Applications received by December 1st will receive priority review.
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)
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.
Apply to the Newman University Graduate Program
APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION - GRADUATE STUDIES
$25 application fee applies
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.
Note: If you are a Newman University graduate, you do not need to request transcripts.
Submit Application Documents for the Master of Social Work Program
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
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Professional Well-Being– Discuss your plan for managing the rigors of graduate work and juggling multiple responsibilities such as work, family, school and internship.