Process for Applying to the SU-UMUC Europe MSW Program
Before you apply to the MSW program, you must first complete the online application for UMUC Europe. Once a UMUC student ID# has been assigned, that number is to be affixed to the MSW application form.
Applications to the UMUC/SU Master of Social Work Program are to be submitted online at www.salisbury.edu/admissions/apply/. Listed below are the documents and information required to be submitted online. All applications must be completed by the due date or the application will be considered incomplete and will not be considered for admission for the requested semester. Questions about or difficulties with the Graduate Application should be directed to the office of Graduate Studies and Research (410) 548 – 3546.
Transcripts Contact the Registrar's Office at every community college, college, and university you attended (whether or not credit was actually earned) and request that official records be sent directly to Salisbury University Office of Graduate Studies and Research, 1101 Camden Avenue, Salisbury, MD 21801.
Professional Resume Attach a current resume with work and volunteer experience detailed.
Traditional MSW Application Prompt
Please prepare one detailed statement covering the questions below. Please do not omit any questions. Your personal statement should be a minimum of two (2) pages, no more than three (3) pages, typed, double-spaced, and in 12-point font. Please use the number and its associated topic area (in bold and underlined) as headings when completing your personal statement.
Social Work Knowledge: Discuss your motivation for choosing the social work profession and how it connects to your current and long term career goals.
Respect for Diversity: Identify the experiences you have had which make you feel that you can work effectively with people from diverse populations (religious, racial, ethnic, disability, socio-economic, gender, and sexual orientation differences). Also describe any difficulties you might have when working as a social worker with any of the diverse populations. Be specific.
Please prepare one detailed statement covering the questions below. Please do not omit any questions. Your personal statement should be a minimum of three (3) pages, no more than four (4) pages, typed, double-spaced, and in 12-point font. Please use the number and associated topic area (in bold and underlined) as headings when completing your personal statement.
Critical Thinking and Social Work Knowledge: We all face challenges in our own lives and our job as social workers is to help our clients address their problems. Please discuss a time when you, at your job/internship or in a volunteer capacity, worked to assist someone address a problem. Describe the individual's problem. Discuss how you assisted them in addressing and resolving the problem as a professional or volunteer. Identify the specific skills and information you learned from your undergraduate social work education that aided you in addressing the problem. Identify the outcome of the problem and what you learned from the experience.
Respect for Diversity: Write about your experiences working with diverse populations (religious, racial, ethnic, disability, socio-economic, gender, and sexual orientation differences). Which issues and populations do you find particularly challenging? How have you handled those challenges in the past, or what would you like to learn to handle those challenges more effectively in the future?
Letters of Recommendation Be sure to enter the following information for each of your recommenders: Name, address, email address, phone number, institution or employer and title.
It is extremely important to enter your recommender's email address correctly so they receive the automated email instructing them how to proceed with their recommendation through the online process.
Mark the waiver statement for each recommender you enter. If you do not check the waiver statement, many recommenders will not complete the recommendation process for you.
If recommenders experience technical difficulties, they should contact our online application vendor by clicking on the link given in the email they received about the online recommendation process or by clicking on the Help Link at the top right of the first page in their Letters of Recommendation account page.
After your recommender submits the online recommendation, the recommendation will become part of your application. Applicants are welcome to submit additional letters of recommendation, and any letter of recommendation included with the application will remain with the applicant's file for review.
Only one recommendation can be from a Salisbury University Social Work Department faculty member.
Complete all portions of the form.
If your program of study is regular program, the recommended three contacts should comprise of the following:
One recommendation from an academic source.
One recommendation from an employer.
One recommendation from another professional source or community associate.
If your program of study is Advanced Standing, applicants will submit four contacts and one additional item:
One recommendation from the Field Education Liaison who taught your most recent Field Education Seminar course.
One recommendation from the field placement supervisor from your undergraduate Field Education Placement/Agency.
One recommendation from an academic source.
One recommendation from either an employer or professional of community associate.
Advanced Standing applicants will submit their mid-term and final field evaluations from their undergraduate field education experience.
An online Application Checklist is provided for your convenience. Remember, it is your responsibility to ensure that your application is complete. Only completed applications will be reviewed for the year applied. Applicants will be issued a formal decision letter following the MSW Admissions Committee’s review.
Note: Please refer to the MSW Student Handbook and the current Salisbury University Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog for official department and university policies. They can be found on the SU website: www.salisbury.edu
April 20, 2018 for Fall Term 2018 start date for UMUC/SU Europe advanced standing32-credit program applicants only.