- Explore your MSW Concurrent Degree Path with the School of Social Work
Tuesday, December 14 | 5:30-6:30pm PT | via Zoom
The University of Washington's School of Social Work concurrent degree program offers students the opportunity to partake in interdisciplinary preparation that fits your professional career goals. Join Admissions and Program representatives from the School of Social Work for an information session providing insight on how you can pair your MSW with a concurrent degree. Learn about the pros and cons of pursuing this path, application tips, and how to connect with current students and alumni.
- MSW Special Topic Session: Program Culture(s), Strengths and Challenges
Thursday, January 22 | 6:00-7:00pm PT | via Zoom
Hosted by current MSW student information specialists Maura and Sommer, along with other current MSW students. Prospective students often ask us to "describe the culture" of our School -- but since UW SSW is home to many diverse programs and people, identifying one single program "culture" is difficult. Still, we want to help! Join us to ask questions and hear current student perspectives on important topics like program strengths, challenges, the MSW cohort experience, faculty, student support, diversity, equity & inclusion, field education (practicum), MSW specializations and more.
- MSW Special Topic Session: Social Work Careers
Thursday, January 27 | 6:00-7:00pm PT | via Zoom
Hosted by current MSW students Maura and Sommer, along with members of our Social Work Alumni Advocate Partners (SWAAP). Talk with UW School of Social Work graduates about potential career opportunities in the field of social work.
- MSW Online Information Sessions
Explore our event calendar for info session dates and Zoom links, and to register.
Previous Event Recordings:
- BIPOC Experiences - Students of Color at SSW
Watch the video recording here (recorded November 10th, 2020)
Hosted by current MSW students Sommer and Israt, with additional MSW students. Talk with BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) students from the UW School of Social Work. Prospective BIPOC students are invited to this space to build community and ask questions to current MSW graduate students. Hear tips, listen to student voices, and engage in conversation with BIPOC peers about navigating the University of Washington as a graduate student (campus resources, diversity, equity & inclusion, self-care, imposter syndrome, challenges, etc.). All prospective graduate students are encouraged to explore UW's Graduate Opportunities & Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP).
- Program Culture(s), Strengths and Challenges
Watch the video recording here (recorded December 1st, 2020)
Hosted by current MSW students Sommer and Israt, along with current MSW students. Prospective students often ask us to "describe the culture" of our School -- but since UW SSW is home to many diverse programs and people, identifying one single program "culture" is difficult. Still, we want to help! Join us to ask questions and hear current student perspectives on important topics like program strengths, challenges, the MSW cohort experience, faculty, student support, diversity, equity & inclusion, field education (practicum), MSW specializations and more.
- Facetime with Faculty!
Watch the video recording here (recorded December 14th, 2020)
What are classes like? What are some of the ways faculty engage in research and practice? What are current areas of interest or hot topics relevant to the field of social work? How do faculty support students at UW? Join us for an informal chat with a few of our amazing faculty! Hear about their work and ask your own questions. We look forward to engaging with you! Featured Speakers: Ariana Cantu, MSW, Zynovia Hetherington, MSW, Clara Berridge PhD, Rachel Wrenn, PhD
- Finding Your Community
Watch the video recording here (recorded January 14th, 2021)
Hosted by current MSW students Sommer and Israt, along with current MSW students. Ask questions and get tips about finding community - at SSW, at UW, and in Seattle (relocating to Seattle, social work student organizations and affinity groups, cohort dynamics, faculty engagement, and more).
- Preparing for Graduate School Writing: First Stop, Your Application Essay!
Watch the video recording here (recorded October 28, 2021)
Are you anxious, overwhelmed, or just curious about how to craft a strong MSW application essay--and knowing where to start? We can help! Join MSW program staff/faculty (including our Director of Admission and faculty members who serve as Admissions Reviewers) as we answer your questions, and offer expert insight and tips on how to approach your essay. While specific to our UW MSW essay prompt, this is helpful advice for any graduate school essay you're working on.
- The Funding Game: Planning for Graduate School
Watch the video recording here (recorded November 18, 2021)
So you want to go to graduate school to be a social worker (awesome)...but you're hesitant, asking yourself questions like "how will I pay for it / what aid is available?" and "how can I not feel overwhelmed by the funding process?" UW School of Social Work staff collaborated with campus partners at GO-MAP (Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program) and the Graduate Funding Information Service (GFIS) to bring you tips and resources to assist you in strategizing and navigating the complicated world of grad school funding. Join us to ask questions, and get insight as we demystify the process and provide actionable steps. Be sure to also explore GFIS, the Graduate School fellowships page and assistantships page, and our MSW funding pages.
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- MSW funding and application summary (PDF)
- Advising appointments & virtual drop-in hours
- BASW, MSW, and PhD information sessions
- Electronic viewbook: why Study Social Work at UW?
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