Apply to Mizzou
If you plan to attend MU and get a BSW, you should declare social work as your major when you fill out your Undergraduate Admissions Application to Mizzou. An advisor will be assigned to you from the School of Social Work.
Apply for the Professional BSW Program
Once undergraduate social work students have completed their pre-professional requirements, they apply to the Professional BSW Program to complete core courses and field experience.
Applications are competitive, and declaring or transferring into the social work major does not guarantee admission to the Professional BSW Program.
To be considered for admission to the Professional BSW Program, students must complete a minimum number of credit hours and a range of liberal arts courses.
Academic Eligibility Requirements:
Regular deadline: February 15 by 4:00 pm
Late deadline: May 15 by 4:00 pm
If the deadlines fall on a weekend or MU holiday, the deadline is the following business day.
How to Apply
Fill out an application form:
- Professional BSW application form (online)
The Bachelor of Social Work program is unable to accept applications in-person at this time. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are unable to submit all of/portions of your application online and need to make other arrangements. Applications will not be reviewed until all application documents, including recommendation forms, are received.
We cannot review your file unless all items are received.
Criminal History Statement:
Please note: If you have criminal history, including misdemeanor or felony, your practicum placement will be affected. Please know this is a risk you assume and your choices of practicum placements may be severely limited. This means there might not be a placement available or the placement(s) you desire may not be an option. The Field Education Office attempts placements for all students but cannot change agency policy regarding acceptance of students with a criminal history. The date and type of offense both figure heavily into placement options (the more recent the offense the less likelihood of acceptance by agencies). The student must be aware that he/she will need to accept the placement available regardless of student preference or career plans or the student may have to delay practicum until an accepting agency is available.
In addition, please be aware that, depending on the offense, your ability to become licensed may also be affected. For additional information regarding licensure you can contact the Missouri Division of Professional Registration at http://pr.mo.gov/socialworkers.asp or contact them by phone at (573) 751-0885.