UVU is in the standard accreditation process which takes three years. When the process is complete accreditation will apply retroactively to previous UVU MSW graduates.
No, our MSW program does not require the GRE.
We require a Bachelor’s Degree as well as an (a) introduction to social work course, (b) an upper division statistics course, and (c) an upper division research course. At UVU these courses are offered under Behavioral Science as “Introduction to Social Work” (SW 1010), “Statistics for Behavioral Sciences” (BESC 3010), and “Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences” (BESC 3020). Equivalent courses may also be taken outside of UVU.
Yes if the instructors allow concurrent enrollment.
We will accept applications contingent on any missing prerequisites being completed by the end of Spring semester.
The application includes and is weighted as follows (a) volunteer and professional experience (35%), (b) an essay (25%), (c) GPA (25%), and (d) letters of recommendation (15%).
We applaud all volunteer experience. Volunteer and professional experiences—be they religious or secular—that directly translate into the practice of social work are weighted more heavily than volunteer experiences that do not.
We accept degrees from all accredited institutions of higher education.
There is no time limit as to when you received your bachelor’s degree. However, we strongly encourage applicants who have been away from school for an extended period of time to take some university courses as a refresher for the rigors of academia.
International students are encouraged to apply. Transfer degrees and credits will be determined by UVU in accordance with international admissions policy https://www.uvu.edu/admissions/student_docs/international.html
Our application specifies a minimum GPA of 3.0; however, we will still consider applications of qualified students who have less than a 3.0. In these cases we will review the GPA for the last 60 credits.
Our MSW program is the least expensive program offered by a public university in Utah at $350 per credit or approximately $10,000 per year.
Students with a BSW degree are eligible to apply for our “Advanced Standing” one-year MSW program which begins in the summer of 2018.
Students who don’t have a BSW may apply for admission to our regular two year MSW program.
At present we only offer a full-time, hybrid (online and in class) program.
We anticipate admitting between 26-30 students.
We offer specializations in addiction, mental health, or diverse populations.
Students may merge up to two (2) specializations; however, because some electives or courses are only offered during specified semesters merging emphases may increase a student’s overall time to graduate.
Yes, this entails a project in lieu of a thesis and students begin to develop their portfolio from the beginning of their MSW program.
Our MSW courses are hybrid i.e. a mix of online and in-person instruction. We anticipate that students will spend approximately seven and half (7.5) hours in class.
We offer Social Work 1010 online during (a) the second block of Fall semester, (b) the first block of Spring semester, and (c) and during Summer 2017.
Please refer to UVU’s Office of Community & Continuing Education website at https://www.uvu.edu/ce/community-education-courses.html
UVU honors those who serve and has strong Veterans Success Center. Please refer to the Veterans Success Center website:http://www.uvu.edu/veterans/contactus/
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. For further information on accessibility please refer to UVU’s Accessibility Services website: https://www.uvu.edu/asd/