Application Packet:

Contact the Social Work Program or complete this WEBFORM to request more information or ask questions.

Admission Requirements:

The MSW Application Review Committee takes a holistic approach to assessing applications. The following requirements should be met:

1. An undergraduate degree that has a liberal arts base

2. Prerequisite undergraduate courses with a grade of 'C' or better:

  • Humanities - 6 hours
  • Mathematics - 3 hours
  • Social Sciences - 6 hours
  • Additionally, courses with content in Human Development, Behavioral Science, or Human Biology are highly recommended.

3. Grade Point Average

  • 3.0 Grade Point Average in the last two years of undergraduate major
  • 2.5 Overall Grade Point Average
  • 3.0 Grade Point Average is required if a Master's degree is used for application

Additionally, the following materials must be submitted for review:

4. Completed Graduate Admission Application

5. Three Letters of Recommendation* from people familiar with your work and/or academic history. Recommenders must also complete the MSW Recommendation Forms

*Advanced Standing Students - 1 letter must be from BSW practicum/instructor/supervisor or Faculty Field Liaison.


6. Transcripts from all schools you previously attended, even if you did not graduate from that institution.

7. Resume

**Academic credit will not be given for life experience or previous work experience.

Deadline for applications is January 14 of each year for Advanced Standing Admissions (applicants who have earned a B.S.W. from a C.S.W.E.-accredited institution within the last 5 years) and February 14 of each year for standard applications. Applications received after the deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.

Classes start in August for both regular M.S.W. students and Advanced Standing M.S.W. students.

 Admissions Frequently Asked Questions.