M.S.W. in Social Work
The M.S.W. is a professional degree that prepares students to work with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities in clinical settings. Students pursue either a regular track or advanced standing track, depending on their education.
Admission Requirements (regular standing program)
In addition to meeting regular Graduate School requirements of a bachelor's degree and completed online application, students seeking regular admission to the Master of Social Work program must meet or submit the following:
- Completion of 3 hours in each of the following undergraduate liberal arts courses: English composition, history, political science, statistics, psychology, sociology, human biology, and 9 hours of electives in the social or behavioral sciences.
- Personal, autobiographical statement
- Background check
- Three letters of recommendation
Application deadline: April 1
Admission Requirements (advanced standing program)
In addition to the requirements for regular admission, students seeking admission to the advanced standing program for the Master of Social Work must meet the following:
- 3.0 GPA on the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework or 3.0 overall GPA
- Completion of Bachelor of Social Work degree from a CSWE accredited program within the last five years
Application deadline for advanced standing is Jan. 15.
Minimum Total Credit Hours: 36
To prepare competent and ethical clinical social workers, for scientific inquiry, who are leaders committed to diversity, social and economic justice, and the enrichment of the quality of life, with systems of all sizes, at every level of society.
General Education Requirements
Completion of the following liberal arts courses: English composition, history, political science, statistics, psychology, sociology, human biology, and 9 hours of electives in the social or behavioral sciences.
Students must complete the requirements for either the regular track or advanced placement track.