Detailed application and deadline information are available on the School of Social Work website at https://socialwork.rutgers.edu/admissions/master-social-work-msw. Individuals apply online by visiting the Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions website at http://gradstudy.rutgers.edu.
In order to be considered for admission, applicants to the graduate School of Social Work must have completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited undergraduate institution. Applicants must have a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 out of 4.0, and applicants who do not have this minimum GPA should address this in their personal statement. Applicants must have a broad liberal arts academic background. Social work experience is not required but is advantageous.
A complete application consists of:
- three letters of recommendation;
- personal statement;
- official transcripts;
- field evaluation (for advanced standing applicants only); and
- application fee.
An introductory undergraduate course in statistics that covers descriptive and basic inferential statistical procedures is a prerequisite for the specialized curriculum of the program but it is NOT a requirement for admission. Students must meet this requirement before they move to the specialized curriculum of the program.
Admitted students are required to reserve a place in the entering class by submitting a nonrefundable deposit of $200.
To reapply within one year, a new application fee, updated personal statement, one current reference, and an updated résumé must be submitted. After a lapse of one year or more, the entire application process must be repeated.