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Master of Social Work


MSW Program Admissions Standards:

  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited university
  • A GPA of 2.75 (Traditional Program)/3.0 (Advanced Standing) For an explanation of Traditional/Advanced standings, please visit the MSW website.
  • Liberal arts background - at least 30 hours in liberal arts coursework (social sciences, humanities, natural science, communication, mathematics, etc.), including at least one course in sociology, psychology, OR anthropology AND at least one course in American government, political science, OR economics. All courses counted towards the liberal arts requirement must have been completed with a final grade of "C" or higher.
  • Students must have completed a statistics course. Any college statistics course which includes substantial content on descriptive and inferential statistics and completed within the last 7 years with a minimum grade of "C" will be accepted. (A research methods course is not sufficient.)
 Last Modified 11/20/13