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MSW - Application Process

Applications received by December 1st will receive priority review.

 

 

Admission Criteria

Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
Minimum GPA: 3.0 in overall coursework (this includes any previous graduate-level academic work)

Prerequisites:
Study in liberal arts.  For purposes of admission, liberal arts include the following disciplines:  English, speech, philosophy, history and the humanities, social sciences, math and the natural sciences.  

Note: Applicants may be instructed to continue their study of specific disciplines in liberal arts as a condition of admission to the program.  Applicants are encouraged to contact the MSW program if uncertain as to whether previous coursework satisfies admission prerequisites.

Application Steps

step 1Apply to the Newman University Graduate Program

APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION - GRADUATE STUDIES

APPLY ONLINE

$35 application fee applies

TRANSCRIPTS

Please request official transcripts documenting receipt of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university and have them sent directly to Newman University.  Official transcripts from each college or university where undergraduate and graduate credit was earned must also be submitted.

Visit the school website(s) or use an online transcript request service such as the Student Clearinghouse or Parchment to request transcripts. Transcripts can be sent to GThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Note: If you attended Newman University, you do not need to submit your Newman University transcript. 

Step 2Submit Application Documents for the Master of Social Work Program

RECOMMENDATION FORMS

Submit three professional and/or academic recommendations, using the MSW Recommendation Form.

The person providing the recommendation, upon completion of the form, please place it in an envelope, seal it, write your signature across the seal, and mail it to:

    Newman University
    Admissions Processing
    3100 McCormick
    Wichita, Kansas 67213

-or- the person providing the recommendation may email the form to GThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PERSONAL STATEMENT

The personal statement must be in essay form and no more than 4-5 pages (12 pt. font, double-spaced). The order in which you answer the questions will be guided by your personal writing style; however, each area should be addressed.

  1. Motivation for Social Work/Career Goals– Discuss any significant personal and professional factors that impacted your choice to pursue a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree. Identify your professional goals and discuss how an MSW from Newman University will help you achieve those goals. Include reflections on your strengths and limitations in relation to professional social work.
  2. Social Work Values & Ethics – Describe your understanding of the core values and ethics of the social work profession. Discuss your personal values and any potential conflicts you may have with professional social work values and ethics as well as how you plan to address these conflicts.
  3. Professional Experience –Identify any volunteer or paid social work related experiences and discuss how they have prepared you for a professional career in social work. Include your experiences and feelings about working with diverse populations.
  4. Professional Well-Being– Discuss your plan for managing the rigors of graduate work and juggling multiple responsibilities such as work, family, school and internship.

Please submit your personal statement to GThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

CURRENT RESUME

Please submit an up-to-date resume to GThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  It should reflect your professional, educational and volunteer experience, especially as it relates to social work. 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN THE GRADUATE SOCIAL WORK PROGRAM