PhD Admissions Criteria

  • A master's degree from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education or another field related to social work
  • Academic promise, as evidenced by above average achievement in undergraduate and professional education
  • Professional competence as demonstrated through substantial experience in responsible social work, internships or other positions either during or subsequent to the master's program
  • Personal qualities compatible with performance in social work and indicating a potential for leadership in the field: skill in relationships, flexibility and openness to new ideas, maturity, identification with the profession of social work and commitment to furthering the development of the profession
  • Satisfactory performance on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Satisfactory performance on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for all international students prior to the date of application
  • Submission of application materials as outlined in the application process.