We welcome international students to the MSW program! To apply, you must meet certain requirements:

  • already have a university credential that is equivalent to a US bachelor’s degree 
  • satisfy the admission requirements for the Washburn University MSW program which include a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; you also must provide three professional letters of reference, transcripts, a narrative statement and your resume
  • submit the required international application and other required materials to the Office of International Programs; pay a $70 application fee
  • have transcripts from any non-U.S. institutions evaluated by a recognized evaluation service at the applicant’s expense from either Educational Credential Evaluators or from the World Education Services and submitted to the Office of International Programs 
  • provide evidence of having taken the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination or the International English Language Test (IELTS) within the past two years and earned the following minimum scores; Listening (25), Reading (23), Speaking (24), Writing (24); minimum IELTS scores required for admission to the MSW Program are Listening (7.0), Reading (6.5), Writing (6.5), Speaking (7.5); students without a score or with a low score should seek admission to the Intensive English Program; native speakers of English or students who have earned a four-year degree from a U.S. college or university in the past two years are exempt from these requirements 
  • International students with an undergraduate degree in social work issued outside of the United States should contact the MSW Program Director. Advanced standing is awarded to graduates holding degrees recognized through CSWE International Social Work Degree Recognition and Evaluation Services or covered under a memorandum of understanding with international social work accreditors.

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