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Tulane School of Social Work Admission Application

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  • Complete application form

  • Statement of purpose

  • Letter of recommendation

  • Have a clear photo of a government-issued ID ready to upload

  • Transcripts must be sent electronically directly from the institution or mailed in a sealed envelope from the institution

 

We invite prospective students for master's and doctorate degree programs at Tulane University School of Social Work to complete an online admission application.

Prospective Graduate Students

Master of Social Work and Master of Science in Disaster Resilience Leadership have separate admission requirements.

Entrance into the Master of Social Work (MSW) program is open to students with a bachelor's degree, preferably in a liberal arts field. Preference is given to applicants with a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) or higher on a 4.0 scale who have demonstrated a strong performance in their junior and senior years of their undergraduate program, excelled in a postgraduate degree program, or have compelling employer references.

Those applying for Advanced Standing in the MSW program must have obtained a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) within the past five years, have a 3.3 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale, and have a minimum of a B+ average in their field practicum.

Admission into the Master of Science in Disaster Resilience Leadership Program takes into account undergraduate and graduate courses and grades, letters of recommendation, a personal statement of purpose, and GRE scores.

Candidates for dual degrees must apply and be admitted to both programs separately.

Prospective Doctorate Students

Applicants to the Doctorate in Social Work (DSW) program must have an MSW from a CSWE-accredited school, a minimum 3.3 GPA in both undergraduate and graduate school, and three or more years of social service agency employment (or equivalent employment experience post-MSW).

Application Details

Students applying for financial aid should submit their applications prior to the deadlines listed in financial aid guides.

If you need assistance applying to the Tulane University School of Social Work graduate or doctorate program, please contact us at 504-865-5314 or by email at msw@tulane.edu.

 

Admissions Deadlines

 

  • Spring On-campus and Online
    Application Deadlines

    Graduate
    Application Deadline
    Doctorate
    Application Deadline
    December 14, 2020 December 14, 2020
  • Summer Online
    Application Deadlines

    Graduate
    Application Deadline
    Doctorate
    Application Deadline
    March 31, 2021 March 31, 2021
  • Fall Online
    Application Deadlines

    Graduate
    Application Deadline
    Doctorate
    Application Deadline
    March 31, 2021 March 31, 2021