University of Connecticut

Apply for MSW

Application Deadlines

Standard MSW: February 1
Advanced Standing: January 15

Your completed application and all supporting documents must be received no later than the deadlines. If your application is submitted or completed after the deadlines, your application will not be reviewed.


Admission to the School of Social Work as a matriculated degree candidate is based on meeting the academic qualifications required of all students in the Graduate School plus an evaluation of the applicant’s potential for the profession of social work.

Applications are accepted or refused on the basis of breadth of background and experience or evidence of promise in the field of social work, as well as on academic preparation.

Applicants should be intellectually able, emotionally mature, interested in working with people, and potentially capable of assuming the heavy responsibilities which are inherent in social work.

The information provided in this section will serve as a guide for the application process. Included is information regarding admission requirements, process, required forms and application criteria.

The Application Process

UConn School of Social Work uses an online self-managed application process. This process places the responsibility on the applicant for the collection and submission of all documents. The application includes recommendations, personal statement, residence affidavit, and transcripts from all schools attended.

Early Submission of Your Application

Early submission of your application is encouraged as there is a limit (“cap”) on the number of applicants that can be accepted. Since students not only apply for admission to the School, but to a specific concentration, early applications have a greater chance of acceptance into their preferred concentration.

Ready to Apply?

Access the Online Application on the How to Apply for MSW page.