College of Staten Island
 The City University of New York
 
  
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Social Work Program (MSW)
 Admissions

The purpose of our Master of Social Work (MSW) program is to educate students for advanced, urban social work practice in the community, region, and worldwide, with an emphasis on meeting the needs of people with disabilities (broadly defined to include developmental, intellectual, physical, sensory, psychiatric and chronic illness). We seek students with a desire to create a just and equitable world for the future of humanity, ending oppression, embracing diversity, and ensuring that individuals, communities, and organizations function at an optimal level.

Fall 2014 Application Deadline: March 3, 2014 

Admission to the MSW Program (60 credits)
Students entering the MSW program will complete 60 credit hours, which includes 4 field internships (totally 1200 hours). The following are required for admission:

  • a Bachelor’s degree in any field from a regionally accredited institution
  • successful completion of a statistics course
  • official transcripts
  • overall GPA must be at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale
  • an application with personal statement
  • two letters of recommendation from instructors or supervisors (not family, friends, neighbors or therapists)
  • an interview may be required

Admission to the Advanced Standing Program (30 credits)
Students entering the MSW Advanced Standing program will complete 30 credit hours, which includes 2 field internships (totally 720 hours). Students who completed less than 480 hours in their BSW/BSSW program will have to make up the necessary field hours in their advanced year internship placement. The following are required for admission:

  • a Bachelor’s degree in social work from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited program within the past five years
  • official transcripts
  • overall GPA must be at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale
  • an application with personal statement
  • two letters of recommendation from instructors or supervisors (not family, friends, neighbors or therapists)
  • an interview may be required
To apply, please go to the College of Staten Island Graduate Admissions webpage.