Apply Now The applications for the 2023 MSW and the PhD programs are now accessible.
Applicants for admission to the graduate program must meet the Admission Requirements of the Graduate College and the criteria outlined in the respective social work program's Admission Policy Statement document:
See the Manual of Rules and Regulations of the Graduate College on the Graduate College website for additional information.
Application deadlines depend on the learning center location and the degree path you are interested in.
Iowa City, Des Moines (Advanced Standing) - Studies begin Summer 2023
Iowa City, Des Moines (Regular Standing) - Studies begin Fall 2023
Iowa City (PhD Program) - Studies begin Fall 2023
Sioux City (Advanced and Regular Standing) - Studies begin Summer 2023
Quick Guide to applying to the MSW program
MSW Important Guidelines for Applying for Admissions 2023 (All Locations)
PhD Important Guidelines for Applying for Admission 2023 (Iowa City)
Important Forms for Admissions
We encourage prospective applicants to attend a Master of Social Work Information Session to learn more about the admission process and our programs. To view upcoming information session dates, click on the learning center location where you would like to enroll:
Iowa City M.S.W. Information Sessions
Des Moines M.S.W. Information Sessions
Sioux City M.S.W. Information Sessions
Online M.S.W. Information Sessions - The Online program is not admitting in 2023, the next cohort to start in summer 2024.