Contact My SSW Intranet Report Sexual Misconduct

Main menu

Section 1.10.01: Switching Between the On-Campus and/or Online MSW Programs

Online students are admitted to the online MSW program and on-campus students to the on-campus MSW program, thus, moving between programs is generally not permitted. Under special circumstances, and with approval from the associate dean for educational programs (or designee), an exception may be made. In cases of exceptions, students must be aware of the considerations below.

Decisions to move from the on-campus MSW program to the online MSW program (or vice-versa) will be provided in writing. Due to the significant implications of such changes, a program change will not be permitted more than once . Any future desire to change between programs would require a new application to their desired MSW program and a new admissions decision (note that admission is not guaranteed).

Critical considerations:

Switch from residential to online

● Students must initiate a conversation with their faculty advisor and request a student success meeting with key
members of the administrative team from the online program, the Office of Field Education and the Office of
Student Services and Enrollment Management to discuss the implications of this decision. Requests for a
success meeting are made through the faculty advisor or by contacting the Office of Student Services and
Enrollment Management.

● Unless the student has a field placement in which they can remain, students must allow at least 1 semester for
the online field faculty member to place the student in a new field placement.

● Students should understand that the online program is a part-time program spread over 7 semesters, meaning
that students are not able to take more than 8 credits per semester.

● There are probable financial implications of this switch. Students in the part time online program pay per credit
hour, which can be more expensive. Students will need to communicate with the Office of Student Services and
Enrollment Management and University Office of Financial Aid to further understand these implications on
existing aid, scholarships, and scholar program participation.

● Be aware that the online program only offers one curricular pathway: Interpersonal Practice in Integrated Health,
Mental Health and Substance Abuse.

Switch from online to residential

● Students must initiate a conversation with their faculty advisor and request a student success meeting with key
members of the administrative team from the online program, the Office of Field EducationInstruction and the
Office of Student Services and Enrollment Management to discuss the implications of this decision. Requests
for a success meeting are made through the faculty advisor or by contacting the Office of Student Services and
Enrollment Management.

● Unless the student has a field placement in which they can remain, students must allow at least 1 semester for
the online field faculty member to place the student in a new field placement.

● There are probable financial implications of this switch. Students must communicate with the University Office of
Financial Aid and the Office of Student Services and Enrollment Management for further clarification.

● Be aware of the impact of switching curricular pathways. This may not be possible depending on the availability
of courses and remaining credits the student has left to take in the program.

Contact Us Press escape to close