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Overall Chances-MSW Programs

Discussion in 'Mental Health and Social Welfare' started by CampDeeds, Aug 9, 2017.

  1. CampDeeds

    2+ Year Member

    Nov 23, 2015
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    Psychology Student
    Hello Everyone!

    I wanted to know my chances for Grad School. I went to an info session the other day and I panicked. I wanted to make sure that either my GPA or some form of experience that I have gained will get me through.
    I have noticed that a majority of Social Work Programs are 3.0 worthy and so I want to know if I should go with what I have or do something to raise my GPA.

    I finally got my Bachelors in Psych from Cal State Northridge with a cum. GPA of 2.94. I calcuated the last 60 units and it says I got a 3.02. I am now preparing to get all my MSW applications squared away. I have yet to take the GRE( but I am planning to ).
    Right now I have looked at:

    University of Washington
    San Jose State

    among others. Right now the only experience I have is doing Depression/Suicide Awareness with college students via a program called the Blues Project and right now I am working with two kids with Autism. I also have some slight Public Health experience doing an internship before I graduated so IDK if that helps.

    So my questions are:
    1) Will my GPA be good enough? I honestly hoped and prayed the last semester would go great like I planned but it didnt which is where I feel my GPA lies. I have heard that LORs, GRE, and a stellar personal statement might save my life but IDK whats true or not so where do I stand?

    2) If not what are my options? like I said my goal is to take the GRE and see what happens and hopefullyI score in a pretty good range. Is there a way I could take some classes to boost my GPA perhaps?

    3) Is my experience okay or do I need more? Some programs say at least a year of experience. Some don't mention a time frame so am I good?

    Hopefully someone can answer this for me. After the info session and my constant research, MSW and doing social work is calling me in and I want to make sure I have all my cards right.

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  3. Shrink1982

    2+ Year Member

    Jul 1, 2015
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    Psychology Student
    Social work grad programs are not very difficult to get into and I don't know of any that require the GRE. If you can explain in your personal state the reasons for your GPA, you should be good.
    FreudianSlipper likes this.

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