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  Camden Graduate Catalog 2021-2023 School of Social Work: Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) Program Social Work 910 Qualifications  



The minimum requirements for admission to the School of Social Work master of social work (M.S.W.) program are:  

1. A bachelor's degree (or its equivalent for international students) from an approved institution of higher education (a background in the social and behavioral sciences is preferred).

2. A B average in the bachelor's program, with higher scholastic achievement strongly preferred.

3. An introductory undergraduate course in statistics that covers descriptive and basic inferential statistical procedures. (Applicants who do not meet this requirement will be required to do so prior to registration for any advanced courses. Students may sit for an examination to place out of this prerequisite.)


In addition to meeting minimum academic requirements, applicants are evaluated for personal qualifications and suitability for professional social work education.

Consideration is given to such areas as:  

1. Motivation toward, knowledge of, interest in, and preparation for social work education

2. Openness to new approaches and ideas

3. Capacity for introspection

4. Ability to analyze social problems

5. Ability to deal with individual and cultural differences

6. Identification with social work values

7. Commitment to practice that includes services to the poor and oppressed and to the alleviation of poverty, oppression, and discrimination

Professional readiness is assessed by careful review of the entire application with special attention given to the personal statement and letters of recommendation.

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