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McKelvie Hall
102 West Rosedale Avenue
West Chester, PA 19383

Phone: 610-436-2943
Fax: 610-436-2763

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm

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Social Work


  • M.S.W. Social Work


  • Complete graduate online application.
  • Resume.
  • Personal Statement (3 to 5 pages) that articulates:
    1. Your interest and commitment to the purpose of the social work profession.
    2. Your understanding of the program's mission.
    3. What you are planning to attend graduate school, and how attending graduate school fits with your career goals.
    4. (Where relevant) Those significant life events or experiences that influenced your decision to pursue social work as a profession.
    5. Whether you plan to complete the program as Full-Time, Part-time, or Advanced Standing Student.
  • Two letters of recommendation. At least one Academic reference must be included. NOTE: Applicants with a BSW seeking admission for Advanced Standing must also include a letter of recommendation from the BSW Program Director, for a total of 3 letters of recommendation. Please have the BSW Program Director submit this third letter directly to the Graduate Social Work Department either electronically to or fax 610-738-0375.
  • An overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 (based on 4.0 scale).
  • Send official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. PLEASE SEND ALL OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS DIRECTLY TO THE OFFICE OF GRADUATE STUDIES.
  • GRE Examinations and other aptitude tests are not required.
  • Proof of satisfactory completion (a grade of at least C) of liberal arts requirements in:
    1. 3 credits humanities (art, literature, philosophy)
    2. 3 credits in United States history or political science
    3. 6 credits in math/science (statistics, computer science, astronomy, biology, physics, chemistry)
    4. 6 credits in social science (anthropology, psychology, sociology, economics, women's studies)
    5. 3 credits in writing
      • In certain cases, prerequisite work may be done during the course of study with special permission from the Program Director, Dr. Page Buck.
      • If two or more prerequisites are lacking, those courses should be taken and the grades submitted with your application.

Other Important Information

  • Foreign documents: International students are required to satisfy additional admissions requirements which are detailed on the Office for International Students website. Academic transcripts must be evaluated on a course by course basis by World Educational Services (WES) or a NACES member institute. If English is a second language, Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores are required.
  • Due Dates (Applications are accepted on a rolling basis with the following priority deadlines):

    • Advanced Standing:Classes beginning late May 2017
      Application deadline: December 1, 2016*
    • Regular Full-Time:Classes beginning Fall 2017
      Application deadline: January 15, 2017
    • Regular Part-Time:Classes beginning Fall 2017
      Application deadline: March 1, 2017

    We will continue to process applications after these priority deadlines, but early applicants have a greater chance of admission. You are encouraged to apply early and have all required documents, including recommendations and transcripts from all schools attended, submitted as early as possible.

    *Fall grades may be requested before final review of application

Contact for More Information

Kyle W. Murray, MSW Recruiter

Social Work Website

Social Work Catalog