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We're excited that you're interested in the Master of Social Work program at Bethel University. If you have questions about any requirements, contact our admissions team.

Here's how you apply:

Step 1 - Check application requirements and prerequisites

You’ll need to meet these requirements:

  • Earned GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Have earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited (or internationally recognized as equivalent) institution
  • Prerequisite: Human biology (lab not required)
  • Prerequisite: Lifespan developmental psychology
  • Prerequisite: Statistics or research methods

Step 2 - Apply

Next, get started on your online application.

Step 3 - Complete your application steps

There are just a few things we need from you before we can review your application.

  • Admission essay
  • Interview with the Program Director (by invitation only)
  • Official college transcript(s)
  • References
  • Resume

Note: The advanced standing essay prompts and full program essay prompts differ slightly, as do reference requirements. Advanced standing applicants should submit one professional reference, one social work-related reference, and one field experience reference. Full program applicants should submit two professional references and one social work-related reference.

Step 4 - Complete enrollment requirements

After you've been accepted to the program, you might need to complete a few additional requirements before you start class. Your enrollment counselor will follow up if there's anything we need from you.