Doctorate of Social Work Admission Application

Application Deadline: April 15, 2022

Application Requirements

You must submit the following items with your application:

  1. Unofficial transcripts from all previous academic work
  2. Employment history (resume or vita)
  3. Personal statement
  4. Two reference letters with cover letter attached for each reference. Please exclude personal, pastoral and relative references. If you graduated within the past 5 years, you must provide at least one academic reference.

Admissions requirements:

  1. Applicants should hold a master of social work degree from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) with a minimum cumulative graduate GPA of 3.0 (above a 3.5 is preferred).
  2. Additionally, students should have sufficient information technology skills to be successful in an online doctoral program.
  3. Finally, a minimum of two years social work/human service practice experience (preferably post-MSW) is strongly encouraged.


  1. Download the Recommendation Cover Letter here.
  2. Provide a copy of the cover letter to each of your recommenders.
  3. Ask your recommenders to complete and return the cover letter when they submit their letters of recommendation to you.
  4. Upload all documents (i.e., the two completed cover letters and letters of recommendation) as a single file PDF.

*Please note there is a $50 application fee.

Applications for our next cohort of students (summer 2022) will be accepted starting August 15, 2021. But, the review process for applications will not start until 9/15/21.