Master of Social Work
MSW Admission Criteria
Admission requirements for the 62-credit MSW program of study include:
- A non-social work bachelor's degree (with substantial preparation in the liberal arts, including the social sciences, humanities, research, and human biology). A statistics course is required.
- An overall undergraduate GPA of 2.75 (or 3.0 in the final two years of undergraduate study) and satisfactory performance on the Graduate Record Examination.
- Evidence of the ability to formulate and present material logically and clearly in written and oral communication.
- Career goals and potential which are compatible with the program's approach to advanced generalist social work practice as characterized by: willingness to work with diverse populations; desire to work with individuals, families, groups, communities, and organizations; maturity; commitment to social justice and social change; a broader focus than a population of personal interest; compatibility with social work values; and a well-thought-out plan for graduate education.
Students who are graduates of a CSWE accredited baccalaureate program in social work will be considered for the 32-credit MSW program of study if the following conditions are met:
- A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 with at least a "B" in each social work course.
- Documentation of outstanding performance in a BSW field experience under professional social work supervision.
- All other requirements for admission as listed in the 62-credit program of study.
Please Note: Academic credit for life experience and previous work experience is not given, in whole or part, in lieu of the field practicum or of courses in the social work foundation curriculum.