Do MSW rankings matter?
July 8, 2012 7:24 PM Subscribe
Do the rankings of the school matter when getting your MSW?
posted by youcancallmeal to Education (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm applying this winter for fall 2013 and am trying to decide if I need to take the GRE this summer/fall.
Many upper-ranked schools require it, but if I decide to stick with lower-ranked (and potentially cheaper) schools because rankings don't matter as long as the school is accredited, I don't need to stress about the GRE and can focus on volunteering and improving my application in other ways. My undergrad GPA was a 3.2 and my BA is in Political Science.
If it matters, I'll be studying child and family welfare, possibly in the Title IV-E program if I can get in. I currently work in an admin position at my state child welfare agency, so I do already know what I'm getting into there. Are there any schools (preferably in the northeast) that are especially good for this if rankings *do* matter?