College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences > Academics > Social Work > Graduate Programs > Social Work (MSW) > Admission Requirements
All applicants are advised to apply as early as possible as admission is limited and selective. Applications are reviewed for Autumn quarter admission. MSW students may be able to register for classes in earlier quarters but since internships are completed during the regular academic year (starting early Autumn quarter and ending late Spring quarter) courses taken before Autumn quarter will not result in in early graduation.
For admission in the Autumn Quarter, the deadline for full-time (two-year) applicants is May 1, while the part-time (options for three years or four years) applicants should have applications begun by July 15.
The program's admission criteria center on assessing readiness for graduate education and readiness for the profession of social work. The MSW program's admission 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 the
International Admission page for exact information.
Applicants to the MSW Program begin by completing the
DePaul online application. Applicants are then contacted by the Graduate Admission Office with a checklist of supplementary materials required to complete the application. Current required materials are:
All paper materials should be mailed to:
DePaul UniversityCollege of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Office of Graduate Admission 2400 N. Sheffield Ave. Chicago, IL 60614.
Application materials 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.
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