Standard Requirements

Students who have earned a bachelor’s from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or proof of equivalent education at an international institution of higher learning can apply for the Standard MSW program, and full-time students can complete their MSW in two years.

To be considered for admission to the standard MSW program, students must submit a completed application which includes:

Additionally, a citizen of the United States who has received their undergraduate degree from an institution outside the United States or Canada, please follow the instructions for international transcripts here

Prerequisite Requirement

Students pursuing the MSW degree are also required to obtain a baccalaureate degree which includes coursework that demonstrates a strong liberal arts background including:

    • Statistics (3 semester hours) OR by taking and passing the online GSSW statistics course

Note: Students admitted to the MSW program are expected to complete the prerequisite requirement prior to their New Student Orientation.

For more information regarding the prerequisite requirement or information about the GSSW statistics exam, contact the School of Social Work via email at