Application The SWIHCS 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 accepted on a rolling basis. Advanced Standing Students: complete the application by March 31 before entering the program. Applications for the 2018 cohort will open in February 2018. *Students may be able to complete the specialization after the set deadlines, depending on their ability to enroll in and complete the required courses. 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 in a relevant health care setting.