We are glad you are interested in joining our Indiana University School of Social Work MSW program on the IPFW campus. Our office is located in Kettler Hall, G28A.
On the Fort Wayne IPFW Campus, we offer our three year, part-time evening MSW program. This program operates on a cohort model and we begin a new cohort every three years. Our most recent cohort began in 2011 and we will begin another cohort group in 2014. Those students with BSW degrees from CSWE (Council on Social Work Education) accredited programs may apply for Advanced Standing in the MSW Program. Advanced Standing Students will join the 2014 cohort group during the summer of 2015.
Courses are offered on Monday and Wednesday evenings at the IPFW campus from 6:00 p.m. – 8:40 p.m. in order to best accommodate the needs of working professionals. Occasionally, on line courses are also offered.
The MSW Application for the next cohort group starting in 2014 will be available soon.
Pre-requisites: Applicants, regardless of bachelor's degree, must have completed six social science courses. These courses can be from any of the following disciplines: social work, psychology, sociology, criminal justice, anthropology, political science, or economics. An applicant may have no more than 3 pre-requisites from economics or political science. Other listed majors may have all 6 pre-requisites from their discipline. We will also review transcripts and syllabi upon request to see if other courses would count for this requirement.
A course in statistics is another pre-requisite requirement. If students take statistics in a social science area, such as social work, sociology or psychology, statistics will also count toward the social science requirement. Students who already possess a bachelor's degree are welcome to take statistics pass or fail, if the university and professor permit the option.
The list of courses on the following link represent statistics courses that have been previously approved by Indiana University School of Social Work:
GPA: The IUSSW wants students to have a 3.0 GPA in the last 60 hours of the undergraduate degree. Students with a GPA below 3.0 may petition for an exception by following the directions in the application. The petition gives students the opportunity to explain any obstacles that prevented them from achieving a higher GPA or to present other evidence about their ability to be successful in graduate school.
Jan Nes, MSW, ACSW, LCSW
MSW Program Coordinator for the IPFW Campus
Indiana University Purdue University at Fort Wayne
2101 East Coliseum Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 4680