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
- Social Work experience is not required, but preferred
- A Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score is required.
- Three (3) letters of recommendation
- Personal Narrative Statement (4-5 pages)
- Current Resume
- Transcripts from each university and/or college attended.
January 10, 2017 for:
- Advanced Standing applicants (May enrollment in Chapel Hill)
Start Date: May 16, 2017
- Two-Year Full-time applicants (August enrollment in Chapel Hill)
We encourage early applications! Applicants to full-time programs who want to be considered for University Merit Awards or the Weiss Urban Livability Masters Fellowship are encouraged to submit their applications by December 13. Applications submitted after this date will still be considered, however, priority will be given to those that have submitted their applications by the recommended date.
February 14, 2017 for:
- Triangle Distance Education applicants (August enrollment in Chapel Hill)
- Winston-Salem Distance Education applicants (August enrollment in Winston-Salem)
Applicants may complete and submit an application by accessing 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. If an international applicant is admitted, they must provide documentation of their financial independence or support. Please visit UNC Global's International Student and Scholar Services for more information.