MSW Program Admission criteria
- A minimum final undergraduate grade point average of 2.7 on a 4.0
scale; or have earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in
the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work.
- Provide a 2-3 page statement of purpose. The following items should
be addressed in the statement of purpose:
- Reasons for choosing the MSW program of study.
- Interest in a rural focus.
- Interest in one of the two concentrations: mental
health and addiction or health.
- Plans upon achieving an MSW.
Complete the department application form for admission to the MSW
TOEFL of 550 or greater, if English is not the primary language
Three letters of reference
Criminal background check
Baccalaureate degree requirements
- Career goals
- Commitment to the social
Evidence of successful completion of one course in statistics. This
course can be taken in any discipline and on any level (graduate or
undergraduate) so long as it was taken at an accredited college or
university. A student may also be conditionally admitted to the MSW
program provided the statistics class is successfully completed
prior to SOWK 608 (Advanced Research I).
- Evidence of liberal arts course work, demonstrated by the
successful completion of a minimum of six courses in social
or behavioral sciences.
- Courses are accepted from the following disciplines:
Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Economics, Political
Science, Criminal Justice, and Social Work.
- An applicant may have no more than 3 pre-requisites from
Economics or Political Science. Other listed majors may have
all six pre-requisites from the discipline.
Admission to the Master of Social Work program is a competitive process.
Simply meeting the minimum requirements listed above does not guarantee