Persons intending to enroll fall semester should complete application materials by March 15th. Applications received after this date will be accepted but acceptance to the program cannot be guaranteed.
Regular Program Admissions Requirements:
In addition to the minimum School of Graduate Studies and Research admission requirements, all applicants must meet the following for admission to the Master of Social Work program:
Advanced Standing Program Admissions Requirements:
The Advanced Standing Program is accelerated for highly qualified graduates of CSWE-accredited BSW Programs. Admission to this program is granted to applicants with superior academic and professional social work qualifications.
Applicants seeking admission to the Advanced Standing Program must meet all the admissions requirements for regular admission in addition to the following:
- Have a bachelor’s degree in social work from a CSWE-accredited program six (6) years prior to enrollment
- Have at least a 3.25 overall unrecalculated grade point average in all undergraduate course work
- Have A's and B's in all junior and senior level social work courses
- Minimum one year social services employment experience prior to enrollment
Admission is based on evidence of a combination of personal qualities and values that are necessary for the professional practice of social work, including strong analytical and communication skills, a personal commitment to social justice and empowerment of individuals, and service to vulnerable and disenfranchised groups as evidenced through work experience, the personal statement, professional recommendations, and the admissions interview, if conducted.
Students are admitted to the MSW Program for enrollment in fall semester of each academic year. Students are not admitted for entry to the program in spring or summer semesters.