We know you have a lot going on, so we worked to make applying for the Iowa MSW easier than ever.

Applicants must meet the requirements of the University of Iowa Graduate College and the criteria outlined in our MSW admissions policy statement.

Application deadline

December 1st for advance standing 

February 1st for regular standing

Application checklist

  • University of Iowa graduate admissions application 
  • Two-page statement of purpose
    • Note: One-year Advanced Standing applicants have an additional question
  • Brief SSW supplemental data form
  • Resume
  • Name, email address, and phone number for two references:
    • One academic reference
    • One professional reference
  • Unofficial transcripts from all colleges you've attended (except the University of Iowa)

Skip the tests

No GRE test score is required for admission to the Iowa MSW program.

Easy application

Whether applying to the online or in-person program, the basic application is the same. 

Ready to get started?

Start your journey by checking out this quick guide to applying.