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MSW Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for the Regular Standing 2-year program

Please submit or complete the following to apply for the Regular Standing 2-year MSW program. The application deadline is April 1 for a fall start date and November 15 for a spring start date. 

  • Completed online application
  • $30 application fee
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Bachelor's Degree other than a BSW or a BSW that was earned more than five years ago
  • A minimum GPA of 2.8. A GPA of 3.0 or higher for the student's last 60 credits is preferred. Students below the minimum GPA can petition the MSW Admission Committee for an exemption from the GPA criteria if they believe they have special circumstances.
  • 18 undergraduate or graduate credits in social and behavioral courses (e.g. Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice, Political Science, Anthropology, Economics) and a course in Statistics (if not taken as an undergraduate, must be taken no later than the first semester of foundation year).
  • Two essay responses:
    • Statement of Personal Interest
    • Social Justice Experience
  • Three letters of reference
  • No GRE required

Admission requirements for the Advanced Standing program

Please submit or complete the following to apply for the Advanced Standing MSW program. The application deadline is April 1 for a fall start date and November 15 for a spring start date. 

  • Completed online application
  • $30 application fee
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from a program accredited by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) within the past 5 years
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.8 in all courses and a minimum GPA of 3.25 in all social work courses. Students below the minimum GPA can petition the MSW Admission Committee for an exemption from the GPA criteria if they believe they have special circumstances.
  • A course in Statistics (it is highly recommended that statistics is taken before entering the program; under special circumstances, it can be taken no later than the first semester of the program).
  • Two essay responses:
    • Statement of Personal Interest
    • Practicum Experience
  • Three letters of reference
  • No GRE required

*Pending final approval from the Higher Learning Commission.