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MSW Admission Criteria

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The School of Social Work embraces the mission of Eastern Washington University to expand opportunities for personal transformation through excellence in learning. The School's Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (BASW) and Master of Social Work (MSW) Programs are fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

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    Applicants must have the following:

    1.  Successful completion of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
    2. A cumulative grade-point average 3.0 in the last 90 graded quarter credits or 60 graded semester credit.
      a.  Upon recommendation of the Graduate Program Director, the Dean of Graduate Studies may admit a limited number of students, with a GPA under 3.0, based upon considerations which includes performance in relevant graduate courses and faculty evaluations.
    3. Completion of 3 credit hours of an introductory statistics course covering descriptive and inferential statistics and basic hypothesis testing with a minimum grade 2.5 (B-).
      a.  If you have not completed such a course, you must submit a plan in your admission material describing how you will complete this requirement prior to registering for the first quarter classes in the MSW program.
    4. The GRE is not required.
    5. Previous Life or Work Experience cannot be substituted for course credit.

    MSW Advanced Standing Option

    Applicants must have the following:

    1. Successful completion of a bachelor's degree in social work (BASW/BSW) from an accredited college or university.
      a.  A cumulative grade-point average 3.5 in undergraduate social work courses and a cumulative grade-point average 3.0 in the last 90 graded quarter credits or 60 graded semester credit.
      b.  The degree must have been awarded no longer than seven years prior to the application date.
      c.  The degree must be from a CSWE accredited undergraduate social work program.
    2. Completion of 3 credit hours of an introductory statistics course covering descriptive and inferential statistics and basic hypothesis testing with a minimum grade 2.5 (B-).
    3. The GRE is not required.

    No exceptions are made to policies regarding Advanced Standing.
    Applicants who have questions concerning these criteria are advised to contact the School for further information. Application Process - MSW Advanced Standing Option
    Applications for each academic year are available the prior September. The School reviews applications when all materials are received. Approved applicants are then pooled and final decisions are made by the MSW Admissions Committee. Please go to ewu.edu/msw for more information.

    Contact Information

    Diane Somerday, Coordinator of Student Services
    102 Senior Hall Office 123
    Cheney, WA 99004

    email: dsomerday@ewu.edu
    phone: 509.359.6482
    fax: 509-359-6475

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