Admissions Requirements:
Master of Science in Social Work Online - Administration and Community Practice (Advanced Standing)

Step #1: Submit a UTRGV Graduate Application at www.utrgv.edu/gradapply. There is no application fee.

Step #2: Request your official transcripts to be sent electronically to gradapps@utrgv.edu or mailed to:

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
The Graduate College
Marialice Shary Shivers Bldg. 1.158
1201 W. University Drive
Edinburg, TX 78539-2999

 
*Please Note: If you are a graduate of UTPA, UTB/TSC, or UTRGV you do not need to request an official transcript to be sent to the Graduate College.
 

Review and submit all Program Requirements:

  • Clear admission to the UTRGV Graduate College.
  • BSW from a CSWE accredited program.
  • 3.2 GPA or higher, in social work core undergraduate courses.
  • Official transcripts from each institution attended (must be submitted directly to UTRGV).
  • Personal statement detailing professional goals and reasons for pursuing the graduate degree. (Instructions)
  • Three letters of recommendation from professional or academic sources using this required Reference Form.
  • Verified successful completion of a course in basic statistics. 

Additional requirements for domestic applicants who attended foreign universities and international applicants:

  • TOEFL or IELTS Language Proficiency Test with minimum scores: 550 on paper-based, 213 on computer based, or 79 on Internet-based for the TOEFL; 6.5 for the IELTS. TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for 2 years. For additional information, visit the Additional Documents for Domestic Applicants who Attend Foreign Universities section of our website.
  • Certified English translation of educational records.

*Students in fully online programs are not eligible for I-20 or student visas however international applicants can study from their home country.

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