Applicants must meet the following requirements for admission:
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
Eligibility for admission to graduate standing in the University of California.
A minimum grade point average of 3.0 (B) in all upper division courses.
GRE: MSW Applicants who hold an upper division GPA of less than 3.3 are strongly recommended to take the GRE general test. It is optional for all other MSW applicants. Use department code 5001 for "social work" to send scores. NOTE:Applicants who have submitted their
application will be notified by the department via email when GRE test results
have been received.
Completion of a total of seven (7) courses in the Humanities and Socio-Behavioral Sciences combined. Of those seven, a minimum of three socio-behavioral courses are required (e.g., anthropology, economics, ethnic studies, education, gerontology, political science, public health, psychology, social ecology, social welfare, sociology, women's studies)
Completion of one (1) *course in elementary statistics with a grade of B or better.
Completion of at least one (1) course with human biology content (e.g., Anatomy, Physiology, Kinesiology, anthropology, psychology,)
Note:Required courses can be taken at any community college. Courses may be in progress during the application process. However, all courses must be completed by the end of spring quarter to be considered for admission. *In some cases, proof of enrollment may be required and/or a letter from the instructor stating that the applicant is on track to complete the course with a grade B or better.