All applicants are advised to apply as early as possible as admission is limited and selective. Applicants are strongly encouraged to enroll starting in the Autumn quarter in order to stay on track with their cohorts. For admission in the Autumn Quarter, the deadline for 2 year applicants is April 1, while the deadline for 4 year applicants is July 1. Applicants with BSW degrees applying for the advanced standing option must complete their application by February 15, and admitted students under this option begin courses in the Summer Quarter, then complete the Advanced year of the 2 year program beginning in the Autumn Quarter. For more information about the advanced standing option, click here.
The program’s admission criteria center on assessing readiness for graduate education and readiness for the profession of social work. The MSW Program’s admissions eligibility requirements include the following:
International students (those who were educated outside of the U.S. and/or require an F1 visa) must take additional steps to be considered for admission. Please visit http://las.depaul.edu/ProspectiveStudents/Graduate/InternationalAdmission.asp for exact information.
Applicants to the MSW Program, in addition to completing the DePaul online application (accessed through the "Apply Online" icon at left) are required to submit supplementary materials as outlined in the cover letter below. All paper materials should be mailed to: DePaul University, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Office of Graduate Admission, 2400 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago, IL 60614.
Application materials, except for letters of recommendation, can also be emailed to the Office of Graduate Admission at GradDePaul@depaul.edu (this includes colleges and universities that issue official electronic transcripts). Please make sure your name is on all documents.
The following materials are available for download :