Online MSW Programs with No GRE Requirement

There are several online Master of Social Work (MSW) programs that do not require the GRE or any other form of standardized testing. Other programs only require the GRE if an applicants GPA is below a certain threshold. Finally, there are some programs that do require the GRE for all applicants independent of their GPA.

On OnlineMSWPrograms.com, We classify any program that requires two or less visits to the campus per year as an online program. Currently, there are 34 schools that offer online MSW programs and the requirements for the GRE are broken down as follows:

Traditional Online MSW Programs (34)

  • No GRE Required: 22 schools
  • Requirement Based on GPA: 8 schools
  • Required for All Applicants: 4 school

Advanced Standing Online MSW Programs (24)

  • No GRE Required: 18 schools
  • Requirement Based on GPA: 2 schools
  • Required for All Applicants: 4 schools

The GPA requirement varies by university. For some schools, the minimum undergraduate GPA for which students are not required to take the GRE is a 3.0. While for others, it is 2.7. See the table below for GRE requirements for each online MSW program.

FEATURED ONLINE MSW PROGRAMS (NO GRE REQUIRED)

FEATURED ONLINE MSW PROGRAMS (NO GRE REQUIRED)
SCHOOL DESCRIPTION
Fordham University An Online MSW with a Future-Focused Curriculum
University of Denver A Social Justice–Focused Online MSW
Simmons University Top-Ranked Clinical Social Work Program with Specializations
Dedicated Field Placement Team, Multiple Start Dates
University of Southern California Top-Ranked Program with Multiple Concentrations and Start Dates
No Campus Visits Required, Dedicated Field Placement Team

These schools offer CSWE accredited online MSW programs with no campus visits required

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GRE Requirements for Traditional Online MSW Programs

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GRE Requirements for Traditional Online MSW Programs
SCHOOL NAME STRUCTURE OF PROGRAM* PROGRAM OPTIONS MINIMUM GPA GRE REQUIREMENTS
Arizona State University 100% Online FT & PT 3.0 (in last 60 semester hours) GRE or MAT Only required for students with a GPA lower than 3.2
Boise State University 100% Online FT & PT 3.0 preferred Not required
Boston University 100% Online PT 3.0 Not required
California State University, Northridge 100% Online FT 3.0 Only required for students with a GPA between 2.5 - 2.99
California State University, San Bernardino Limited Campus Visits Required PT 3.0 (2.8 may be considered) Not required
Case Western Reserve University 100% Online PT 2.7 Only required for students with a GPA lower than 2.7
Columbia University Limited Campus Visits Required FT & PT No Minimum GPA (Average GPA 3.5) Not required
Edinboro University 100% Online FT 3.0 Only required for students with a GPA lower than 3.0
Florida State University 100% Online PT 3.0 GRE required
Fordham University 100% Online FT & PT 3.0 Not required
Humboldt State University Limited Campus Visits Required PT 3.0 Not required but recommended if GPA is below 3.0
Indiana University Limited Campus Visits Required PT 3.0 Not required
Louisiana State University 100% Online FT & PT 3.0 GRE required
Our Lady of the Lake University 100% Online PT 2.5 Not required
Portland State University Limited Campus Visits Required PT 2.5 Not required
Rutgers University 100% Online PT 3.0 Not required
Saint Leo University Limited Campus Visits Required FT & PT 3.0 Only required for students with a GPA lower than 3.0
Simmons University 100% Online FT & PT 3.0 Not required
The Catholic University of America 100% Online PT 3.0 Preferred Not required
Texas State University - San Marcos 100% Online PT 3.0 Not required
University at Buffalo (SUNY) 100% Online PT 3.0 Not required
University of Alaska Anchorage Limited Campus Visits Required FT & PT 3.0 Preferred Not required
University of Central Florida 100% Online PT 3.0 Not required
University of Denver 100% Online FT 3.0 preferred Not required
University of Houston 100% Online PT 3.0 GRE required
University of Louisville 100% Online FT & PT 2.75 Only required for students with a GPA between 2.5 - 2.75
University of New England (UNE) 100% Online PT 3.0 Not required
University of New Hampshire 100% Online FT 3.0 Not required
University of North Dakota Limited Campus Visits Required PT 3.0 Not required
University of Southern California (USC) 100% Online FT & PT 3.0 Not required
University of Tennessee at Knoxville 100% Online FT & PT 3.0 GRE required
University of Texas - Arlington 100% Online PT 3.0 Only required for students with a GPA lower than 3.0
Western New Mexico University 100% Online FT & PT 2.75 Not required
Widener University 100% Online PT 3.0 Not required

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GRE Requirements for Advanced Standing Online MSW Programs

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GRE Requirements for Advanced Standing Online MSW Programs
SCHOOL NAME STRUCTURE OF PROGRAM* PROGRAM OPTIONS MINIMUM GPA GRE REQUIREMENTS
Boise State University 100% Online FT & PT 3.0 preferred Not required
Boston University 100% Online PT 3.0 Not required
Case Western Reserve University 100% Online PT 2.7 Only required for students with a GPA lower than 2.7
Edinboro University 100% Online FT 3.0 Not required
Florida State University 100% Online PT 3.0 GRE required
Fordham University 100% Online PT 3.0 Not required
Humboldt State University Limited Campus Visits Required PT 3.5 Not required
Indiana University Limited Campus Visits Required PT 3.0 Not required
Louisiana State University 100% Online FT 3.0 GRE required
Our Lady of the Lake University 100% Online PT 3.0 Not required
Saint Leo University Limited Campus Visits Required FT 3.25 Not required
Simmons University 100% Online FT 3.3 Not required
Texas State University - San Marcos 100% Online PT 3.0 Not required
University at Buffalo (SUNY) 100% Online PT 3.0 Not required
University of Alaska Anchorage Limited Campus Visits Required FT & PT 3.0 (3.5 in BSW core courses) Not required
University of Houston 100% Online PT 3.0 GRE required
University of Louisville 100% Online FT & PT 3.0 (3.25 in Social Work Courses) Not required
University of Missouri 100% Online PT 3.0 Not required
University of New England (UNE) 100% Online PT 3.0 Not required
University of North Dakota Limited Campus Visits Required PT 3.0 Not required
University of Southern California (USC) 100% Online FT & PT 3.25 (3.5 in Social Work Courses) Not required
University of Tennessee at Knoxville 100% Online FT & PT 3.0 GRE required
University of Texas - Arlington 100% Online PT 3.0 Only required for students with a GPA lower than 3.0
Western New Mexico University 100% Online FT & PT 2.75 Not required

 

*All online MSW programs require field education at a local health services agency. Programs that are 100% online do not require students to visit the campus during the program.

Program options include full-time (FT) and part-time (PT) programs. Most full-time online MSW programs designed for traditional students take two years to complete, whereas part-time programs typically take two and a half to four years to complete depending on the program.


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