Master of Social Work (MSW): Admission Requirements

The online MSW program is now accepting applications for Fall 2021.

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3.0 minimum GPA.

Students with a GPA below 3.0 may qualify for conditional acceptance with program director approval.

No GRE or GMAT required.

Official Transcripts

All students seeking enrollment must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Personal Statement

Describe your personal and professional goals and explain how this program will help you bring them to life.

Personal statements should demonstrate a commitment to social work and recovery values, discuss the personal traits and behaviors that poise you well for clinical social work practice. Describe any volunteer or work experience in human services.

Letters of Recommendation

Three letters of recommendation from either a work supervisor or a course instructor.


A detailed work history that highlights any experience that may be relevant to this program.


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          Transfer Credit

          Transfer credit (up to six credit hours for the MSW degree) is awarded for courses taken at a regionally accredited college that are equivalent to those taught at Utica College and for which you've received a grade of "B" or better. Note that we require official transcripts from all colleges you've attended, as well as a transcript showing the degree awarded.

          Shortly after you receive your letter of admission, you will receive an evaluation of your transfer credits from the Registrar's Office. If you want to review possible credit eligibility ahead of time, use TES® (Transfer Evaluation System).

          When to Apply

          You can apply right now using our online application form! We accept applications throughout the year for enrollment into our spring, summer, and fall terms. You'll receive a response from the admissions department within 2–3 weeks.