Application Requirements

Earn Your Master of Social Work

Whether you are a current undergraduate student in an unrelated field, a recent graduate with a BSW, or a working professional interested in a career change, our MSW program will help you achieve your goals of making a difference in your community, whether local or global (or somewhere in between!).

Working in field placements chosen to strengthen your classroom learning, you will work toward your goal of receiving your MSW and preparation to affect change in the world. With the help of passionate faculty, and alongside a cohort of amazing students, you’ll pursue research related to your interests, develop high-level skills while working in your community, and ultimately find a way to make your mark on the world.

Our programs will prepare you to go immediately into the workforce or further your study in a doctoral program.

 

2 Year MSW

  • Free online application form
  • Three letters of reference. One letter from  a former faculty member preferred.
  • Resume or CV 
  • Completion of application essays and personal statement
  • Transcripts from all previous collegiate work  
  • A minimum undergraduate  grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale for last 60 semester credits
  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or a  comparable degree from an international institution before commencing the MSW Program.
  • No GRE required.
  • Prerequisites (all taken within the last seven years):
    • Thirty (30) semester credits of social science coursework before applying
    • Introductory Psychology course (3 credits)
    • Human Biology course (3-5 credits; lab not required) 
    • Statistics course (3 credits) 

 

1  Year MSW with Advanced Standing

  • Free online application
  • Earned Baccalaureate degree in Social  Work from a Council on Social Work  Education (CSWE) accredited program. 
  • Transcripts from all previous collegiate  work  
  • 3.0 GPA from undergraduate BSW program  
  • Three letters of reference. One of the three letters is required from the Saint Mary’s College Field Practicum Coordinator for applicants from Saint Mary’s College undergraduate program. 
  • Resume 
  • No GRE required.
  • Completion of application essays when completing application process
  • Prerequisites (all taken within the last seven years):
    • Introductory Psychology course (3 credits)
    • Human Biology course (3-5 credits; lab  not required) 
    • Statistics course (3 credits) 


 

3+1 Accelerated BSW/MSW

 

Before arriving at Saint Mary’s:

  • Admission to Saint Mary’s College as an undergraduate student 
  • Application of intent to pursue 3+1 program and follow careful advising from first semester of undergraduate studies

 

Prior to official admission into the 3+1:

  • Transcripts from any and all previous collegiate work 
  • 3.0 GPA in good standing at Saint Mary’s College upon admission to the 3+1  program 
  • Three letters of reference. One of the three letters is required from the Saint Mary’s College Field Practicum Coordinator.  
  • Resume
  • Completion of Introduction to Social Work (SW 202) (3 credits) and all Social Work courses necessary to complete the BSW degree; must earn a minimum of “B” in these courses.