The University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work seeks to admit candidates to its graduate programs that demonstrate a personal and professional readiness to pursue graduate education in social work and to make a significant contribution to the profession. The School welcomes applications from all persons regardless of race, sex, color, religious affiliation, age, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, or ability. In order to maintain a dynamic student body, the following areas are given particular consideration in admission: human services motivation, academic potential, interpersonal effectiveness, capacity for sustained effort, communication skills, and contribution to a diverse student body. Applicants are reviewed and evaluated on the basis of their applicant file, which includes records of academic work, a personal narrative statement, scores on the Graduate Record Examination General Test (GRE), and letters of recommendation.
The minimum requirements for admission to The University of Texas at Austin Graduate School and the Master of Science in Social Work Program are as follows:
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited United States institution or proof of equivalent training at an institution outside the United States.
- A grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) in upper-division work (junior- and senior-level courses) and in any graduate work already completed.
- A satisfactory score on the Graduate Record Examination General Test (GRE). (Please note that the Electronic Testing System (ETS) will not report GRE scores completed over five years ago.)
- Adequate undergraduate preparation with a range of studies in the liberal arts and behavioral sciences.
- Successful completion of at least one introductory statistics course that covered inferential applications. The course must be taken for a letter grade and you must earn a C or better. It may be taken at your university, local community or junior college. This requirement can also be completed online. Follow this link for some examples of acceptable online courses.
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