Graduate Admission | Social Work | SIU

Southern Illinois University




Regular Two-Year Program

To be considered for admission to the regular two-year M.S.W. Program, applicants must:

  • Meet all admission requirements set forth by the Graduate School.
  • Have a GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in the last two years of undergraduate coursework.
  • Show evidence of a broad liberal arts base with substantial preparation in the social and behavioral sciences and the humanities.
  • Demonstrate content in human biology and introductory statistics.
  • International students must have a TOEFL score of 550 (paper); 80 (internet) or above.

Entry is in the fall semester for the regular two-year program.

Advanced Standing

Applicants seeking admission with advanced standing must have a B.S.W. degree from an accredited social work program and meet all requirements listed for the Regular Two-Year Program applicants. Entry is in the summer semester for the Advanced Standing Program. Admitted students are required to register for the following three summer transitional courses:

  1. SOCW 502
  2. SOCW 512
  3. SOCW 522

In order to continue in the M.S.W. program, students must receive a grade of 'B' or better in each of the transitional courses.