IU School of Social Work is headquartered on the IUPUI campus with locations on 8 IU Campuses. The school also has the Department of Labor Studies
Admission to the Indiana University School of Social Work (IUSSW) is competitive. We have Master’s programs located across the state of Indiana and available online.
For Early Admission Consideration submit applications by February 1st
If you received a BSW within the past five years of your intended MSW start date, you are eligible for advanced standing admission. If you received a BSW outside of this time frame, or if you have a bachelor’s degree other than a BSW, you are eligible for regular standing admission.
Please note: Both applications must be completed in order for the school to process both applications. You will not recieve any communication if you only complete the IU Graduate Office application.
Only provide information in the required fields. Additionally, there is a $40 non-refundable application fee.
This form asks for information that will help the School decide your admittance. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information. The IUSSW reserves the right to withdraw an application and/or revoke an offer of admission if you do not provide this information in a timely manner.
Admissions decisions to the MSW program are primarily based on a review of your previous undergraduate and graduate work, your experience in human services (paid, volunteer, research, and internship), and the references and written documentation you provide. You must meet the following criteria:
Note: The Graduate Record Exam (GRE), the Miller’s Analogy Test (MAT), and other graduate tests are not required.
Once you submit your application, you will receive a number of emails regarding the application process:
Once the committee review is complete, you will receive an email with a decision of admission. To accept an offer of admission, you must complete an intent form and submit a non-refundable $100 enrollment deposit within a given time frame. Failure to meet this deadline may be cause for cancellation of admission. The offer of admission provides specific details about the intent form and enrollment process. Once you enroll in the program, your enrollment deposit is credited toward your tuition.
Should you choose not to enroll in the semester for which admission was granted, the IUSSW allows deferrals of up to one year. If you defer admission, you must confirm your intent at the time of the next enrollment/admission period.
Note: Admitted students who do not attend classes within the one-year admissions period forfeit their enrollment deposit.
Full admission to the MSW program is granted when all admission requirements are met. Tentative admission is granted contingent upon meeting specific conditions. Such conditions include:
Note: All conditions must be met and materials obtained before the first semester starts.
Tentative admission is changed to full admission once you have met the specified condition(s). Failure to fulfill these conditions(s), as stated above and/or in the offer of admission, may result in cancellation of admission.