2012-2013 Graduate Admission Application (PDF)
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Applicants for the MSW degree must meet the following admission requirements:
*The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required.
A bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university.
An overall GPA of 2.7 and a minimum of 3.0 in the major on a 4.0 scale.
Volunteer/work experience in human services.
Applicants for Advanced Standing:
In addition to meeting the above requirements, applicants for advanced standing must meet the following criteria:
Must have a Bachelor of Social Work degree from an accredited school of social work awarded within five years from the date of admission into the MSW program.
Completion of a psychosocial assessment.
Must have a minimum of a 3.5 GPA in their BSW courses.
Note: Applicants who have been convicted of a felony or have charges pending are required to disclose and explain the circumstances of the convictions/charges. In addition, applicants MUST complete an Authorization for Release of Information form prior to the school’s review of the application. The Authorization for Release of Information form will be sent to you upon request only. Contact Lawrence M. Montaño, administrative assistant, at 505.454.3310, or email email@example.com.
The School of Social Work seeks candidates into its graduate programs that demonstrate a
personal and professional commitment to a career in social work. A candidate must also
possess the interpersonal qualities to work with multicultural and diverse populations regardless of differences in social class, economic status, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical disabilities, ethnicity and culture.
All applications are reviewed on a competitive basis based on GPA, human services work/
volunteer experience, references, the quality of the responses to the questions in the Career
Objective Narrative Statement, professional paper (Advanced Standing applicants only), and overall essential attributes to the program. Once all of the application is complete and rated, a recommendation for admission or denial is made to the school dean. Applicants will be notified in writing of the final decision.