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Social Work

Master of Social Work

Specialization in School Social Work

Post-Master’s Professional Development Sequence in School Social Work

Admission Requirements

Regular Standing: GPA at least 3.0
750-1000 word statement of intent
Three letters of recommendation
Advanced Standing: all of the above plus a baccalaureate degree in social work awarded within 7 preceding years and an undergraduate research methods and statistics courses with a B or better; a B or better in the BSW Foundation courses.
With optional specialization in School Social Work: additional 250-300 word statement of intent, and passing score on the Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP)
PDS in School Social Work: MSW degree from CSWE accredited program, a 250-300 word personal statement, two professional letters of reference, and a passing score on the Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP)

Additional Application from Department or School? Yes

Application Deadline

Fall Only - February 15th
School Social Work Specialization - January 15th during first year of enrollment in program
Post-Master's PDS - January 15th

Exit Requirements

Regular Standing: 60 semester hours
Advanced Standing: 30 credit hours
With specialization in School Social Work: Add six semester hours, and the State of Illinois Content Area Exam for School Social Work Personnel
PDS in School Social Work: minimum grade of "B" in each of three courses

Catalog Description
Department of Social Work
Contact the Graduate Program Director

Graduate Program Director
Social Work
Department of Social Work
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Edwardsville IL 62026-1450
(618) 650-5758

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