MSW Application Procedures
Step 1: All applicants must complete the online application by clicking the link below
Be sure you indicate that you wish to apply for the Master of Social Work Program.
Step 2: Additional MSW Supplemental Application Material
Applicants will be asked to download, complete and upload the following documents in a pdf format
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 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 applynow.usu.edu. You may download a copy of this form here.
Step 3: MSW Letter of Reference
Applicants will enter contact information for three recommenders in the Graduate School's system.
Recommenders will be contacted by the Graduate School.
Please note that recommenders must use the specialized fillable pdf form to provide their recommendations.
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. You may download a copy of this form here.
Step 4: Provide a copy of all your official academic transcript
Use the Graduate School's transcript code: 4857 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
- Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mail: School of Graduate Studies, 0900 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322-0900
Applicants who have graduated from USU do not need to submit a transcript.
Step 5: Register to take the GRE or MAT admissions test or submit a portfolio
Results to be sent directly to the USU's School of Graduate Studies
Portfolio Option: Applicants with two or more years of paid human service work experience by the application deadline may submit a portfolio in lieu of the entrance exam. Portfolios should include include the required form with a rating of their current level of competency in nine areas and a one-page letter addressed to the MSW admissions committee that describes their human service experience and the scope of their responsibilities. Portfolios can be submitted for review as a supplemental item after the application fee has been paid. Download the Portfolio Option Form here.
|Cohort Intake||Results Announcement|
|Spring (MSW 1.5 year part-time)||November (year before intake)|
|Summer (MSW 1 year full-time)||March (year of intake)|
|Fall (MSW 2 year full-time & 3 year part-time)||March (year of intake)|
For further questions, please contact:
Dr. Jess Lucero, MSW, PhD
MSW Full-Time Program Coordinator
Dr. Susan Egbert, MSW, PhD, LCSW
Clinical Assistant Professor
MSW Part-Time Program Coordinator
Becky Montoya, CSW
MSW Program Assistant