Joint Program in Social Work

Universities of NCA&T and UNCG

In addition to the  Application to the Graduate School and the Application Fee, you will need:

  • Official copies of all undergraduate and graduate school transcripts. Preferred undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above and graduate school GPA of 3.5 or above.
  • Three academic or professional references that attest to the student’s academic ability, nature of work performance, commitment to social work values, and ability to conduct scholarship.
  • GRE Exam is waived for 2020-2021!


Resume/Curriculum vita 

This should demonstrate:

  • Education,
  • Substantive areas of expertise or interest,
  • Professional positions,
  • Teaching or training experiences,
  • Research or grant experiences,
  • Professional publications and presentations,
  • Professional affiliations, honors, awards,
  • Service

Personal statement

This statement should: 

  • Describe your professional goals,
  • Describe your previous professional/academic experience and how that impacts your potential for engaging in doctoral-level scholarship,
  • Describe your interest in the Joint Ph.D. in Social Work Program,
  • Describe your research interest and tentative plan for research

Samples of Professional Writing

Include a sample of professional writing such as a research proposal, grant application, academic or professional report, or publication that demonstrates intellectual potential.

  • Note that interviews may be required.