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. Official GRE scores must be sent from ETS directly to FSU. The FSU institutional code is 5219.
  4. For International Applicants, including those with a graduate degree from a U.S. university, please see the Doctoral Program Admissions Toolkit for English language proficiency requirements.

*If you do not have a current GRE score report and if due to the circumstances of COVID-19, you are unable to take the test, you can submit a GRE Waiver by Exception Request. Please email requesting the paperwork to initiate this request.  Submission of a request does not guarantee approval of GRE Waiver by Exception.

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. Only those applicants who have complete application files will be considered for admission.

Admission Application & materials:

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. 


Fall 2022 Rolling Admissions Process: 

Florida State University College of Social Work Doctoral Program will conduct rolling admissions for the Fall 2022 program consideration. The application is now open. It is beneficial for prospective students to prepare and submit all required application materials as soon they are ready. The Doctoral Program Committee will review applications within 6 weeks from submission of a fully completed application and provide an applicant with notification of an admission outcome. Potential admission outcomes include: Admit, Deny, or Waitlist. Applicants who receive notification of waitlist will be provided a final admission outcome of Admit or Deny at latest March 15, 2022.

Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis until the application portal closes. It is beneficial for an applicant to apply early and encouraged to complete the application by the end of December 2021.

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