Admissions Requirements

The following are the minimum requirements for applicants.

Two-Year Program Option

  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited university/college (we need physical copies of  transcripts for all undergraduate coursework).
  • GRE scores, taken within the last five years (The UNC Greensboro Testing Code is 5913; no minimum score is required). The GRE must have been taken by the application deadline.
  • 3.0 Overall GPA  (See GPA Replacement Policy if GPA is not at least a 3.0).
  • Three outstanding recommendations using the Recommendation Form in the online application.
  • Personal statement, volunteer/work experience form, and case analysis, all of which are accessed through the UNCG Graduate School online application formAfter you have begun the online application, see “Social Work Applicants” link on left panel of the screen.

Advanced Standing Program Option

  • BSW degree from a CSWE accredited program, received within the past ten years (we need transcripts for all undergraduate coursework).
  • GRE scores, taken within the last five years (The UNC Greensboro Testing Code is 5913; no minimum score is required). The GRE must have been taken by the application deadline.
  • 3.5 GPA  in Social Work Major and 3.0 overall GPA (GPA Replacement Policy is not available to Advanced Standing applicants).
  • Three outstanding recommendations, one of which must be from the student’s BSW field agency supervisor (using Recommendation Form from the online application).*
  • Personal statement, volunteer/work experience form, and case analysis, all of which are accessed through the UNCG Graduate School online application form. See “Social Work Applicants” link on left panel of the screen.

* Applicants who are completing a block field placement during the spring semester of the year they apply for the Advanced Standing program option should contact the Admissions Coordinator before submitting the application.

Course Prerequisites (both Program Options)

The following undergraduate courses should have been taken prior to admission.

  • 18 hours of social and behavioral sciences. These may be courses in anthropology, economics, ethnic studies, global studies, history, psychology, social work and/or sociology, or other courses as decided by the transcript reviewer.
  • 6 hours of humanities. These may be courses in art, drama, literature, and/or music, or other courses as decided by the transcript reviewer.
  • 3 hours of biology, anatomy, human development, or developmental psychology (minimum grade of C)
  • 3 hours of statistics. (minimum grade of C)

The JMSW Program does not grant credit for life or work experience.