Admissions FAQ

  1. Do I need to hold an undergraduate degree in social work to be eligible for the program?
  2. Are GRE or GMAT scores required for admission?
  3. I’m not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; can I apply?
  4. Are letters of recommendation required?
  5. Do I need to complete an interview?
  6. Is work experience required?
  7. Is there an application fee?
  8. Can I waive the application fee?
  9. Are there any prerequisite course requirements?

 

  1. Do I need to hold an undergraduate degree in social work to be eligible for the program?

    No. Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with at least a B (3.0) average in any major.

  2. Are GRE or GMAT scores required for admission?

    GRE and GMAT scores are not required for admission.

  3. I’m not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; can I apply?

    International students are not eligible for the online program at this time.

  4. Are letters of recommendation required?

    Yes. You must submit three letters of professional or academic recommendation. Good references are from those who can speak to your values, work ethic, and your desire for learning, caring for others, academic acumen, and critical-thinking skills. Please refer to the Admissions page on our website for more information.

  5. Do I need to complete an interview?

    An interview is not required; however, the admissions committee may request an evaluative interview upon review of your completed application.

  6. Is work experience required?

    Some experience is required. This can come in the form of summer employment, volunteer work during or after college, internships, and/or full-time employment in the human services field after college graduation. No course credit is given for life or work experience.

  7. Is there an application fee?

    Yes, there is a $50 application fee. If you apply by the priority deadline, the application fee is only $30.

  8. Can I waive the application fee?

    At this time, there are no application fee waivers available.

  9. Are there any prerequisite course requirements?

    There are no prerequisite courses required. However, a writing course may be recommended to some students to complete within their first term in order to optimize student success. This course teaches some of the basic skills necessary for written work at Simmons, such as writing a literature review, organizational skills in writing, using APA format, and other skills useful for entry into the program.

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