M.S.W. International Applications

Applicants who are citizens of other countries should follow the application procedures outlined. For international applicants, the Early Decision deadline is January 5 and the Regular Decision deadline is February 21. Applicants are encouraged to have some experience in a social work program before attending the school. Applicants with an undergraduate degree in social work or equivalent course work may qualify for advanced standing.

A substantial working knowledge of English is essential for admission. Applicants for whom English is not a first language must take the IELTS or TOEFL iBT and have an official score report sent to the Office of Admission by February 1. A minimum score for IELTS is 7.0. A minimum score for the TOEFL iBT is 94 and must meet a minimum high score in each test area: Reading (22 minimum); Listening (22 minimum); Speaking (26 minimum); and Writing (24 minimum). The IELTS/TOEFL requirement may be waived by the Admission Committee if English has been the primary language spoken in the home and at school. The school reserves the right to require the IELTS/TOEFL of any applicant whose first language is not English.