Application Process - Fayetteville State University

Report
Army-Fayetteville State University
Master of Social Work (MSW) Program
Active Duty Officer Admission
Process
2013-2014 Class
Guidelines for USAREC Recruiters
Dr. Dexter Freeman
US Army-FSU MSW Program
8 Mar 2011
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Army-Fayetteville State University MSW Program
Overview
PURPOSE: To provided an overview of the procedure for screening and
evaluating prospective students who desire to become active duty Medical
Service Corps officers so that they become active duty social work officers
by attending the Army MSW Program.
1.
Program Overview
2.
Prerequisites
3.
Application Process
4.
Application Packet
5.
Timelines
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Army-Fayetteville State University MSW Program
Program Overview
• Army MSW Program was created to serve as a force
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multiplier.
Program applicants are equipped to practice social work
in a military community during their MSW and phase II
internship
Program includes 2 phases:
– Academic phase 1 (14 months)
– Internship phase (24 months)
Students incur a 5 years and 2 months service
obligation
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Army-Fayetteville State University MSW Program
Program Overview
• Establish slots in the Army-Fayetteville State University
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(FSU) MSW program for active duty enlisted,
commissioned officers, and civilians seeking to become
active duty Army social work officers.
Compete with other USAREC accessions to fill up to 30
program slots.
All applications are pre-screened by the Army MSW
Program at AMEDD Center & School prior to being
reviewed by the USAREC selection board.
• Once the selection board approves applicants, selectees
will be approved by Fayetteville State University for
admission.
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Army-Fayetteville State University MSW Program
Program Prerequisites
• All applicants must:
– Have a liberal arts undergraduate degree (Preferably in
the social or behavioral sciences)
– Have an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0
– Score 290 (combination of quantitative & verbal) on GRE
within 5 years of program start date
– Be able to fulfill the service obligation
– Meet the requirements to become active duty
– Be approved by admission committees at AMEDD Center
& School and Fayetteville State University
– Meet the legal requirements to become a commissioned
MSC officer
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Army-Fayetteville State University MSW Program
Application Process
(Civilian Life Gain)
• Civilian applicant contacts local recruiter
• Recruiter determines eligibility for active duty
• Recruiter prepares applicant’s accession packet with
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copies of undergraduate transcript, personal statement,
letters of recommendation, and Graduate Record Exam
scores
Recruiter submits original copy of packet to AMEDDC&S
for pre-screen and approval (3 September 2012)
Recruiter submits accession packet to USAREC prior to
5 Feb 2013 board review
AMEDDC&S informs USAREC of applicants approved
(tentatively) for admission by AMEDDC&S admission
committee
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Army-Fayetteville State University MSW Program
Application Process
(Civilian Life Gain)
• USAREC board convenes and selects applicants for an
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order of merit list (OML)
USAREC provides Army MSW Program at AMEDDC&S
of OML
AMEDDC&S submits original application packet to
Fayetteville State University for final approval
AMEDDC&S informs USAREC of final approval and
commissioning and/or class assignment process begins
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Army-Fayetteville State University MSW Program
Application Process
(Enlisted & Non-Medical Service Active Duty Officers)
• Enlisted applicant contacts local recruiter
• Contact career manager to secure a conditional release
• Works with local AMEDD Healthcare Recruiter to
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Prepare application packet with original copies of
undergraduate transcript, personal statement, letters of
recommendation, Graduate Record Exam scores,
conditional letters of release, and other required
documents per the most recent USAREC MILPER
message
Submits original copy of packet to AMEDDC&S for prescreen and approval (3 September 2012)
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Army-Fayetteville State University MSW Program
Application Process
(Enlisted & Non-Medical Service Active Duty Officers
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Con’t)
AMEDDC&S sends a copy of the application packet to
USAREC for board
AMEDDC&S informs USAREC of applicants approved
(tentatively) for admission by AMEDDC&S admission
committee
USAREC board convenes and develops an OML from
applicants for upcoming MSW class
USAREC provides Army MSW Program at AMEDDC&S
the OML
AMEDDC&S sends original application packet to
Fayetteville State University for final approval
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Army-Fayetteville State University MSW Program
Application Process
(Medical Service Corps (MSC)Active Duty Officers)
• Active duty applicant contacts local recruiter
• Works with local Healthcare Recruiter to prepare
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application packet with original copies of undergraduate
transcript, personal statement, letters of
recommendation, Graduate Record Exam scores, and
other required documents IAW the most recent USAREC
MILPER message
Submits original copy of packet to AMEDDC&S for prescreen and approval (3 September 2012)
AMEDDC&S submits admission recommendations to
USAREC for the February selection board
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Army-Fayetteville State University MSW Program
Application Process
(Medical Service Active Duty Officers Con’t)
• USAREC board convenes and selects applicants for an
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OML of the upcoming MSW class
USAREC provides Army MSW Program at AMEDDC&S a
copy of the OML
AMEDDC&S sends original application packets to
Fayetteville State University for final approval
AMEDDC&S informs USAREC of final acceptance once
the university approves admission
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Army-Fayetteville State University MSW Program
Application Process
Part II
• Civilian life gain and enlisted selected applicants are
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commissioned and receive orders to attend the Basic
Officer Leadership Course (BOLC).
After successfully completing BOLC, selectees attend
the MSW Program
Students attend phase I (14 months) of the MSW
Program
After successful completion of phase 1, graduates
attend phase 2 (24 months) of the MSW Program at a
select internship site.
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Army-Fayetteville State University MSW Program
MSW Application Packet
• Undergraduate transcript should reflect
minimum overall GPA of 3.0
• Graduate Record Exam scores of 290 or higher
• Enlisted and non-MSC officers provide
conditional release from Branch to attend MSW
Program.
• Fayetteville State University Grad School
application
• 3 letters of recommendation
• 3 FSU Recommendation for Grad School Forms
• A signed personal statement
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Army-Fayetteville State University MSW Program
Application Packet
Information
• For information on personal statement components
• To download a copy of the recommendation form for
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individuals writing letters of recommendation
To download a copy of the FSU Graduate School application
form
Go to: http://www.uncfsu.edu/sw/fortsam/fortsam.htm
Academic applications packets should be mailed to
AMEDDC&S
Send no money with academic application packets
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Army-Fayetteville State University MSW Program
SUMMARY
• GRE scores within 5 years of program start
• Preferred undergrad will have degree in social
work, psychology, criminal justice, sociology,
or other social sciences
• Applicants must be pre-approved by the
AMEDDC&S and
• University approves selectees after USAREC
Board selection
• Service obligation is 5 years and 2 months after
completion of 24 month internship
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Army-Fayetteville State University MSW Program
MSW PROGRAM
Timeline
Announcement
1 May 12 – 3 Sep 12
AMEDD
Review
3 Sep 12 – 14 Dec 12
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USAREC
Board
Feb 2013
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Army-Fayetteville State University MSW Program
MSW PROGRAM
Timeline
FSU approval
Mar 2013
Selectee
Issued Orders
April 2013
Attend
BOLC
(Cohort I)
Jul 2013 *
* Cohort II BOLC begins October 2013; Cohort start date subject to change
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Army-Fayetteville State University MSW Program
MSW PROGRAM
Timeline
Graduate
BOLC
Begin MSW
Phase 1
Sep 2013*
16 Sep 2013*
Graduate MSW
Phase 1
21 Nov 2014 *
* Cohort II graduates BOLC Dec 13, begins MSW 13 Jan 2014, and graduates 27 Mar 2015
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Army-Fayetteville State University MSW Program
Points of Contact
Ms Wilma Ambrose
Education Technician
(210) 221-6887
[email protected]
Dr. Dexter Freeman
Director
(210) 221-6158
[email protected]
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