Advanced Standing and Standard MSW Program Application Details 

All required admission materials are submitted directly to Graduate College. Applications will be reviewed once all required materials have been received. Once the posted deadline has passed, incomplete applications may be denied and applicants will be required to reapply and pay the application fee for the following admitting term to be considered. We encourage applicants to track application details through their MyASU portal. Please note that transcripts from ASU do not need to be submitted with application materials. ASU students will have their transcripts automatically added to their application.  

 

Application Procedures for the MSW Advanced Standing Program

The rolling admission process is utilized for admission to the Advanced Standing Program and starts on September 1st with a final deadline set on January 8th. Please note all materials must be received by the posted deadline 

Applicants are eligible to apply to the advanced standing MSW if they have a 3.20 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of a CSWE accredited Social Work, BSW program.

All applicants must submit:

  • Graduate admission application and application fee
  • Official transcripts from each institution the applicant has attended.
  • Three letters of recommendation
    • You will be prompted on the Graduate College application to provide the name and e-mail addresses of at least 3 individuals that you would like use as a reference.
    • A combination of both academic and professional references are required. References from friends, family members or personal therapists will cause the application to be automatically denied. It is recommended that at least one of the academic or professional references be from your BSW field instructor, or from your supervisor if employed in a social work related job.
  • Statement of Educational and Career Goals: Format your three to five-page typewritten statement using twelve-inch font, one-inch margins, double-spaced addressing the following:  
  1. Experience, background and/or relationships that have influenced your selection of social work as your professional career (family, education, employment, diversity experience, volunteer involvements, and personal characteristics, etc.).
  2.  Your understanding of the responsibilities of the social work profession and specifically the role and responsibilities that you wish to be able to assume as a professional social worker.
  3. Reasons for selecting the program at ASU School of Social Work and thoughts on how the Mission Statement addresses your career goals.
  • 240 hours of volunteer and/or paid work experience in social services during a six month period within the past five years.
    • A professional resume should include volunteer and/or relevant paid experience. Be sure to provide a very specific description of duties/activities and include the hours and dates of the experience
    • Applicants may use this form to supplement their application: 240 Hours Human Service Experience.
  • Proof of English proficiency: An applicant whose native language is not English (regardless of current residency) must provide proof of English proficiency. Click here for more details. 

Application Procedures for the Standard MSW Program

All application materials for the Spring 2019 Online MSW Generalist program must be received by Nov 15th, 2018.

Applications will be available beginning September 1st.  The rolling admission process to both the Downtown campus and Tucson campus is utilized for admission to the MSW Standard Program with a final deadline set on June 1st with all materials must be received by June 15th. Please note all materials must be received by the posted deadline.

Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree from a regionally accredited institution. All applicants are required to have completed a course in human biology and a course in statistics before enrolling in the graduate program or before registering for SWG 519.

All applicants must submit:

  • Graduate admission application and application fee
  • Official transcripts from each institution the applicant has attended.
  • Test scores from either the GRE or the Miller Analogies Test are required only if the applicant's junior and senior GPA was below a 3.20 (scale is 4.00 = "A"). Applicants can waive the GRE requirement by completing two ASU pre-approved courses as a non-degree seeking student with a B or higher.
  • Three letters of recommendation
    • You will be prompted on the Graduate College application to provide the name and e-mail addresses of at least 3 individuals that you would like use as a reference.
    • A combination of both academic and professional references are required. References from friends, family members or personal therapists will cause the application to be automatically denied. It is recommended that at least one of the academic or professional references be from your BSW field instructor, or from your supervisor if employed in a social work related job.
  • Statement of Educational and Career Goals: Format your three to five-page typewritten statement using twelve-inch font, one-inch margins, double-spaced addressing the following:
  1. Experience, background and/or relationships that have influenced your selection of social work as your professional career (family, education, employment, diversity experience, volunteer involvements, and personal characteristics, etc.).
  2.  Your understanding of the responsibilities of the social work profession and specifically the role and responsibilities that you wish to be able to assume as a professional social worker.
  3. Reasons for selecting the program at ASU School of Social Work and thoughts on how the Mission Statement addresses your career goals.
  • 240 hours of volunteer and/or paid work experience in social services during a six month period within the past five years.
    • A professional resume should include volunteer and/or relevant paid experience. Be sure to provide a very specific description of duties/activities and include the hours and dates of the experience
    • Applicants may use this form to supplement their application: 240 Hours Human Service Experience.
  • Proof of English proficiency: An applicant whose native language is not English (regardless of current residency) must provide proof of English proficiency. Click here for more details.