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Apply for the One- Year MSW Full-Time Advanced Standing Program
BSW Required - Logan Campus Only

The Advanced Standing (AS) program begins summer semester of each odd numbered year. Over the course of three semesters, students will complete 36 credits. The program begins with an intensive summer session during which students will complete two 3-credit seminars. After completion of the summer session, AS students will join the full-time students in their second year of the traditional 2-year MSW program coursework and internship. Applications may be submitted in the Fall prior to admittance. Notification of admittance will be distributed in December of each application cycle.

For an overview of the program schedule and requirements for admitted MSW Students, visit this page: MSW Program Requirement Sheet

Priority Application Deadline
Final Application Deadline
Starting Semester
September 30, 2019  November 15, 2019
May 2020
May 2021
September 30, 2020 November 15, 2020 
May 2021
May 2022
September 30, 2021 November 15, 2021 
May 2022
May 2023
September 30, 2022 November 15, 2022 
May 2023
May 2024


Application Requirements - NO Entrance Exam is Required for Utah State University's MSW Program

Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree in social work (BSW) from a CSWE-accredited college or university prior to matriculation in the MSW program. This degree must have been earned within the previous five years. The MSW Program can complement and build on the foundation of education gained at the Bachelor's level.

Coursework requirements: A 3.0 or higher grade point average for most recent 60 semester or 90 quarter credits; GPA of 3.3 or higher for al social work courses attempted. Each Social work course attempted must have earned a B grade or higher.

Coursework should include at least one introductory social or behavioral science course and a research methods/statistics course. A minimum of 21 semester hours of social or behavioral sciences is expected; students deficient in this area will need to be highly qualified in other areas to be considered for admission.

Applicants are required to submit official transcripts for each college or university attended. Please have the transcripts sent to the USU School of Graduate Studies Office. (USU Transcript code: 4857)

Applicants who have graduated from USU do not need to submit a transcript.

The online application will also request the completion of a form concerning your statement of purpose to ascertain your interest in, understanding of, and experience related to social work as a profession. Please note that this form is compatible with the most recent versions of Google Chrome, Mac IOS Safari, and Adobe Acrobat. When completed, please attach your completed Statement of Purpose form at Statement of Purpose Form

Three satisfactory letters of recommendation are required for the completion of any MSW application. Ideally, one letter will be submitted for each applicant from a faculty member familiar with the applicant's academic work, a field supervisor from a practicum or internship experience, and a supervisor from a significant human services work or volunteer experience.  If the applicant will be graduating with a BSW this coming semester, a letter from his/her practicum/internship supervisor is required for consideration into the Advanced Standing program.

The School of Research and Graduate Studies will send each recommender an electronic form to complete, as identified by the applicant. Please note that this form is compatible with the most recent versions of Google Chrome, Mac IOS Safari, and Adobe Acrobat. Please direct your referees to complete this form through the associated directions that are emailed to them through the School of Research and Graduate Studies. Reference Form

The application process requires a resume with relevant research, work and volunteer experience. Please follow the instructions included with the attached form and submit the form to your application at MSW Resume Template

A non-refundable $55 application fee is paid to the School of Graduate Studies Office. The payment is submitted online prior to uploading any application documents.

Tuition and fees for Summer 2017 - 2018: $436 per student credit hour (subject to annual increases)
MSW Full-Time (1-year) Advanced Standing Program: 36 credit hours
MSW Full-Time (2-year) Program: 60 credit hours

MSW Part-Time (1.5-year) Advance Standing Program: 36 credit hours
MSW Part-Time (3-year) Program: 60 credit hours

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