Admissions Information

Admission Requirements:

  1. An MSW degree with a Grade Point Average of at least 3.0 from a graduate school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
  2. “Good standing” status at the last school attended.
  3. An official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) taken within the previous 5 years. Please visit the GRE website at for more information about the GRE, including registration information.
  4. For International Applicants, including those with a graduate degree from a U.S. university, please see the Doctoral Program Admissions Toolkit [PDF] for English language proficiency requirements.

Only those applicants whose qualifications meet our minimum requirements and who have complete application files will be considered for admission.If you meet or exceed these requirements, we encourage you to continue with the application process. However, please keep in mind that meeting these requirements does not guarantee admission, only admission consideration. The admissions process is limited and competitive.

Admission Procedures:

A completed admission application should be completed online. Please see the Admissions Toolkit (link below) for details about the admissions process, and for descriptions of the application materials. 

Doctoral Program Admissions Toolkit

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Application Deadline: January 15, 2018

Applicants are encouraged to visit the College at any time during the admissions process. The College of Social Work’s Doctoral Program Committee and doctoral faculty screen completed applications only; applications that are incomplete will not be reviewed. All application materials must be received by January 15, 2018 to be eligible for review. Applicants are notified by email of the admissions decision by the Doctoral Program Director.