Do I need to have an MSW to apply for the doctoral program?

Generally, yes. However, the Doctoral Admissions Committee has made a few exception in the past. The doctoral program is designed for persons who are committed to social work and want to be a social work researcher and/or social work educator. If you do not have a master’s degree in social work and wish to apply to our program, it will be important that you have worked in a social work setting alongside social workers and have a good grasp of social work values and approaches. Explain how you have acquired your knowledge and understanding of social work in writing and the Committee will make a determination about whether the MSW requirement can be waived in your case. The Committee might request that you enroll in several MSW courses as an additional requirement for admission to the doctoral program.

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