MSW students must maintain continuous enrollment through their graduate course of study. A temporary, time-limited leave of absence may be granted for compelling reasons with the written recommendation of the graduate faculty advisor and the approval of the MSW Program Director. However, students who fail to maintain continuous enrollment without initiating an official leave of absence and signing all the necessary forms will be considered as having withdrawn from the MSW program. In such cases, the student must apply for readmission to the MSW program.
As an explicit accreditation policy of the Council on Social Work Education, all requirements for the MSW degree must be completed no more than four (4) years from the date of the MSW student’s first enrollment into the MSW program. There are no exceptions made to this policy.