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Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to take the GRE before I apply?
No, the GRE is not required.
Do I have to have a background check to apply?
No, there are four preliminary questions at the beginning of the application process. A background check for admission would only be required if the answer to one of those questions indicates a history of criminal background. A full background check is completed prior to entering field. If admitted, we will advise you of that process.
When should I apply?
The MSW On-Campus Program admissions deadline is January 15 for a start date in the fall of that same calendar year.
How do I apply?
All applications are completed electronically via My GradSpace (http://graduateschool.UND.edu/my-gradspace.cfm).
When are classes held?
Courses are scheduled on Thursdays and Fridays of each week and begin as early as 8:30am and finish as late as 6:00pm depending on the elective schedule. Typically, Friday ends by 4:00pm.
How long does it take to complete the MSW On-Campus Program?
The MSW On-Campus Program can be completed in as few as three semesters (fall, spring, and summer). This requires full-time enrollment including field internship in the summer. Students may opt to complete their field internship part-time over two semesters for a total of four semesters to finish.
Is it possible to complete the MSW On-Campus Program on a part-time schedule?
It is possible to complete the program part-time by taking classes only on Thursdays and Fridays and alternating the next year. This will extend the finish time to six semesters if field is also completed part-time.
I do not have a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, but I have experience working in a position I define as social work related. Can this be counted for academic credit?
No, we support the Council on Accreditation which states that the Council on Social Work Education “does not grant social work course credit for life experience or previous work experience”.
Can I become licensed in a state other than North Dakota with this degree?
Licensing requirements vary from state to state, however the first requirement for all states is a Master’s degree in Social Work from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited program. Students are expected to check with the Licensing Board in their state to ensure they have a clear understanding of specific curricular expectations. This will guide the selection of electives.
How do you arrange field placements?
Field placements occur in the student’s community as is possible. Field faculty work with students to secure a field internship site that fits each student’s learning needs and interest. The Department of Social Work already has many agreements with internship sites throughout the tri-state area (Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota).
Can I use my job for my field placement?
No. Field placements are intended as opportunities for students to grow and they must be doing something completely different than their current job or past work experiences.
Can I do my field placement in my agency?
This may be possible if: the placement offers the appropriate learning goals in a completely new learning environment; with a different supervisor; and different peers. A form is completed for approval by the Director of Field Education. The student must develop a plan for how the roles of the student and staff employee will be differentiated.