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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Admissions & Forms

Page address: http://sbs.mnsu.edu/socialwork/graduate/admissions.html

MSW Admissions Information & Application Forms

APPLICATION STATUS: Applications for the 2018 academic year have been posted and are currently being accepted.

DEADLINE: MSW Application deadline is Jan. 15, 2018.

If you would like to talk or meet with Dr. Kimberly Zammitt, the MSW Program Director, about the program or the admissions process, please contact her directly to schedule an invididual meeting.

2018 Application and Admissions Timeline

  • October 2017: Revised Admissions Information will be provied.
  • October and November 2017: MSW Information Sessions will be held. Dates, times, and locations will be posted on this page.
  • January 15, 2018: All application materials must be received or postmarked by this date for priority consideration for admission.
  • March 2018: Make sure to apply for Federal Financial Aid with the FAFSA application.
  • March 15, 2018: Applicants who applied by Jan. 15 are notified of their admission status by email and mail.
  • March 15, 2018: ALL later applicant materials must be received for 2017 consideration, if space is available in the program.
  • April 2018: Applicants notify the program of their intent to enroll.
  • April 2018: Calls for applications for Graduate Assistant positions, and stipend programs will be posted, and funding decisions made (separate from FAFSA awards)
  • May 2018: Summer Session Begins. Advanced Standing students take required SOWK 650 AS Seminar course (10 weeks) and Electives area available
  • August 2018: Fall Semester Begins. Traditional (2-yr) students begin required courses.

General Overview of Admissions Requirements

In order to qualify to be admitted and enroll in the MSW Program you need to have:

  • Completed a bachelor degree. For Traditional Program a BA or BS in any field, though it is recommended it be in an area of social, behavioral, or health sciences. For the Advanced Standing (accelerated program), you need to have a bachelor's degree from a CSWE accredited social work program (may be BS, BA, BSW, BSSW). For all applicants, If you have not completed the degree at the time you apply, you must verify that you will complete it and it must be completed before you can begin in the program, if you are admitted. (International Applicants must go through International Credential Review process.)*
  • Earned GPA of at least 3.0 on 4-point scale. (Some exceptions may be considered.)
  • About 20 college credits/about 6 undergraduate courses in areas of social and behavioral sciences. (Some exceptions may be considered).
  • An undergraduate course with human biology content, with a grade of C or better.
  • An undergraduate course in statistics, with a grade of C or better.
  • Documented experience in the human or social services, education, or health care areas either as a paid staff member, intern, or volunteer.

PARTS of the Application for Admission

Part 1: Apply to the College of Graduate Studies and Research, which requires:

    • Online application form.
    • An application fee.
    • All previous college transcripts.
    • An immunization form.

Part 2: Apply to the Master of Social Work Program, which requires you to complete and submit in person or by mail to:

MSW Program Director

Dept. of Social Work

358 Trafton Center North

Minnesota State Unversity, Mankato

Mankato MN 56001

INCLUDE ALL of the following together for Part 2 (using instructions and forms available below):

  • Complete and signed Application Form, at the bottom of this page
  • 3 Recommendation Forms with Letters,
  • Resume, and
  • Professional Statement (Essay).
  • ALL AS DESCRIBED ON APPLICATION FORMS.

2018 MSW Application for Admission and Recommendation Forms.

Below are the forms with insructions needed to apply for admission to the MSW Program in 2018. The MSW Application for Admission is updated each year and posted by October. Please print or download what you need. You will need to have three (3) recommendation forms and letters.

[PDF] MSW APPLICATION FORM FILLABLE - PDF (302 KiB)

[PDF] MSW Recommendation Form Fillable PDF (245 KiB)

For answers to questions about the the admissions process which you cannot find on these pages, please contact: Dr. Kimberly Zammitt, MSW Program Director, Phone: (507) 389-1219