MSW Program

Admissions Requirements and Processes

The followoiong requirements and processes are effective 10/09/2018

Official GRE: Any applicant whose overall bachelor’s GPA is less than 3.0 or less than 3.00 on the last 60 hours of undergraduate work is required to take the GRE and submit an official copy of their general score to  A&M-Commerce School of Social Work

Advanced Standing Program

  • Applicants who have earned an undergraduate degree in social work (BSW) from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited program within six years of their planned start and whose cumulative GPA is 3.0 or higher or at least 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work, will be considered for Advanced Standing.  
  • Applicants who meet these criteria (CSWE accredited BSW degree and a cumulative bachelor’s GPA of 3.0 or higher or at least 3.0 on last 60 hours of undergraduate work) only need to complete steps 1-3 listed below.
    • Apply with ApplyTexas by selecting Master's Application.
    • $50 application fee
    • Submission of all official transcripts from any university/college to A&M Commerce School of Social Work

The following is a summary of the admissions process. For more detailed information, checklists and reference forms, please consult the Admissions Overview Form 

Foundation Program

Applicants with one of the following degrees must complete steps 1-7 outlined below:

  • a bachelor’s degree in social work (*BSW) from a CSWE accredited program that is older than 6 years from   their anticipated start date (no matter of GPA); or
  • a bachelor’s degree (BSW) from a CSWE accredited program and whose overall bachelor’s GPA is less than a 3.00 overall; or
  • a bachelor’s degree (BSW) from a non-CSWE accredited program (no matter of GPA); or
  • a bachelor’s degree (non-BSW) from an accredited college, university or equivalent institution (no matter of GPA).
    • Complete Application to A&M-Commerce University through Apply Texas
    • $50 application fee
    • Submission of all official transcripts from any university/college to A&M Commerce School of Social WorkSubmit three Current Recommendations:
      • References must be submitted on TAMUC School of Social Work reference form and include an original signature
      • References from co-workers, family or friends are not acceptable
      • References must be less than one year old at time of admission review
      • Reference forms must be completed and submitted by the person providing the reference.  References sent by the student will not be accepted.
      • Submit current resume (less than one year old at time of admission review)
      • Submit a current 2-3-page Professional Narrative Statement addressing items outlined in 1-10 on the form.
      • Release of Information Form:
      • Students transferring from another MSW program are required to sign a release of information form; which will be used to communicate with the previous MSW program

* Applicants who hold a BSW from a CSWE accredited institution that is older than 6 years must complete steps 1-7 for those seeking admission to the Foundation Program. However, all documents will be reviewed and a determination will be made as to admission for Advanced Standing or Foundation based on course work competencies.