The deadline for 2018 MSW Programs has passed. Applicants can check the status of their applications by logging into the MyGrad Program portal - applicants can also check there for status of reference submissions, and update transcripts after submission.
New MSW applications for 2019 will be available in September 2018 (with an anticipated deadline in January 2019). Please do not attempt to submit an application yet for the 2019-2020 school year. Prospective MSW students are encouraged to explore these resources:
- MSW Information Sessions (on-campus sessions, and online webinars)
- Watch a recording of a recent MSW info session webinar
- 2017 MSW Admission Class Profile (application statistics)
- MSW Frequently Asked Questions
- MSW Academics (*details about MSW concentration areas, example practicum sites)
*Current year information; subject to change in the future
The UW School of Social Work seeks to enroll well-qualified students with diverse backgrounds. We especially seek applicants committed to working with diverse populations. Admission to the Master of Social Work Program is selective and based on a thorough review of relevant professional and academic background, potential for success in graduate study and potential to contribute to the profession. Our commitment to diversity is elaborated in the document Essential Skills, Values and Standards of Professional Conduct. It outlines the qualities and professional behavior expected of students. All applicants should carefully review these essential abilities before applying.
MSW Application Timeline, Instructions and Materials
The deadline for 2018 MSW Programs has passed. Do not attempt to submit an application; 2019 MSW applications will be available in September.
Notification of Decisions
The review of applicant files is an important and time-intensive effort taken by the school’s faculty. Applicants will be notified of an admission decision by electronic mail by the end of March. Please monitor your spam and other inbox folders if you feel you have missed any communication from us.
Eligibility Criteria and Special Applicant Groups
When the application instructions become available, please review the instructions for in-depth details about eligibility requirements and the application process. Admission is competitive, and applicants are evaluated holistically. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required for the MSW program. While there are no prerequisite classes necessary for admission, applicants are strongly encouraged to complete a Statistics course in advance of starting the program.