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Apply for the Three-Year MSW Part-Time Program
Offered Only at USU Regional Campuses


The three-year part-time program begins fall semester of each third year. Over the course of nine semesters, students will complete 60 credits. In addition to coursework students in the three-year program will complete two internship, or practicum, experiences totaling 900 hours of field education. Applications may be submitted in the Fall prior to admittance. Notification of admittance will be distributed in March of each application cycle.

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

Application Window
Starting Semester
September 2016 - January 18, 2017 August 2017 August 2020
2020 September 2019 - January 15, 2020 August 2020 August 2023
2023 September 2022 - January 18, 2023 August 2023 August 2026
2026 September 2025 - January 14, 2026 August 2026 August 2029


Application Requirements

Applicants must have completed a bachelor's degree prior to matriculation into the program from an accredited college or university.

Coursework requirements: A minimum of 21 semester hours of social or behavioral sciences. Students deficient in this area will need to be highly qualified in other areas to be considered for admission. This coursework must include at least one introductory social or behavioral science course AND a research methods or statistics course. A 3.0 or higher grade point average for most recent 60 semester or 90 quarter credits.

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.

Entrance Exam: Either the GRE (Graduate Record Examination) or MAT (Miller Analogies Test) is a prerequisite for admission. Both tests are equally acceptable. If you have taken an entrance exam multiple times, the highest score will be used in the application process. When submitting your application, you may record unofficial test scores, but official test scores must be reported directly to the USU School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must demonstrate a score or scores at or above the 40th percentile of the above stated exams.

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 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 through the application portal OR emailed to our MSW Program Coordinator prior to application submission at 

Download the Portfolio Option Form here.

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 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 MSW 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 at the conclusion of your application.

Tuition and fees for Summer 2017 - 2018: $428 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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