mental health facilities
  • Healthcare social work
  • Community development
  • Military social work
  • School social work

Career Outcomes

St. Ambrose offers:


    We provide you with a goal-oriented curriculum, offering you more clarity and flexibility as you pursue your dreams.


    Complete your degree on your schedule. Our 100% online format is designed to work around your career commitments.


    Outstanding faculty use their real-world experience to ensure you have the skills to succeed in a competitive marketplace.


    St. Ambrose University is affordable, offering highly competitive tuition and financial assistance to students pursuing accelerated online programs.


St. Ambrose University is accredited by and a member of the Higher Learning Commission. The Master of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

About St. Ambrose

Recognized as an institution with distinction throughout the Midwest, St. Ambrose University is a comprehensive university committed to academic excellence, social justice and service. With an emphasis on communication skills, intellectual inquiry, student-faculty engagement and professional preparation, St. Ambrose readies students for success and to become active contributors in creating a just society.

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