The Greater Rochester Collaborative Master of Social Work Program has a self-managed application process. Applicants will apply on-line through The Graduate School at The College at Brockport at: www.brockport.edu/graduate.
Three Letters of Reference: (Please note: We do not accept placement or credential files.)
Please electronically submit the following documents:
• Letter of Reference I • Letter of Reference II • Letter of Reference III
Statement of Objectives (Personal Statement)
In a well-developed essay of no more than a 1000 words please provide a personal statement in which you clearly discuss your understanding of the profession of social work and include the following:
- Clearly put forth your personal and professional goals in undertaking the MSW degree and a clear rationale for pursuing an MSW.
- Articulate your personal and professional readiness to undertake graduate social work education at this time, including your academic preparation, your relevant work history, your level of self-awareness and maturity, and any other relevant information.
- A discussion of your personal qualifications as they relate to the profession of social work, including concern for the needs of others, sensitivity and relationship skills, respect for diversity, good judgment, creativity, and integrity.
- Clearly articulate why the Greater Rochester MSW Program is the most appropriate program for you and how it will help you achieve your professional goals.
Please note: That your personal statement is evaluated based on the quality of discussion of each of the above points. We suggest you use Microsoft Word or similar software to create your Statement of Objectives and upload it on the Statement of Objectives page.
Social Issue Discussion:
In a well-developed essay of no more than 1000 words please submit a discussion of a current social issue reflecting your interest in social work using the guidelines below. Include the following:
- A succinct description of a social issue that interests you as you contemplate graduate school in social work.
- The impact of this social issue on various social systems: individuals, families, and communities.
- Values and ethics that might guide social work interventions in this issue.
- Why this social issue is important to you as a future social worker.
- An analysis of your capacity to engage in professional self-awareness including the personal challenges this social issue presents for you in becoming a professional social worker.
Please note: That your social issue discussion is evaluated based on the quality of discussion each of the above points. We suggest you use Microsoft Word or similar software to create your Statement of Objectives and upload it on the Social Issue Narrative page.
Professional Resume – Please copy and paste your professional resume into the “Work History” section of the application.
Please mail one official transcript from each and every college or university you have ever attended in a sealed envelope, even if you did not earn a degree there, regardless of perceived relevance of the course work to your current career goals, or the length of time that has passed since you attended. (Transcripts must also be obtained from each and every college or university ever attended regardless of whether or not credits earned were later transferred elsewhere).
Please instruct each institution to send the transcripts directly to The Graduate School via postal mail or electronically via an e-script service such as Scrip Safe.
Please mail all transcripts to: Send e-script to: email@example.com
The College at Brockport
The Graduate School - Morgan Hall
350 New Campus Dr.
Brockport, NY 14420
Please note: The College at Brockport graduates are not required to submit transcripts of their work at The College at Brockport. In addition, if you were already admitted to The College at Brockport as a non-degree student, you do not need to resubmit the transcript(s) you already provided as part of that process.)
Advanced Standing applicants ONLY: Once admitted, you are required to submit a copy of your final field placement evaluation. Please mail your evaluation to:
The GRC MSW Program
55 St. Paul Street, Suite 253
Rochester, NY 14604
Attn: MSW Coordinator
- International applicants must meet additional requirements and earlier deadlines, please see application deadlines.
- Official or true certified copies of all post-secondary academic records (transcripts, examination scores, mark sheets, etc.) in both English and the original language.
- Official or true certified copies of your diploma, degree, or certification, in both English and the original language.
- International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL; College code 2537) or the IELTS. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based version, a minimum score of 213 on the computerized version or a minimum score of 79 on the TOEFL IBT version is required. The IELTS minimum score is 6.5.
- An original bank statement in the student's name or that of the student's sponsor showing a current balance of at least the total cost of attendance. If the student has a sponsor, a letter, signed and dated by the sponsor, is required. It must include the amount (in US dollars) that will be put toward the student's educational expenses.
- 60 credit Program: a World Education Service (WES) degree evaluation is required. (Please see: www.wes.org)
- Advanced Standing Applicants: A determination letter from International Social Work Degree Recognition and Evaluation Service (ISWDRES) is required. (Please see: www.cswe.org/centerinitiatives/trainingcareers/22207.aspx)
Application Related Issues
If you are experiencing any issues accessing your application or any other related questions, please contact The Graduate School at 585.395.2525 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not contact the GRC MSW Program for application related issues.