We appreciate your interest in our Master of Social Work (MSW) Program. After reading the information about the MU School of Social Work, we hope that you will be as excited about our program as we are. Listed below are the requirements for admission to the MSW Program. After reading them, you may apply online by following the instructions below.
It is our desire that the application process be a welcoming and smooth process for you. You can help us by reading all materials carefully, providing clear documentation and adhering to deadlines. We, in turn, will seek to help you by responding to your questions.
(Refer to the MSW Admission Requirements page for a detailed explanation of these requirements.)
Applicants to the MU MSW program are judged on many factors, including grade point average, quality of personal statement, experience in the field, quality of references and academic leadership potential. Here's how to apply:
Applicants must submit two applications:
Graduate School Application
This is submitted with the Graduate School application above. The amount is $55 for domestic and $75 for international students. The application fee is non refundable and is not applicable to any future fees.
Official Transcripts of All Previous College or University Work
Please request that each college or university send official transcripts to MU Graduate Admission Office, 210 Jesse Hall, Columbia, MO 65211. Transcripts from the applicant must be in a sealed envelope. All transcripts become the property of MU and will be destroyed after one year if the applicant does not enroll. If you attended MU, we will obtain your transcripts and you need not do so, although you do need to provide transcripts of any course work taken after your earlier MU enrollment.
An Official TOEFL or IELTS score is required for every applicant whose native language is not English. The minimum internet-based TOEFL sub-score requirements for the School of Social Work are Reading-21, Listening-22, Speaking-26 and Writing-23. MU’s code is 6875. The minimum IELTS sub-scores are Reading-6.5, Listening-6.5, Speaking-8 and sWriting-6. Please visit the MU Graduate School website for additional application information.
MSW Department Application
Note: All documents that we require to be uploaded to your MU Graduate School Application MUST be uploaded before you submit your application. Once you have submitted it you will no longer be able to upload any documents. This does not include references. Referrers will still be able to fill out and submit references for you even if you've already submitted your application (however, you do need to REQUEST the references before you submit).
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