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Important Tips

  • Prospective students are encouraged to attend one of the School of Social Work MSW information meetings.
      • These events are held on campus between September and December.
      • Please continue to check the School of Social Work website periodically for updates!
  • Applicants are required to apply to the University ( as well as to the School of Social Work. Admission to the School of Social Work is contingent upon admission to the University by Enrollment Services.

  • Carefully read the entire application! Applicants are expected to provide complete and accurate information.

  • Fully assemble your application packet at the time of submission.
      • Incomplete applications will not be processed.
      • An applicant will be notified via email if the packet is incomplete.
      • The applicant will have until the deadline to complete the packet.
  • The Master of Social Work application deadline is January 15.
      • The School of Social Work will start accepting applications after October 1.
      • Applications will not be accepted after the deadline.