The Garland School of Social Work requires applicants have either a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or proof of equivalent training at a foreign institution of higher learning.
International applicants are citizens or permanent residents of a country to which they intend to return other than the United States must submit a completed application which includes:
Prerequisite Requirements Students pursuing the MSW degree are also required to obtain a baccalaureate degree which includes coursework that demonstrates a strong liberal arts background including:
Note: an application file may be reviewed for an admission decision with one or both prerequisite courses missing however, if admitted, new admits woudl be required to have successfully completed all missing prerequisite courses prior to the first day of New Student Orientation.
For information regarding options for completing missing prerequisite course/s, or to inquire about a course taken, or preapproval of a course you wish to take, please contact the our offices via email at MSW_Admissions@baylor.edu
If you are an international applicant or if you attended a foreign university, please follow the guidelines for foreign transcripts, located on the Graduate School website.
Our admissions coordinators are proficient in reviewing academic records from different educational systems from around the world. However, if our admissions coordinators are unable to verify the nature or authenticity of foreign academic documents, the applicant may be asked to provide supplemental information or to obtain an evaluation from a foreign credential evaluation service. Baylor University has partnered with WES (World Education Services) to offer a viable solution to international applicants when evaluations are required. Please note that when a request for an evaluation has been sent to WES, it may take up to seven business days for the evaluation to be completed and returned to:
For additional information and specific helps on understanding the many processes, regulations, and timelines for international students, please visit Center for Global Engagement.