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Admissions into the IU South Bend MSW Program

Professional social work education requires the ability to undertake a rigorous program of classroom and field study. The school seeks to admit person who have demonstrated competency through their academic and work achievements and who give evidence of commitment to working toward the well-being of others and the betterment of social conditions. It also seeks to provide an ethnically and regionally diversified student body. Admission to the Indiana University School of Social Work is program specific.

The Indiana University South Bend School of Social Work, MSW Program offers a part-time evening program culminating in the MSW degree.  The entire 60 hour program is available on the South Bend campus for those interested in the Mental Health and Addictions concentration.  Transfer to the IUPUI campus in  Indianapolis is also available to those wishing to finish the last 30 credits in another concentration.

Admission to the IU South Bend MSW Program is handled jointly with the Indiana University School of Social Work in Indianapolis and IU South Bend.  Applications are available through the IU South Bend MSW Office generally in September.   However, please call 574-520-4880 for the latest information as dates may vary.    

The following prerequisites are the minimum requirements for consideration for admission: 

  1. Evidence of an earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  2. Evidence of course work in liberal arts.
  3. Evidence of successful completion of a minimum of six courses in social or behavioral sciences*.  Courses are accepted from the following disciplines: Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, Criminal Justice, and Social Work.
  4. Evidence of successful completion of one course in STATISTICS*.  This course can be taken in any discipline and on any level graduate or undergraduate) so long as it was taken at an accredited college or university.
  5. An earned cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  6. Submission of the completed application packet with requested supplemental materials within the established time period.