Master of Social Work (MSW)

Requirements and Details


Complete admission and program requirements are found in the University Catalog.


The two-year Foundation program is for the applicant with a bachelor degree other than social work and for applicants whose Bachelor's in Social Work (BSW) is older than seven years.

The Advanced Standing track is for applicants who have received the BSW degree within the last seven years.

Admission is competitive and selection is based on an evaluation of all factors.

Once the program is full, qualified applicants are placed on a wait list in the event space becomes available. The wait list decision date is March 31. 

MSW Supplemental Essay - Required at time of application

As part of the online application process, please upload in the writing sample feature an essay that is:

  •  Three to five typed double spaced pages (12 point font).
  • Include citations for any sources used.

Please respond to the questions below: 

How are your career goals consistent with:

  • The mission of the Department of Social Work
  • The mission of the Master of Social Work program
  • The values of the social work profession as articulated in the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics

Describe a social justice issue that is of interest to you and describe the contribution you plan to make toward the resolution of the problem.

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