Department of Social Work

Application and Admission Frequently Asked Questions

Can a copy of an official transcript be used to upload into the Graduate School application?
Yes, copies of official transcripts can be used at this time. If you are admitted into the program you will need to send official copies to the Graduate School, but they will let you know at that time.

The Apply Yourself online application will not upload my transcript. What do I do?
The Graduate School provides tips for uploading your transcript at: http://www.grad.umn.edu/admissions/transcript_uploads/index.html

If you continue to have problems, contact the Student Support Assistant at 218-726-8497 for assistance.

How do I know if my biology course will meet the human biology requirement for your program?
Send a copy of the syllabus or course description to the Student Support Assistant via e-mail for review.

How do I know if my statistics course will meet the statistics requirement for your program?
Send a copy of the syllabus or course description to the Student Support Assistant via e-mail for review.

Is the GRE required?
No, the UMD MSW program does not require the GRE.

Are letters of Recommendation submitted to both the Graduate School and the Department of Social Work?
Applicants submit only the letters of recommendation for the MSW application. Forms are located on our website.

Do not complete the recommendation section in the Graduate School online application.

Can my undergraduate internship count towards work experience?
Undergraduate internships are listed under the volunteer portion, even if a stipend was received for the internship.

When will I hear if I have been accepted into the MSW program?
The Admissions Committee meets for 6-8 weeks to review applications after the application deadline. Applicants will receive an e-mail from the Graduate School indicating their decision letter is posted on their online application.

 

 

 


UMD Social Work Department

220 Bohannon Hall
1207 Ordean Court
Duluth, MN 55812

1 (888) 534-9734
(218) 726-7245

umdsw@d.umn.edu



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