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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.

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. You will receive frequent communication from both the UConn Graduate School and the UConn School of Social Work throughout the time as an applicant and an accepted student. It is important that all communication is reviewed and responded to in the appropriate manner.

Early Submission of Your Application

Early submission of your application is encouraged as there is a limited number of applicants that can be accepted. Since applicants not only apply for admission to the School, but to a specific concentration, early applications have a better chance of acceptance.

Application Fee

Submission of the application requires a non-refundable $75 application fee at the time your online application is submitted.

Graduate School Fee Waiver Policy

The Graduate School has agreed  to offers fee waivers to prospective students associated with the following organizations and partnerships at the following link:

Preparing your application

Before beginning the online application, download and read the following document
Advanced Standing

Applicants who choose this option will need their BSW degree conferred prior to the beginning of the advanced standing summer session which begins mid-July.  All advanced standing applicants will be considered for the regular MSW program if they are not accepted as an advanced standing student.

Reapplication Process

Applicants must complete  a new application, upload all of the required documents and pay the application fee of $75.  It is suggested that applicants update their personal statement and consider updating recommendations since this could have impacted the outcome of the previous decision.  In order to begin a new application, a new user name/account must be created in the application system and all required information completed/uploaded.

Begin Online Application

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