Admissions Process

The admissions process is intended to identify and select the most highly qualified applicants. A committee oversees the selection process and recommends admission. Please note that work experience cannot translate into transfer credits. Keep in mind personal statements and grade point averages are weighed most heavily.

Traditional Track Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA for the last 60 undergraduate credit hours
  • School of Social Work admissions application form and non-refundable $40 application fee
  • Official transcripts must be sent directly from all regionally accredited colleges and/or universities attended
  • Two educational/professional references. Please be sure to accompany your letter of recommendation with this reference form
  • Professional statement

Advanced Standing Track Requirements

  • Graduation from a CSWE (Council on Social Work Education) accredited BSW program within the last seven years
  • Equivalent coursework at the undergraduate level to UNE’s MSW foundation courses with a 3.0 average
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA for the last 60 undergraduate credit hours
  • School of Social Work admissions application form and non-refundable $40 application fee
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate study indicating completion of an undergraduate degree must be sent from regionally accredited college or university.
  • Copies of all BSW field evaluations and verification of field hours completed
  • Three educational/professional references; one must be from a BSW program faculty member. Please be sure to accompany your letter of recommendation with this reference form
  • Professional statement
  • Syllabi and/or official catalog course descriptions from all BSW coursework
  • The School of Social Work has a rolling admissions process, meaning each application is reviewed as soon as it is completed and the applicant is notified as soon as a decision is made.

For more information, please contact an Enrollment Advisor at 1-877-UNE-MSW1 (863-6791).

UNE makes reasonable accommodations for those applicants and students with disabilities. If you have a disability you may contact the UNE Disability Services office. Contact information can be found here: http://www.une.edu/studentlife/disability-services

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