Application The Criminal Justice Specialization is open to MSW students in the full-time, part-time, and Advanced Standing programs. The application deadlines* for each cohort are as follows: Full-time and part-time students: applications are considered on a rolling basis, space permitting. To complete the application, click here. Advanced Standing students: March 31st prior to beginning the MSW program. The 2018 Advanced Standing application will open in February 2018. *Students may be able to complete the specialization after the set deadlines, depending on the availability of space in required courses. Only those students who are accepted to the specialization within the time frames outlined above are guaranteed a seat in the required courses and a field placement focused on criminal justice.