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  1. Anyone out there accepted or considering CSUMB for MSW?
  2. Those going through the application process for the California State University graduate programs at whatever campus, this is a place to share progress and ask questions. If we work together and support eachother we each stand a greater chance of success in admission to the CSU of choice. Please include your stats when pertinent.
  3. I applied in January to UIC. I have seen threads from years past that said UIC was notorious for having a long delay in getting back to applicants. This is the only school I applied to (want to stay in Chicago, did private undergrad at Loyola, can't afford private masters) and I just wanted to know if anyone else had been accepted and how long it took?
  4. Hello!! I have not read much about anyone applying and/or being accepted to Portland State. I just got accepted on Friday, and will be attending in the Fall!! I am very excited. I am actually currently in an MSW program here in California, but I applied as a transfer student. Soo happy I got accepted. Is anyone else here going to attend PSU?
  5. Hi everyone! I'm wondering if anyone has had any updates on their application status? I submitted my application for the Flex program on 1/19/17. I called yesterday to ask what the notification process is like and a woman in the MSW Dept. told me that they "don't know" and that some years it takes a month and some years it takes three months. She did say that the next step would be to get called for an interview. My Application Status still says "Thank you for applying to Cal State Fullerton. We have received your application. No admission decision has been made at this time" Has anyone (2-year or Flex) heard anything or heard anything different than what she mentioned? Let me know!
  6. Having many shared sleepless nights about which is best. One provides many clinical courses, while the other provides more field work. I am in Southern California and it pays to go with big names like USC, and or locally with the Cal States. I am single mom and will be doing online program. Any advise about the programs. I noticed people asking the same question but not posting back. I wish this site had more support from students experiences with the programs they selected.
  7. I just received my acceptance letter (email) without any information about financial aid. I wanted to ask: has anyone NOT received ANY grants or scholarships for this program? I applied the last week of February incase anyone was wondering the duration to hear back on your application.
  8. I'm a prospective MSW applicant (applying Fall 2017 for Fall 2018) and would like to reach out to those of you who have already done extensive research on MSW programs. I am primarily interested in working with women, LGBT populations, and those affected by sexual assault and/or sexual/domestic violence. I would like to do research in gender, sexuality, and trauma. Which MSW programs have a strong curriculum in these issues or even offer specific concentrations in violence, gender, or trauma? Where should I look? Thank you!
  9. Applying for clinical MSW programs in NY. Do they pay for field placements?
  10. Hi everyone, I recently got accepted to York's 2-year MSW program and got off the waitlist for UBC Okanagan's 2-year (foundational) MSW program. I'm having a hard time deciding between the two and was wondering if anyone had any insight for either of these programs. I live in the Greater Toronto Area, so that really draws me to York since they offer a considerable amount of funding as well. The offer that I received from UBC-O has no funding and living in Kelowna seems to be expensive. I am interested in clinical social work, but at the same time I am curious about other aspects of the field (i.e. macro/mezzo level work). I know that York is known as a critical social work program and UBC-O is more focused on the clinical aspects of things, so that's another factor. I am a bit confused and was hoping that if there are any individuals who have attended either of these schools or are currently in them could discuss their experiences and possibly the type of placements that they have done or what other students they know may have done. Thank you,
  11. Hello, I currently work a very stressful job as a care manager coordinating svs for 65+ elderly clients. I have a caseload of 84 clients and I am looking to pursue a very affordable MSW online. Online will be the best option for me given that my job requires me to be on call and I spend a great deal of time past my regular working hours completing documentation, assessments, dealing with crisis. However, I am a bit hesitant about online programs due to the online stigma. I live in CT and I am worried about enrolling in online school in a states like North Dakota, SC, Florida where there are affordable programs. What will employers think? I want to complete my MSW asap and I am looking to start this year, deadlines have passed for in state MSW programs. If I attend in state schools like UCONN or SCUS I will have to wait until next year to apply and will have to attend part time which drags out to 3 years. Any advice or experience with good online programs anyone?
  12. I've been waiting to hear back from the NYU MSW program, and I just so happened to be in my Trash folder (Gmail) yesterday, and saw my acceptance and a slew of subsequent emails from them dated April 3rd onwards. I also received an application notification from NYU Steinhardt in the Trash as well from yesterday. I've never seen any of these emails before yesterday. I've tried to move everything back to the Inbox, and they're there for 3 seconds when I do it on the phone but get pulled back into Trash. Nothing happens when I'm in Gmail. I also have no filters set up. It's a good thing I ended up in my Trash folder, otherwise I would have missed out on some important registration deadlines I've already missed out on some webinars. So, this is just a notice for everyone to check their Trash folders (different from Junk)!!
  13. This thread is for hopeful applicants wishing for admission into UCLAs MSW program for Fall 2017 or Fall 2018. Please provide your stats, update progress, and be supportive.
  14. I would like to invite anyone who has attended or is currently in a Cal State MSW program to please share your thoughts and experience on the program. As an applicant, I felt there wasn't enough information out there to make a decision on which schools would be a good fit for me. Some examples of questions I haven't found many answers to: What kind of social work interests you? Did/do you enjoy your overall program experience? What was faculty/staff like? What was the internship process and experience like? Is self-care emphasized in the program? Did/do you feel prepared going into the field? Thanks for sharing!
  15. Hello all, I have applied to Denver University and was accepted. I live about an hour away and would have to drive there two days a week. I have also applied to Metropolitan State University Denver, which has an online MSW program. I am wondering if anyone has experience with an online MSW program and/or if going in-person is better? I have taken online classes before and I do fine. The other question I have is if the name matters in MSW programs? DU is a lot more expensive, but also has a better-known program than MSU. Any help is appreciated!
  16. Hello all, I submitted my application on 10/17. I sent my transcripts on 10/20 and was just wondering if anyone knows if I will receive a notification when my application is complete or under faculty review? Thanks in advance!
  17. Due to some serious health issues and need for intensive treatment I may need to choose a plan B program for Fall. I'm trying to decide which Terminal Master's option would provide the best career options. I am interested in flexible work hours, research experience, and work in the medical field. My options are: -Master of Science in Clinical Psychology w/ license as Psychological Associate. -Master of Social Work to become a LCSW or LMSW -Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling to become Licensed Professional Counselor While the MSW would allow me to work in the medical field, I'm not all that interested in Social Work as a career. The Clinical Psychology program would allow me to be a researcher as well as potential doctoral study. The Counseling program has the best job options.
  18. Hi, I am currently trying to decide between 2 online MSW programs, USC and Simmons College. Has anyone attended or is currently attending either program that can give me feedback? One of the major deciding factors for me is the length of each program. I was accepted into both Full Time programs, USC being a few months shorter than Simmons. Any help would be much appreciated!
  19. Hey everyone! I've seen a whole bunch of area and school specific posts and decided to go ahead and start one for Boston so we can all keep each other updated. I applied to Simmons, Boston College and Smith (which is a ways outside of Boston but I figured I'd give it a mention anyway). Simmons sent me an email that they made a decision and placed it in the mail on Friday. All of this waiting is driving me nuts!
  20. Any other Columbia hopefuls out there? It's my top school and I just thought it would be nice to have a thread started for CSSW applicants for 2017! I've applied for the standard 2 Year MSW program. Let's all keep each other updated on our application statuses and such!
  21. Hey guys, anyone heard back from UGA regarding if they were accepted to the MSW program for fall 2017? Everything received by school on 1/28. If you have heard back, how were you notified? Freaking out because decisions were supposed to be made by April 1st!
  22. Hey everyone just got an email inviting me to a group interview for MSW program. Soooo nervous anyone can help out with what to expect ? I saw a couple of posts but they are so dated wanted to see some recent experiences. Thanks so much!
  23. Hey, everyone I was recently admitted to Simmons and Smith MSW programs, but both were entirely too expensive (around 80k in debt, taking into account both scholarships and grants). I've been pretty bummed about it and now I'm worried I won't be able to pull off going to grad school in the fall, even despite getting accepted. I have also been admitted to BC and Loyola, but haven't heard back about funding for either. I'm hopeful, but still skeptical. I have read a few threads asking how much debt is too much, etc. and it seems that the general consensus is that it's a personal preference. This has made me curious. How much are you, personally, okay with going into debt for a MSW? What is your thought process to come to that conclusion? What are the ways that you expect going into that debt will be worth it in the long run? I still realize that this will end up being a personal preference, but I think it is a worthwhile conversation. I hope somebody can bring some points to light that I hadn't previously thought of.
  24. I got an email saying: "Smith College School for Social Work is pleased to assist in financing your education. Your official financial aid award is now available to view online through BannerWeb." However, the information isn't available... Does that mean I got in???? So confused! Thoughts?
  25. Hello everyone! I applied to Hunter and Smith and just recently heard back from Hunter regarding an interview. Any tips? Has anyone heard back from Smith for RD? I finished my application on 2/17. Thoughts on both schools? xo