Admissions Seminars for Prospective Applicants
Recognizing that many prospective applicants have questions about the M.S.W. program,
its requirements, and curriculum, as well as about the social work profession, the GSSW
offers a series of admissions seminars during the fall and spring semesters. Detailed
information about admissions policies are also available at these seminars. Interested
persons should call the school's Admissions InfoLine 713-743-8133 for current
Brochures and application materials are mailed upon request. Please direct all inquires to
Graduate School of Social Work
Attn: Ms. Mimi Lang
University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204-4492
A non-refundable $50.00 application fee, payable by check, money order or credit card, must
accompany the admissions application. Applications will not be processed until the fee and all
other required materials have been received. Please note that students are admitted only in the
fall and that early application is encouraged.
Postbaccalaureate students who later decide to apply for admission to the GSSW will be allowed no
more than six (6) credit hours earned as a PB to be applied toward the M.S.W. degree. These six
credit hours must be selected from the foundation courses, must be grades of B or above, and must
have been completed within two years from the date of application to the GSSW.
Persons who hold the Master of Social Work degree or related master's degree and who wish to take
courses in the Graduate School of Social Work for their own professional development are not
limited in the number of credit hours that can be earned as a PB student.
Students from other graduate departments and postbaccalaureate students are welcome to take
courses in the MSW Program provided that
(1) the prerequisites for the course are met or the instructor gives written approval, and
(2) the college determines that there will be sufficient space in the course after MSW Program
students are enrolled. Please make requests to enroll in MSW courses by contacting the college
MSW Program Director at 713-743-8082.