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Civilians desiring to become Active Duty Social Work Officers


PURPOSE. Provide information to potential applicants for the Master in Social Work (MSW) Program at the Army Medical Department Center & School (AMEDDC&S) via the U.S. Army Recruiting Command (USREC) Selection Board.

COURSE OVERVIEW. The Army-Fayetteville State University (FSU) MSW Program is a 14-month (for non-Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) or 9-month (for eligible BSW applicants) accelerated academic program. The academic phase of the Army-FSU MSW Program is followed by a 24-month post-graduate internship to allow graduates to meet independent practitioner licensing requirements for most states. 

ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS. This program is open to civilians who desire to become active duty medical service corps (MSC) Army social work officers.

COURSE PREREQUISITES. Applicants must have a liberal arts undergraduate degree from an accredited university. Past undergraduate coursework must includes 3 semester hours of humanities, 18 semester hours of social and/or behavioral sciences, and 3 semester hours of human biology.
APPLICATION PROCESS. Individuals interested in attending the Army MSW Program  should consult the current military personnel (MILPER) message that has been approved by the USAREC for additional information about the application process. In accordance with the MILPER message, applicants must contact their local AMEDD recruiter to begin the application process. The AMEDD recruiter will forward the applicant’s complete academic admission packet to the AMEDDC&S MSW Program in accordance with the instructions from the USAREC approved MILPER message. The recruiter will also submit a complete accession application packet to the USAREC Headquarters for the February selection board, prior to the published deadline. The USAREC board will only review applicants who have been academically approved by the AMEDDC&S MSW Program. The USAREC selection board will provide the AMEDDC&S MSW Program a list of board approved applicants for admission to the Army-FSU MSW Program. The AMEDDC&S MSW Program will then forward original academic applications of board approved applicants to FSU for final approval by the university. Once applicants receive their letters of acceptance, they will be scheduled to attend the MSC Basic Officer Leadership Course, prior to attending the MSW Program. 

APPLICATION PACKETS. Competitive academic admission packets must include official undergraduate transcripts that reflect an overall grade point average of 3.0 or greater;  Graduate Record Examination scores of 850 or greater that are not older than five years at the start date of the program for those personnel who took the GRE prior to 1 August 2011 and 290 or greater for all applicants; three (3) letters of recommendation and FSU Recommendation forms from professionals who can attest to the student’s capabilities for performing in a graduate level program; a personal statement of no more than five (5) typed, double-spaced pages addressing the student’s interest in pursuing a career in military social work,  a description of past paid or voluntary social work related experience, future career plans, past social work related community involvement, and a description of the student’s personal qualities that are consistent with the social work profession; Finally, a completed Fayetteville State University Graduate School Application for Admission.

The above application packet should be mailed to following address:

U.S. Army-Fayetteville State University MSW Program
ATTN: Ms. Wilma Ambrose, Education Technician
U.S. Army Medical Department Center & School
3630 Stanley Rd., Room 1306
Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234-6100

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