Admission Requirements — Master of Social Work

Candidates for the Master of Social Work program benefit from a rolling admission policy. There is not an application deadline, but students are encouraged to complete their admission file in a timely manner. AU evaluates applications as they arrive and acceptance decisions are shared with students throughout the admission cycle.

Admission Process

  1. A completed Graduate Application for Admission
  2. Transcripts (official, sealed in envelope) from all prior undergraduate and graduate colleges and/or universities. Aurora University accepts official electronic transcripts at AU-ETranscripts@aurora.edu
  3. Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with an average GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale. Students with a GPA of less than 2.75 will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Undergraduate curriculum must include three semester hours in statistics, research and physical assessment
  4. Two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your professional or academic abilities
  5. Statement of Purpose. Your personal statement should be typewritten, double-spaced narrative of two to three pages and reflect standards of graduate-level writing. Please address the following in your statement.
  • Why have you chosen to pursue a MSW degree and what are your professional aspirations?
  • Why have you chosen Aurora University to pursue your MSW?
  • If your GPA is below 2.75 on a 4.0 scale, were there extenuating circumstances that affected your past academic performance? Please explain.