Social Work Program Admission Requirements

Program Admissions Requirements

Students are normally approved by the Admissions Committee based on their meeting the following criteria:

  1. A grade point average of 2.0 or better on all work completed for students who entered Methodist University in Spring 2013 or earlier. Students who entered Methodist University in Fall 2013 and after must have a GPA of 2.25 or better on all completed work.
  2. A grade of C or better in ENG 1010 and ENG 1020/1040 or by equivalent test scores.
  3. Completion of SWK 2310, 2400 and 3150 with a grade of C or better and a GPA of 2.5 or higher in courses with SWK prefix for students who entered Methodist University Spring 2013 or earlier. Students who entered Methodist University in Fall 2013 and after must have a GPA of 2.75 or better in courses with SWK prefix.
  4. Completion of a written application to the Social Work Program after the above requirements have been met.

Applications are due to the department on either the first Friday in September or the first Friday in February. Application packets can be obtained from the School of Public Affairs secretary.

Candidates are encouraged to apply for admission to the Program in the second semester of their sophomore year.

Practice courses can only be taken by students who have been formally admitted to the Program.


Field Internship Admissions Requirements

  1. Acceptance to Field Internship is not automatic.
  2. Formal admission to the Social Work Program is required.
  3. Submission of completed written field application.
  4. Completion of all other graduation requirements or approval by the Field Coordinator.
  5. A grade of C or higher in all required social work (SWK prefix) courses and a GPA of 2.5 or higher within the major and a GPA of 2.0 in all work completed for general education/core requirements at Methodist University for students who entered Methodist University in Spring 2013 or before. Students who entered Methodist University in Fall 2013 or after are required to have an overall GPA of 2.25 and a GPA of 2.75 or higher within the major.