Social Work (Western Colorado Program) - MSW
- Social Work (Western Colorado Program)
- Social Work (Main Campus Program)
- Social Work (Online Program) - MSW@Denver
- Social Work (Four Corners Advanced Standing Program)
- Social Work (Four Corners Program)
- Social Work (Main Campus Advanced Standing Program)
- Social Work (Western Colorado Advanced Standing Program)
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For the 2017-2018 academic year
Fall 2017 quarter (beginning in September)
Priority deadline: 05/01/2017
Final submission deadline: 09/15/2017
Priority deadline: Applications will be considered after the Priority deadline provided space is available.
Final submission deadline: Applicants cannot submit applications after the final submission deadline.
Degrees and GPA Requirements
Bachelors degree: All graduate applicants must hold an earned baccalaureate from a regionally accredited college or university or the recognized equivalent from an international institution.
Grade point average: The minimum undergraduate GPA for admission consideration for graduate study at the University of Denver is a cumulative 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for the last 60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits (approximately two years of work) for the baccalaureate degree. An earned master’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution supersedes the minimum standards for the baccalaureate. For applicants with graduate coursework but who have not earned a master’s degree or higher, the GPA from the graduate work may be used to meet the requirement. The minimum GPA is a cumulative 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for all graduate coursework undertaken.
Program GPA requirement: The minimum undergraduate GPA for admission consideration for this program is a cumulative 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
A minimum of 20 semester hours or 30 quarter hours in undergraduate course work in the arts and humanities, social/behavioral sciences and biological sciences. For each liberal arts course taken to fulfill this requirement, students must earn a grade of "C"—2.0 on a 4.0 scale—or better. In addition, you must have completed at least one course in English composition or present evidence of testing out of the English composition requirement.
Additional Standards for Non-Native English Speakers
Official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) are required of all graduate applicants, regardless of citizenship status, whose native language is not English or who have been educated in countries where English is not the native language. Your TOEFL/IELTS/CAE scores are valid for two years from the test date.
The minimum TOEFL/IELTS/CAE test score requirements for this degree program are:
Minimum TOEFL Score: (Internet-based test) 95 or (paper-based test) 587
Minimum IELTS Score: 7.0
Minimum CAE Score: 185
English Conditional Acceptance Offered: No, this program does not offer English Conditional Admission.
Additional Standards for International Applicants
Per Student & Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) regulation, international applicants must meet all standards for admission before an I-20 or DS-2019 is issued, [per U.S. Federal Register: 8 CFR § 214.3(k)] or is academically eligible for admission and is admitted [per 22 C.F.R. §62]. Read the Additional Standards For International Applicants policy for more details.
During the application process, you may submit an unofficial or official transcript from each post-secondary institution attended. Upon an admission offer and per graduate policy, students must submit an official transcript for every post-secondary institution attended.
Standardized Test Scores
Program Test Requirements:
Letters of Recommendation
Two (2) letters of recommendation are required. Letters should be submitted by recommenders through the online application.
Essays and Statements
The Admission Committee considers your Career Goals Statement (essay) to be an essential part of your application. Other factors such as cumulative grade point average and social work related experience are also important, but who you are, why you wish to enter the social work profession, and how you write and think critically are major factors that committee members consider when reviewing your application. Respond openly and honestly to each section. The average statement length is approximately five pages; submissions exceeding seven pages are discouraged. Please double-space your statement, use a font size of no less than 10.
The résumé (or C.V.) should include all educational achievements, relevant work experience, research and/or volunteer work.
Start Your Application
Your submitted materials will be reviewed once all materials and application fees have been received.
Our program can only consider your application for admission if our Office of Graduate Studies has received all your online materials and supplemental materials by our application deadline.
Application Fee: $65.00 Application Fee
Financial Aid Information
Applicants should complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 15. Visit the Office of Financial Aid for additional information.