The MSW Application for Advanced Standing applicants (who will begin Summer II, 2015) for the 2014-2017 cohort is now available. Click on the link below for the
Indiana University School of Social Work offers a three year part time MSW Program on the Fort Wayne IPFW Campus. Courses are offered on Monday and Wednesday evenings at the IPFW campus from 6:00 p.m. - 8:40 p.m. in order to best accommodate the needs of working professionals. Occasionally, on line courses are also offered.
This program operates on a cohort model and we begin a new cohort every three years. Our current cohort began in Summer II, 2014 and we plan to begin another cohort group Summer Session II, 2017.
Prospective students who hold BSW degrees from CSWE (Council on Social Work Education) accredited programs may apply for Advanced Standing in the MSW Program. Advanced Standing Students join the 2014 cohort group during the summer of 2015. Additional information regarding Advanced Standing is available in the MSW Application above.
Review of application for the 2015-2016 academic year will begin late in 2014. Advanced Standing applications received after January 9, 2015 will not be considered for the 2015-2016 academic year. All persons who graduated with BSW degrees in the last 5 years must apply for Advanced Standing to be considered.
International applications must also be submitted by the January 9, 2015 MSW advanced standing application deadline.
Additional information can be found in the MSW Program Application above.
A limited number of students are admitted each year. Admission to the Master of Social Work program is a very competitive process. Simply meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.
The following items are the minimum requirements for consideration for admission:
The list of courses on the following link represent statistics courses that have been previously approved by Indiana University School of Social Work:
GPA: The IUSSW wants students to have a 3.0 GPA in the last 60 hours of the undergraduate degree. Students with a GPA below 3.0 may petition for an exception by following the directions in the application. The petition gives students the opportunity to explain any obstacles that prevented them from achieving a higher GPA or to present other evidence about their ability to be successful in graduate school.
Child Welfare Scholars Program
The Child Welfare Scholars Program is offered through the Indiana Child Welfare Education and Training Partnership. The Child Welfare Scholars Program enables students to complete the Foundation and Intermediate Curriculum (the first 30 credit hours of the program) over two calendar years. The final 30 credit hours, which is the concentration year, varies based on the choices made (i.e., child welfare or leadership concentration). For additional information regarding this program, please contact Anita Osborn at firstname.lastname@example.org or (317) 274-2965.
Eligibility for the Child Welfare Scholars Program is limited to current full-time employees of the Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) who have permanent status. Please note that the IUSSW admissions process is a separate and distinct process from the DCS funding process. After an admission decision is made by IUSSW, the DCS will make funding recommendations. Additional information regarding the funding process will be supplied after successful admission to the MSW program. Please note that the number of available Child Welfare Scholars Program slots is limited and not all eligible applicants are guaranteed funding. It is imperative that an applicant wanting this funding apply as early as possible.
The Announcement for the 2014-2015 MSW Child Welfare Scholars Program is located here:
If you have questions about the program offered at IPFW and would like to speak with our local program coordinator, please feel free to contact:
Jan Nes, MSW, ACSW, LCSW
MSW Program Coordinator for the IPFW Campus
Indiana University Purdue University at Fort Wayne
2101 East Coliseum Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
For additional information about all Indiana University School of Social Work Programs, please visit our web site at www.socialwork.iu.edu