Admission Requirements for the MSW Program

The GRE is not required for admission into the MSW program.

To apply to the Master of Social Work program, you need to:

  • Have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with evidence of a strong liberal arts background (see Liberal Arts Education Requirement).
  • Have a grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 or higher in the last 60 hours of graded course work or a demonstrated ability to do graduate work.
  • Submit applications to both the WSU Graduae School and the School of Social Work.

Liberal Arts Education Requirement

The MSW program requires that all incoming students have successfully completed a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher learning with evidence of a strong liberal arts background. To meet this requirement, students should have completed the following undergraduate course work:

  • two (2) course in humanities
  • three (3) courses in the social sciences
  • one (1) course in oral communication
  • two (2) courses that stress written communication
  • one (1) course in human biology
  • one (1) course in analytical skills
  • one (1) course in human diversity

Life Experience and Previous Work Experience

The School of Social Work at Wichita State University does not grant social work core credits for life experience or previous work experience. It is our policy in the School of Social Work in accordance with Council on Social Work Education accreditation requirements, academic credit will not be given for life experience or work experience in coursework or field practicum. There will be no credit toward the social work degree for prior life or work experience.