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Doctorate of Social Work

Admission Requirements


  • Have earned a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from a program in good standing with the Council on Social Work Education with a (G.P.A ) of at least 3.2 or better along with at least 3 years of Clinical or Human Service experience Post MSW. Clinical Practitioners who are engaged in micro, macro, and mezzo work are encouraged to apply.
  • Clinical Licensure is preferred, not required, and demonstration of urban-based community involvement on a micro/macro/mezzo level is valued.
  • This is a 3-year urban-focused program intentionally developing leadership skills from micro/macro/mezzo perspectives with individuals/families and communities.
  • An official copy of transcripts from all institutions attended, including graduate and undergraduate colleges and universities, is required.
  • No GRE Required.
  • One sample of professional writing, which can include a publication, research proposal,  clinical, or other professional-related abstracts if available.
  • A current resume documenting professional experiences is required.
  • Three letters of recommendation. These letters must be from officials or faculty members of institutions previously attended who are acquainted with the applicant’s ability for graduate study or from employment supervisors where applicable.
  • Submit a typed, personal statement of professional interest that addresses the following questions:
    1. Why are you interested in pursuing a DSW degree at Morgan State University?
    2. What do you expect to gain from advanced DSW studies?
    3. Describe a professional experience you had with a client or client system that was very challenging, and describe how you intervened. What was the conceptual/theoretical framework that undergirded your intervention?
    4. How will this DSW degree help you to impact urban individuals, families, or communities positively?
  • An interview with the DSW Program Committee may be required.
  • The application Deadline is May 31, 2024.