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MSW Program: Accepted with Stipulation

Mandatory Prerequisite Requirement

Terms of Stipulation

Note: if you are submitting transcripts to the Office of Social Work Student Services to provide proof of prerequisite completion, we are encouraging all transcripts to be submitted electronically to Due to campus closure, our receipt of physical transcripts sent via mail will be significantly delayed.

This stipulation has generated a registration hold on your student account. The hold will be lifted after proof of registration for all missing prerequisites is received by the Office of Social Work Student Services.

The stipulation will be lifted after the student submits official transcripts to demonstrate successful completion (grade of "C" or above or adequate test score) of required prerequisite(s) to This must be completed prior to starting the MSW Program in Fall 2020. Students who are missing one or more mandatory prerequisite at the beginning of the Fall semester will be dismissed from the MSW Program.

If you believe a course you have already completed would fulfill a missing prerequisite requirement, please email with the institution the course was taken at, the course name and number, a course description, and the prerequisite you believe it should count for. We will review the course description and let you know if it meets our requirements.

Required Next Steps

  1. A registration hold has been added to your account. You will not be able to register for classes until you have provided proof of registration for each missing prerequisite. Please email proof of registration to
  2. Visit this resource page for additional information.
  3. Provide proof of successful completion to the Office of Social Work Student Services by emailing prior to the start of the Fall 2020 semester.

2020 Admissions Cycle MSW Program Prerequisite Requirement & Completion Options

If you would like to take any missing prerequisites at MSU Denver, please contact for more information

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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.