Graduate Application Process
On-Campus and Online Formats
The MSW is offered in both on-campus and online formats. The content is the same, only the mode of delivery and schedule differs. Learn more about the online MSW.
On-Campus Application Process
In order to submit an application for graduate study, applicants will need to complete the application for graduate study. The application process is self-managed.
During the online application process, applicants will have several opportunities to upload supporting documents. All materials should be uploaded within the online application as Word documents or PDF files. It is highly recommended that applicants choose to submit supporting materials online in order to expedite the application process. After the submission of the application, the applicant will receive an email prompt for the upload of any outstanding supplemental documents.
The official mode of communication between the College of Health and Human Services, the Office of Graduate Admissions, and applicants is email. Applicants will be notified of the status of their application and admission decision via email. Applicants must make sure their email stays active since it will be used to communicate with them throughout the application process. Applicants will receive periodic emails on the status of their application as it is processed.
Applications will be processed as quickly as possible; however, at peak processing times, it may take a few weeks from the time the application has been submitted. The applicant's updated online application status will not reflect the receipt of mailed or hand delivered documents until those documents have been manually entered into the university system.
After the applicant has received an email from the Graduate Admissions Office, the applicant can check their application status online. Applicants will be able to view when documents have been received, as well as which supporting materials are missing from the application.
The first time an applicant logs on to this system, the applicant will be asked to enter their login ID and password. Applicants must use the ID and password created upon starting the online application process. Remember, these are case sensitive.
Applicants should allow two to three weeks before checking the status of their application. Due to the volume of applications and supporting documents received daily by the Office of Graduate Admissions, items marked as outstanding may already have been received but not yet posted to the applicant’s record. Thus, applicants should be patient during peak application processing season. When an applicant’s record indicates an application status of complete, this means that all components have been received and the application has gone out for departmental review.
Applicants should allow six to eight weeks turn-around-time from date of the email. Applicants will be notified via email when a final decision has been made.
Applications received or considered incomplete as a result of missing documents after the application deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.