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Program Requirements

The following prerequisites are the minimum requirements for consideration for admission to the MSW program:

  1. Evidence of an earned bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
  2. Evidence of successful completion of a minimum of six courses (18 credit hours) in social or behavioral sciences.  Courses are accepted from the following disciplines: Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Economics, Human Services, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology.
  3. Evidence of completion of one course in statistics.  This course can be taken in any discipline and on any level (graduate or undergraduate) so long as it was taken at an accredited college or university.

An earned undergraduate grade point average (GPA) during the last 60 hours of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Advanced Standing Program

If you hold an undergraduate social work degree you are eligible to apply for the advanced standing program provided you:

  1. Graduated within the last five years from a baccalaureate social work program accredited by the Councile on Social Work Education.
  2. Successfully completed a statistics course.
  3. Have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  4. Have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 in all social work courses taken prior to admissions committee action.
  5. Evidence the characteristics and/or potential required for competent social work practice.
  6. Submit a reference from a full-time faculty member of the applicant's undergraduate program.

Full details of admission requirements can be found on the admissions webpages.