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MSW Program Acceptance Information

September 13, 2018

Acceptance Information

You may be wondering – what are my chances of getting accepted into the MSW Program? Below you will find the average acceptance rates for both programs.

It’s important to take the time necessary to complete all pieces of your application to the best of your ability. Remember, the admissions committee only knows you from your application, so take the time to be comprehensive and showcase your professional and academic potential to improve your chances of being accepted.

Average Acceptance Rates:

  • Regular Program Applicants - 75%
  • Advanced Standing Program Applicants - 65%

Undergraduate Cumulative GPA of Accepted Students

Your undergraduate cumulative GPA plays an important role in the assessment of your application to the MSW Program, however it is not the only factor. A minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required for acceptance into the MSW Program, however applicants who have a lower GPA may be accepted conditionally on a case by case basis.

Here is some data for you to compare how your undergraduate GPA stacks up to past accepted students:

Advanced Standing Program:

  • 3.0 and above - 92%
  • 2.5 to 2.99 - 7%
  • 2.49 and below - 1%

Regular Program:

  • 3.0 and above - 78%
  • 2.5 to 2.99 - 20%
  • 2.49 and below - 2%

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Contact Information

Main Office Phone:



Main Office
Central Classroom Suite 201

Office of Field Education
Central Classroom Suite 202

Office of Social Work Student Services
Central Classroom Suite 206

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Mailing Address:

Metropolitan State University of Denver
Department of Social Work
PO Box 173362 CB 70
Denver, CO 80217-3362


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Our MSW and BSSW Programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education - the sole accrediting body for social work education.