Social Work

The Master of Social Work Program began in January 1995. The degree program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

The curriculum of the MSW Program is designed to prepare students for advanced level professional practice in Social Work. The program provides a rigorous intellectual base, an opportunity for effective skill development, and an educational perspective that views human diversity as desirable and enriching to society.

Admission Requirements

  • Three letters of recommendation (forms from the School of Social Work)
  • Current resume
  • Essay of three to five pages explaining:
    • Why applicant wants to be a social worker
    • Why a graduate degree in social work is necessary to fulfill professional/personal objectives
    • Views on diversity in society
    • A situation in which applicant was the recipient/provider of help, emotionally, socially, or economically, and how this impacted desire to pursue an advanced degree in social work
  • Application Checklist
  • Preferred Program Format Form 

Application Deadline

  • March 31 for Fall enrollment (Advanced Standing Program)
  • June 15 for Fall enrollment (Full-time and Part-time Program - Main Campus and Wayne College)
  • October 31 for Spring enrollment (Lakewood Campus only)

Assistantship/Scholarship Information

Not all departments offer graduate assistantships. Students should inquire with the department directly to determine assistantship availability.

Financial Aid Information

Paying for college is a vital part of the education process. It is important to be informed of the many sources of aid available. Student loans are available to degree-seeking graduate students. Information on student loans can be found through the Office of Student Financial Aid. The Office of Student Financial Aid is located in Simmons Hall.

Tuition and Fees

Current tuition and fees schedules can be found through the Office of Student Accounts.

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