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Admission Requirements

In order to be considered for admission all applicants must possess the following:

  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university (see note below);
  2. A grade point average of at least 2.75 (A=4.0) for the final 60 semester or 90 quarter hours of undergraduate study;
  3. A liberal arts background consisting of credit received on the collegiate level in the following areas:
    • English composition, with a minimum grade of "C"
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences (20 semester hours in some combination of Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Economics and or Political Science);
  4. A course in statistics passed within the past six years with a minimum grade of "C".
Note: Most applicants will meet the minimum admission requirements at the time of application. For applicants who have not yet completed the requirements (e.g. an applicant who is in the final semester of undergraduate studies at the time of application) the minimum requirements should be met by the end of the spring academic term (April or May). For these applicants all materials documenting completion of the minimum requirements must be received by May 31 unless otherwise arranged in writing with the Admissions Office.

Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. During the application review process several factors are considered to determine if the applicant meets the minimum requirements and has the potential to succeed as a social worker. These factors include but are not limited to commitment to the profession of social work and the mission of the College, the ability to do graduate work, strong writing skills, strong interpersonal skills, and relevant work/volunteer experience. All complete applications submitted by the deadline are reviewed and given consideration.

Interviews are generally not required as part of the application process and applicants may not request an admission interview. However, the Director of Admissions does require interviews for Transfer applicants and some Advanced Standing applicants.

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