Minimum Requirements for Admission to the MSW Program

The minimum requirements for admission to the Master of Social Work Program are as follows:

Baccalaureate degree from an accredited higher education institution.
GPA of 3.0 or better on a scale of 4.0 for the last 60 hours of course work.
Liberal arts background demonstrated by having met the CSU general education requirements or a comparable course of study as an undergraduate. 
Completion with a grade of “C” or better in Elementary Statistics (Math, Psychology or Sociology).*
Completion with a grade of “C” or better in a course related to Native American Studies.*

Prerequisite coursework may be in progress during application process, but students must prove successful completion prior to beginning MSW program.

Applicants who have an accredited Bachelor's degree in Social Work may apply to enter the "Advanced Year" of the Program (See Curriculum Plans for MSW Program). In order to qualify for admission in the Advanced Standing Program, an applicant needs to meet the above criteria and have completed their undergraduate social work degree in a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited program with a GPA of 3.5 or better. Preference is for students who have completed their BASW in the past 5 years.