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What's an exemption and how do I get one?

Exemptions from foundation courses will be granted when students have extensive prior comparable courses (minimum of two), covering essentially all of the content of a foundation course in either an undergraduate or graduate program, completed within the last six years PRIOR to enrollment in the MSW program with a grade of "B" or better. Prior work experience is NOT a basis for exemptions. An exemption does not reduce the total number of hours required for graduation. Exemptions provide an opportunity to take additional electives.

Incoming MSW students are informed by the School of Social Work when they can submit an Exemption Request Form to be evaluated for possible exemptions from foundation courses.

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