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Graduate Admission

No matter what your educational background is, you can be considered for the master's program. Admission decisions are based on a competitive process that consists of the following:

  • Overall Grade Point Average (GPA)
  • Personal statement
  • Volunteer and paid work experience
  • References

Minimum Requirements

For the MSW program (63 units)

  • A minimum overall GPA of 2.75 for the bachelor's degree
  • A bachelor's degree in social work or a related field

For the Advanced Standing MSW program (42 units)

  • BSW degree within 5 years
  • A minimum overall GPA of 3.25 for the BSW degree
  • Preference for 3 years post-BSW practice experience

For all applicants

  • Not have more than two course deficiencies when admitted to the program, which must be cleared up by the end of the first semester of graduate studies
  • The following liberal arts courses completed:
    • Two English composition or literature courses
    • One college-level mathematics course
    • Three courses in social sciences, preferably courses in psychology, sociology, and anthropology
    • One course in fine arts or humanities
    • One course in history or political science
    • One course or content in human biology (can come from psychology or biology)
    • One course or content in diverse cultures, social conditions, or social problems
    • Please note: No credit can be given for life or work experiences

Submit the Following Documents

To the School of Social Work

To the Graduate College