Application Requirements

To apply for admission to any of our MSW programs, you must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, or be enrolled in a course of study that will result in the award of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university before you begin your MSW studies. 

BUSSW does not have a GPA requirement for Traditional or Human Service Experience track applicants. However, all Advanced Standing applicants are required to have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

The following application requirements may be submitted online with your completed application:

  • $95 non-refundable application fee: Paid by credit card when submitting your application electronically
  • Personal statement: 3-4 pages, double-spaced
  • Current résumé or CV
  • Three references: One reference is required from a faculty member or advisor if you are currently in school, and/or from a supervisor if you are working
  • Transcripts: Transcripts should include all previous undergraduate and, if applicable, graduate academic institutions, including study abroad transcripts
  • Phone or Skype interview: May be required for Online Program and international student applicants
  • Additional materials as required for Transfer StudentsInternational, Dual DegreeAdvanced Standing, or Human Service Experience track candidates

Please note: Applicants may apply for one campus per application cycle.

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