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Master of Social Work (MSW) - FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When is the MSW Application Package for the upcoming academic year generally available?

  • What is the deadline for submitting an application for admission to the MSW Program?

  • Where should I submit my application materials?

  • What happens if I submit my complete application before the February 15 deadline?

  • What are the minimum academic admission requirements?

  • Are there any graduate entrance test required for admission? If so, is there a minimum score required?

  • Does FGCU need transcripts from every university/college previously attended if the credits were posted on the transcript where I earned my bachelor’s degree?

  • Do I need to request my transcripts from FGCU, if I am a previous (or current) FGCU student?

  • Do I need to pay the graduate application fee, if I am a previous (or current) FGCU student?

  • Do I need to submit immunization records again, if I am a previous (or current) FGCU student?

  • I don’t have a copy of my immunization record, what can I do to satisfy the requirements?

  • From whom should I request letters of reference?

  • Who can apply for admission to the Advanced Standing Program?

  • I earned my B.S.W. degree from a program that was NOT fully accredited by the CSWE at the time (including FGCU). May I apply for admission to the Advanced Standing Program?

  • I earned a B.S. degree in Human Services from FGCU. Can any of my Human Services courses be waived for credit toward the MSW degree?

  • I have a master’s degree in a related field; can any of those courses be applied toward credit in the MSW program?

  • When will I be notified of a decision about my application?

  • If admitted, when will I begin the field placement process?

  • Can prior social work-related employment experience be applied toward fulfilling field education credit in the MSW program?

  • May I use my current social work job as a field placement?

  • Is there financial aid available?

  • What is a graduate assistantship (GA) and how do I get one?

  • What is a graduate tuition waiver and how do I apply for one?

  • Are there scholarships available for graduate students?

  • Can courses taken as a non-degree seeking student be applied towards my master’s degree in social work if admitted?

  • Is attendance at the MSW New Student orientation mandatory?