Admissions to the Masters Program
- A baccalaureate degree from a four-year college or university, or its international equivalent
- Broad liberal arts background encompassing knowledge and world views from a variety of disciplines
- Cumulative undergraduate grade point average
- A Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score is required.
- Minimum of 3 recommendations
- Personal Narrative Statement (4-5 pages)
- Social Work experience is not required, but preferred
- Current Resume
January 8, 2013 for:
- Advanced Standing applicants (May enrollment in Chapel Hill)
- Two-Year Full-time applicants (August enrollment in Chapel Hill)
We encourage applicants to apply early! Full-time applicants should complete their applications by December 11, 2012 if they would like to be considered for the University Merit Assistantship or the Weiss Urban Livability Masters Fellowship.
February 12, 2013 for:
- Triangle Distance Education applicants (August enrollment in Chapel Hill)
- Winston-Salem Distance Education applicants (August enrollment in Winston-Salem)
Early applications are encouraged. Applicants may complete and submit an application by accesssing the admissions portal .
The School is particularly interested in recruiting students who represent a range of cultural perspectives to serve the diverse populations in the Southeast and in the United States as a whole. The program is open to international students who are fluent English speakers. International applicants must:
- Have a minimum total score of 575 on the written version of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The test must have been taken within the last two years.
- Or minimum of 233 on the computer-based test
- Or a minimum of 90 on the Internet-based TOEFL with a minimum of 22 on each section.
TOEFL scores are not a requirement of students who are residents of a country where English is the language of instruction or if they hold a bachelor's degree from a U.S. institution. For more information, please visit UNC's Graduate School website.
All new international students are required to take the University's English Proficiency Test before registering for their first semester of study, unless they have been awarded a degree from a U.S. institution (excluding U.S. trust territories), or are a resident of a country where English is the language of instruction. International applicants must also provide documentation of their financial independence or support while they study in the United States.