Liberal Arts Requirements for Admission
As part of the liberal arts preparation, the MSW Program has established the following three specific prerequisites to admission - In particular, undergraduate coursework in the following areas must already have been completed, or the applicant must be prepared to complete the courses before beginning the MSW program:
Grades of 'C' or better must be earned for each course. The human biology and human development courses provide educational background for understanding the bio-psycho-social determinants of human behavior. The applied statistics course provides exposure to objective knowledge development.
Applicants wishing to satisfy the above prerequisites through the University of Alaska Anchorage campuses should look for the following courses:
Up to (9) semester credits earned at a regionally accredited institution and not previously used to obtain any other degree may be transferred to UAA and counted toward degree completion. Transfer credits involving a previously earned graduate degree may be affected by additional university policies.
Notice of Admission Decision
The School of Social Work will notify applicants who apply by January 15 of the admission decision in writing no later than May 1. Students admitted to the full-time program will be required to provide information in connection with field education placement at that time.
Applicants accepted to either the full-time or part-time programs who do not respond to the School processes related to admissions and field education placement by June 1 may have their admission revoked if a wait list of other admissible applicants has been established.
The School of Social Work MSW Admissions Committee will, in their discretion, deny an applicant for admission if the committee finds that the applicant's history of a felony or misdemeanor convictions make the applicant unfit for social work practice. The committee will consider the number and recency of any convictions and the relationship those convictions may have on practice.
Not withstanding the above, a person who has been convicted of a felony crime against a person described in AS 11.41 within the ten years before the date of application is unfit for admission to the MSW program and will be denied.