MSW Application

Admission decisions for the MSW program are based on a review of past academic performance, relevant work and/or volunteer experience, reference evaluations, personal interest statement, and, if needed, a personal interview. Preference is given to applicants who have received a BSW degree or completed a major in social work or social science. 

The minimum criteria for admission to the MSW program are as follows:

1. An earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. The degree must be awarded prior to semester of enrollment.
2. Nine hours of liberal arts courses: Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Sociology and an Introduction to Biology or General Biology. All core course prerequisites must be completed with a “C” Grade or better.
3. An overall undergraduate Grade Point Average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
4. Evidence of writing skills comparable with a graduate level student.
5. Written evidence of a congruent commitment to the social work profession’s values and ethics and School of Social Work themes.


Click Here for the Graduate Studies and MSW Applications (both applications must be completed and submitted)


From 2006 to 2010, the New Orleans Police Department was led by two SUNO graduates -- Warren J. Riley (B'98, M'00) and Marlon Defillo (B'92, M'00).