Tips for Applying to the MSW Program
Bridgewater State University
Bridgewater State University's MSW Program are highly competitive
and are evaluated on the following five categories:
Point Average (GPA) minimum of 3.0;
response to the personal statement under Instructions for
personal statement as an indicator of your writing skills;
the following as you consider applying for our Program and filling
out the MSW Program Admissions Application:
did not attain the required 3.0 GPA, we recommend that you
enroll in at least two graduate courses and receive at least
a letter grade of "B" to demonstrate your likelihood of
success in a graduate level academic program.
strongly encourage you to talk with your references and to
get a copy of the letter they send, so that you know that
your references addressed your strengths and positively
addressed any weakness.
strongly encourage you to obtain a letter from at least one
of your previous professors who can speak to your academic
ability to be successful at the graduate level.
time and make sure that you address each point that is
requested of you on your personal statement.
outside reader to proofread your statement for grammar,
spelling, and language errors, as well as for content
related to the personal statement questions. Remember, this
personal statement is your only opportunity to provide the
Admission Committee with a positive impression of who you
are and of your commitment and desire to complete the MSW
are applying to two or more graduate programs, please
remember that each program is somewhat different. You will
want to respond to each MSW Program's individual requests,
as not all programs ask the same questions.
Last Modified: October 25, 2011