The application for the Master of Social Work program is completed through the Graduate School.

Regular Standing
The M.S.W. program is offered in two different formats– as a part-time and a full-time program. The MSW program is increasing enrollment by offering the full 2-year MSW program each year. Applications for the Regular Standing, 60 hour, 2-year program are now being accepted. Review of those applications will begin on or about February 1 each year. Applications will be accepted until the firm deadline or until all slots are filled. Classes will begin in late August each year.

Advanced Standing Program
Advanced Standing is available for those who hold a baccalaureate degree in social work from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The advanced standing curriculum requires 36 credits. The admission cycle for advanced standing differs from the two year program. The preferred deadline for applications for the Advanced Standing Program is September 1. The Social work department will continue to accept applications until the firm deadline or until all slots are filled. Classes for the next cohort of advanced standing students will begin in mid-January each year.

Prerequisites
To apply to the Master of Social Work program you must have:

  • A completed bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or demonstration that the applicant is able to maintain a 3.0 in graduate study.
  • The following prerequisite coursework must be completed prior to entrance:
    • 3 credit hours of Biology
    • 3 additional courses in the Social/Behavioral Sciences
  • Completion of the following courses before starting the MSW Program or as co-requisites during the first and/or second semester after entering the MSW Program:
    • 3 credit hours of Statistics
    • 3 credit hours of Human Development across the lifespan