|Master’s Advanced Standing – Extended||MSW||SOWA||Spring||NEW DEADLINE: November 9, 2021|
|Doctoral||PHD||SOWO||Fall||December 14, 2021|
|Master’s Advanced Standing – Traditional||MSW||SOWA||Summer I||January 11, 2022|
|Master’s Full-Time||MSW||SOWO||Fall||January 11, 2022|
|Master’s Extended (3- year Chapel Hill)||MSW||SWEX||Fall||February 8, 2022|
|Master’s Off-Campus (3- year Winston-Salem)||MSW||SWEX||Fall||February 8, 2022|
|Fall Graduate School Fellowships||December 14, 2021 (Recommended)|
|Director of Graduate Admissions||Doctoral: Mimi Chapman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Master’s: Sharon Thomas (email@example.com)
|Graduate Coordinator||Doctoral: Brenda Vawter (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Master’s: Ben Balderas (email@example.com)
|Address||School of Social Work
CB# 3550, Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building
325 Pittsboro St.
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
|Test Requirements||PHD: The GRE is not required for PhD applicants.
MSW: The GRE is not required for MSW applicants.
|Letters of Recommendation||Three (3) letters of recommendation are required. Please refer to our website for recommendation guidelines.|
|International Applicants Only||TOEFL or IELTS score (no more than two years old)|
In addition to the University’s required application materials, applicants should review the information below for additional expectations or application requirements.
IMPORTANT: Applicants may only apply to one MSW program per year with the exception of the Advanced Standing programs.
In addition to the requirements listed above, all applicants must complete the following:
IMPORTANT: The Doctoral Program has only one deadline which is December 14, 2021. The Doctoral Program Committee will begin the application review process at that time.
Curriculum Vitae: See guidelines here https://ssw.unc.edu/admissions/doctoral-admissions/doctoral-admission-requirements/
Areas of Interest: Select up to four interests via the Area of Interest/Specialization drop-down box within the application
Letters of Recommendation: Letters should attest to academic ability, writing and communication style, nature and quality of past work performance, commitment to social work values, and capacity for scholarly contribution. PLEASE INFORM THOSE WRITING LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION THAT IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT THEY REACH US BY JAN. 1, OR EARLIER (preferably by December 10).
For doctoral students at least two of the three letters of recommendation should be about your past academic work; the other letter of recommendation may be from someone with whom you have worked, either in social work, human services, or a related field. All should use the appropriate form. If you have been a paid social worker in the last two years, at least one of the three letters should come from your supervisor or director where you are currently working.
Statement of Purpose: Students can best achieve their goals for doctoral education when there is a fit between their interests and the resources of the School of Social Work and the wider University community. Therefore, students are asked to prepare a personal narrative that focuses in some detail on all the questions below.
Understanding how your research interests developed will be useful information for those making admission decisions. Because our primary objective is preparing researchers, you should describe in detail whatever experience you have had with research. If you have participated in research projects, taken courses or studied and/or used statistics, you should describe these in your application.
This narrative is one of the most important parts of your admissions folder. Consider it your opportunity to communicate with admissions committee members about yourself. Please limit your response to no more than 12 double-spaced pages.
Please restate the question below before each answer:
IN ADDITION TO QUESTIONS 1-8, ANSWER THE QUESTIONS BELOW IF YOU HAVE A MASTERS DEGREE IN A RELATED FIELD RATHER THAN AN MSW.
*Only in unusual circumstances and after consultation with the program are other admission terms considered.