Acknowledgement of a criminal activity is not automatic grounds for denying your application. Please be aware that some agencies will not accept students in field placements who have a criminal history, past issues with domestic violence (as the agressor), or abuse of children or vulnerable adults. Some agencies will require a criminal background check. Inability to complete the Field Placement component will prevent you from graduating with an MSW. In addition, you should consult your state/jurisdictional law to determine any effect your past criminal history may have on your ability to become licensed in the state where you inted to work. We encourage you to discuss any past issues with the Admissions Committee and/or state licensing body.
Brescia University's MSW program is not yet accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). We are actively working through the accreditation process, which takes three to four years. Students admitted during or after the academic year in which the program is granted candidacy will be recognized as having graduated from an accredited program.
I certify that I have read all of the instructions and that I have answered all of the questions completely and truthfully. I understand that misrepresentation of any portion of this application, including identity, supporting credentials and documents, may be cause for canceling my admission or dismissing me from the program after admittance.
I understand and agree to follow the NASW Code of Ethics.
I understand that all credentials and documents that I submit become the property of Brescia University and will not be returned.
I understand that the program reserves the right to interview any applicant.
I understand that the MSW Program does not grant academic credit for life experience or previous work experience in lieu of social work courses or field requirements.
Upon acceptance into the program, I will be required to (a) provide a copy of a non-expired photo ID, and (b) complete a synchronous, online (with webcam), introductory meeting with my advisor or other faculty, which may be recorded for the purpose of authenticating student identity.