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Admission Requirements

The minimum admission requirements are:
  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university

  2. A grade point average of at least 2.75 (A=4.0) for the final 60 semester or 90 quarter hours of undergraduate study

  3. A liberal arts background consisting of credit received on the collegiate level in the following areas:
    • English composition, with a minimum grade of "C"

    • Social and Behavioral Sciences (20 semester hours in some combination of Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Economics and or Political Science).

  4. A course in statistics passed within the past six years with a minimum grade of "C"

Ideally applicants should meet the admission requirements by the time of application. Definitely those minimum requirements should be met by the end of spring semester academic term (April or May) prior to the fall enrollment for the applicant. Documentation should be received by May 31 unless permission is given for a different date for the receipt of the documentation.

Applicants should note that meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

Furthermore, it should be noted that interviews are not required and may not be requested by an applicant. Interviews may be requested by the Director of Admission on a case-by-case basis. This is the rare exception and not the rule.

Please see the Application Procedures page for links to the application.

Office of Admissions 
Jane Addams College of Social Work (MC 309) 
University of Illinois at Chicago 
1040 West Harrison Street 
Chicago, Illinois 60607-7134 
(312) 996-3218