Social Work, MSW

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    Brad Snyder, MPA

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  • Program Information

    60-credit Program or 36-credit Advanced Standing Program

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  • Application Deadlines

    May 31 - Fall Admission
    Full-time: 60-credit programs 
    Full-time: 36-credit Adv. Standing

    August 2 - Fall Admission
    Part-time: 60-credit programs 
    Part-time: 36-credit Adv. Standing

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Statement of Objectives & Social Issue Discussion:

In a well-developed essay of no more than a 1200 words, discuss your understanding of the profession of social work and include the following:

  1. Clearly explain your personal and professional goals including a rationale for pursuing a MSW degree. Please include why the College at Brockport MSW Program is the most appropriate program for you and how it will help you achieve your professional goals.
  2. Articulate your professional readiness to undertake graduate social work education at this time. Including, but not limited to:
    • Your academic preparation, relevant work history, level of self-awareness, cultural competence, maturity, and any additional related information.
    • Address any grades of D or lower received in your undergraduate experience and/or a GPA below 3.0 (if applicable).
  3. Please discuss any anticipated work or community commitments that bear on the time demands needed for the successful completion of the required coursework and daytime field hours needed for field education in the MSW program.
  4. Briefly discuss a social issue that is important to you.
    • Give an analysis of your capacity to engage in professional practice around this issue, while working toward and after achieving your MSW.

Please note: Your personal statement is evaluated based on the quality of discussion of each of the above points.

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Letters of Reference:

Please submit two letters of reference. (Please note: We do not accept placement or credential files.)

Reference 1  Reference 2


Please submit your most up to date resume.

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The following 24 credits are required with a grade of C or better:

  1. One (3 credit) statistics course;
  2. One (3 credit) introductory psychology course;
  3. One (3 credit ) introductory sociology course;
  4. One (3 credit) human biology (or anatomy & physiology) course (NO lab required);
  5. One (3 credit) humanities course;
  6. Three additional (3 credit) courses distributed among the social/behavioral sciences, mathematical and physical sciences, and humanities.

This will be verified by the program prior to offering admission.

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Last Updated 8/19/19

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