Office of Admissions Operating Virtually

The University of Washington and the School of Social Work are making the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff a top priority during the COVID-19 pandemic.

At this time, the Office of Admissions is providing virtual support to prospective students. We encourage you to contact us via email at with any questions or to schedule a Zoom or phone advising appointment. Prospective students may also explore our events calendar, register for upcoming virtual information sessions, or schedule Zoom drop-in advising hours on Thursdays, 3 – 5 p.m. PT. 

The University of Washington continues to take appropriate action in response to COVID-19; see the official UW coronavirus website for updates and an FAQ. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

SSW Office of Admissions

A social work education like no other

At the UW School of Social Work we focus on delivering leading-edge learning opportunities that engage and transform students inside and outside of the classroom. Here you can select from top-notch academic offerings, work with renowned social work scholars, and participate in community-based projects, making a real impact on people's lives. Contact the Admissions Office and explore the world-changing career options for today's social work professional. 


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We welcome visits from prospective students. Drop-in advising hours are most Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 – 3 p.m. Select the link below for details.

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Find out why U.S. News & World Report ranked us No. 3 among 262 advanced social work degree programs in its 2020 Best Graduate Schools publication.

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