The College of Social Work

The field of social work covers a wide range of career options in a world with evolving social constructs. The MSW program prepares students for social work practice in four areas of study: child and family services, school social work practice, organization and community practice, and mental health.

  • 51 faculty members, 490 MSW students, 10,000+ alumni
  • Consistently ranked in the top 10 to 12 percent of graduate social work programs by U.S. News & World Report

Graduates are prepared for advanced social work practice in an area of specialization. Curriculum areas include human behavior and the social environment, social work research, social welfare policy and services, social work practice and field instruction.

ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA:
DIRECT
GPA2.75
IELTSTM6.5 (no sub score lower than 6.0)
GRE/GMATN/A
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTSBasic Statistics course taken and passed with a grade of C or higher within the past six years; English composition course grade of C or higher; last 60 hours GPA of 2.75 or higher; 20 semester hours of social and behavioral science course credits (anthropology, economic, political science, psychology and/or sociology).

Three letters of recommendation; A personal statement regarding career goals and interests; resume information submitted via an application template; transcripts; supplemental application form*

QUALIFYING UNDERGRADUATE DEGREESFour-year degree, or equivalent, in any discipline, from an accredited university.
AVAILABLE ENTRYFall

*View the Supplemental Application Form

SAMPLE COURSEWORK:
  • Human Behavior and the Social Environment (3 credits)
  • Critical Social Work in a Multicultural Society (3 credits)
  • Social Welfare Policy and Services (3 credits)
  • Field Instruction (5 credits)

Total credit hours required for degree: 62

CONTINUATION DETAILS:
DIRECT
DEGREE CREDITS14
CONTINUATION REQUIREMENTSMust be in compliance with university policy on maintaining good academic standing in the degree program.
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE: 62