Graduate courses successfully completed at another institution may be
accepted for credit toward the master of social work (M.S.W.) degree,
provided such courses are in areas of social work or are judged to be
highly relevant to social work. A maximum of 21 transfer credits may be
granted to a candidate for the M.S.W. degree at Rutgers. Approval of the
assistant dean for student affairs is required.
A minimum grade of B is required for transfer credit. Graduate courses for which transfer credit is sought must have been completed within the last six academic years in order to be considered. Admissions officers and student affairs staff review
student transcripts and any identified coursework meeting criteria for transfer
credits. Admitted students will be
notified of transferable credit prior to submission of the admission deposit,
confirming enrollment. Other graduate
credit that may be equivalent to coursework within the M.S.W. program
can also be considered by the Office of
Student Affairs once the student has been admitted. Course syllabi are typically needed for evaluation of courses.
A maximum of 18 credits may be accepted from the credits gained through professional credit courses.
Academic credit for life experience and previous work experience is not given in lieu of the field education practicum, generalist curriculum courses, or the specialized curriculum.