Submit the following to the College of
- Application for Graduate Admission
- GRE scores
- Official transcripts
- Processing fee card
- Processing fee check
- Three letters of recommendation (one from an academic advisor, one additional
academic reference, and one employer reference)
- TOEFL scores (international students only; score of at least 550 required)
Submit the following (as detailed below) directly to the Social Work Program:
- List of liberal arts and sciences coursework
- Evidence of college statistics experience
- Personal narrative
Liberal Arts Coursework:
Successful graduate and
undergraduate social work education depends heavily on an understanding and application of
liberal arts and sciences. We ask you to examine your undergraduate transcript and make a
list of the courses found in the following areas. Please note your grades in:
- A course in human biology
- Any courses in the social and behavioral sciences (psychology, anthropology,
sociology). At least nine credits are expected in this area
- A course in American government, macroeconomics, literature, philosophy, and
No applicant will be denied admission because
of incomplete liberal arts coursework. However, you may be asked to complete one or more of
these courses before enrollment.
Please note your successful completion of an
undergraduate course in descriptive and inferential statistics. Introductory applied
statistics courses in business and the social and behavioral sciences meet this requirement.
No applicant will be denied admission because of lack of college statistics. However, it is
required the course be completed before student enrollment.
The personal narrative
statement includes the following two elements:
- In a two-page essay, discuss a current social
problem which has an international impact. Describe the problem and develop
solutions for alleviating that problem and preventing its occurrence in the future.
- In a three-page statement, please explain the role you expect your graduate
studies to play in your professional and personal development. Be sure to state
your employment history and goals as well as your personal motivation. Note your
strengths and needs as a graduate student of social work.
Transfer of Credits:
Students may transfer up to 9 credits of foundation level coursework completed at a CSWE
accredited Master of Social Work program prior to enrollment into their foundation year of
studies. These credits must have program approval; student interview and examination of the
course description and syllabi are required. In the advanced year of studies, students may
transfer credits as electives that have been taken at other regionally-accredited
institutions of higher learning that are approved for transfer to Kutztown University by
the student’s academic advisor, the MSW Program Director and the Graduate Dean. No
more than 9 credits total may be transferred. No graduate course for which a grade of less
than “B” or its equivalent was earned may be accepted as transfer credit in
the College of Graduate Studies. If approved, the credit hours transfer as neutral credits
only. The course number and description of the transferred course are recorded on the
student’s transcript; however, the grade received is not recorded or used in the
computation of the QPA.
consult the College of Graduate Studies at (610) 683-4200 or via
www.kutztown.edu for further details and deadlines related to the general application process.
On-line applications are accepted.
 Submit materials to:
MSW Program Application, Social Work Program, P.O. Box 730, Kutztown, PA, 19530