Admission Requirements

Professional social work education requires the ability to undertake a rigourous 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-beling 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 East 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 IU East 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 East MSW Program is handled jointly with the Indiana University School of Social Work in Indianapolis.

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 Statisics. 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. Pre-requisite statistics approved course list.
  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.

The MSW 2017-2018 application will be available upon approval. You may view the last application to better understand the process knowing the information will change and this outdated material is Only Available as a Reference.

For questions about the program, or to talk with an advisor, pleaseĀ  contact Dr. Ed FitzGerald, (765) 973-8422,

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