Application Instructions for MSS and Advanced Standing

Master of Social Service (MSS)

Application Deadlines

  • Early Action: Dec. 15
  • International Applications: Jan. 1
  • Regular Decision: April 15

Application Requirements

  • Submit an online application.
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited College or University (Note: Undergraduates completing their senior year of college may also apply. Accepted students must provide a final degree transcript before classes begin).
  • Personal statement: Please see online application for essay prompt. The average length of the statement is two pages, double-spaced.
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation (Note: If you have been out of school for 5 years or less, two letters must come from academic references. Applicants who have been out of school for more than 5 years may submit professional recommendations.)
  • Official transcripts (from all colleges and universities attended). Please direct official transcripts to gradadmissions@brynmawr.edu.
  • Admissions interview: Once your written application is submitted, you will be contacted by the Office of Graduate Admissions to schedule your interview.

Additional Information

  • The MSS program does not require standardized test scores for admission.
  • The MSS program does not offer social work course or field credit for life experience or previous work experience.

Master of Social Service (MSS) — Advanced Standing Program

Application Deadline

  • Feb. 28 - including first semester grades

Application Requirements

  • Submit an online application.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Social Work (must be from a Council on Social Work Education accredited program within 5 years of application with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0),
  • Personal statements: Please see online application for essay prompts.
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation, one each from the following:
    • B.S.W. Program Director
    • A field instructor
    • A faculty member
  • Official transcripts (from all colleges and universities attended). Please direct official transcripts to gradadmissions@brynmawr.edu.
  • Admissions interview: Once your written application is submitted, you will be contacted by the Office of Graduate Admissions to schedule your interview.

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