If you are looking for information about applying to the MSW/PhD Joint degree program, please visit this page.
To apply, you will submit one application through the Graduate School. That application will serve as your application for both the Graduate School and the SSW. The application process is the same for on-campus and online program options.
First, create an account on the Graduate School application system. There, you will select “Social Work Master of Social Work (MSW)” as your program of interest.
Once you create an application through the application system, upload the following materials:
- Summer and Fall semester (on-campus and online, regular & advanced standing) – early priority January 15, rolling admission March 1
- Spring semester (on-campus advanced standing only) – early priority September 15, rolling admission November 15
- MSW/PhD (on-campus) – November 15
There is a non-refundable application processing fee of $65 for U.S. citizens and permanent residents and $90 for non-resident international students.
MSW/MPH Dual Degree students must be accepted to both the MSW and MPH programs. Visit the MSW/MPH Dual Degree Program page for more information.
MSW/PhD Joint Degree program students must be accepted to both the MSW and PhD programs. Visit the MSW/PhD Joint Degree Program page for more information.
Visit the Graduate School website for more information on applying as an international student.
If you have completed coursework or credit from another institution, check the transfer credit criteria.
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.
Graduate school can be an exciting time, and a big step toward a rewarding professional career. Often during these times it can be difficult to find balance between academic work, personal life, employment, and other areas of life. To ensure success, students can prepare for challenges and find a comfortable balance between work and personal life that may arise during practicum.
Below are tips and resources that may be beneficial in helping students remain proactive in their work, and avoid becoming overwhelmed or exceedingly stressed.