Application Requirements


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Application deadline for fall 2018 is May 15

  1. Application for admission with a $45 non-refundable application fee. Apply at
  2. Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or the evaluated equivalency. 
    BSW from a CSWE accredited program required for Advanced Standing.
  3. Minimum GPA of 2.75. Applicants with a GPA below 2.75 may be considered for admission. Advanced Standing applicant GPA requirement: 3.0
  4. Official sealed transcripts from all colleges and universities attended sent to Graduate Admissions
  5. Three recommendations from sources who can address your potential for success. It is preferred that one recommendation be from a professor or instructor. Family and friends may not complete recommendations. Advanced Standing applicants required to have a field instructor recommendation.
  6. Prerequisite: Statistics
  7. Comprehensive essay of at least 500 words that includes:
  • Your motivation for pursuing an MSW, your career goals, and your reason for choosing to study at CBU.
  • Your background in the field of social work, if any, and/or your volunteer experiences in the field.
  • The personal qualities make you a good fit for the profession and for graduate study.
  • Your faith journey and the role of faith in your life.
  • The issues of social justice you are most passionate about and why.

Send essay to

  1. Successful interview[s] with MSW Program Director
  2. Applicants whose first language is not English and/or does not have a degree from an institution where English is the primary language of instruction is required to demonstrate English proficiency by submitting a recent TOEFL or IELTS score.