MSW Admission Requirements
The department encourages applications from persons who
- Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;
- Have attained an overall grade-point average of “B” or better in undergraduate coursework;
- Have completed courses in a broad range of liberal arts courses, including a Research Methods course
- Have acceptable recommendations from three individuals, one of whom must be a member of an academic faculty
- Have completed satisfactorily a personal statement of interest in pursuing graduate education in the field. Though not required, significant volunteer and/or work experience in the field is strongly recommended.
Students who do not meet the liberal arts expectations will be asked to complete additional coursework prior to or during the first year of their enrollment in the program. Additionally, students must have completed an undergraduate research course. Applicants who do not meet this requirement may fulfill it by taking a graduate or undergraduate research methods course after admission but before their second year of study. Except for students applying to the dual degree program in social work and kinesiology, standardized graduate examinations are not required, but results of such tests may be submitted to supplement other admission materials.
Students applying for advanced standing must hold a degree from an accredited B.S. in S.W./B.S.W. program with a minimum grade-point average of 3.2 (4.0 point scale). This coursework must have been completed within five years of the date of M.S.W. matriculation. Advanced-standing applicants must also submit a reference from a B.S.W. faculty member and the undergraduate field supervisor or field coordinator. For more information about MSW Admissions, contact Admissions Coordinator, Kim Kelsey at Kim.Kelsey@unh.edu.
Students applying to the dual degree program in social work (M.S.W.) and kinesiology with a concentration in outdoor education (M.S.) must meet the above requirements for social work as well as kinesiology requirements. For a more detailed description of the dual degree program, admission requirements and application guidelines click here.
Contact Professor Kim Kelsey, Admissions Coordinator, with your MSW admissions questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-862-2704
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