MSW Program Admissions

The next opportunity for new students to start the MSW program at UWM will be Fall 2015. The application deadline is January 2, 2015.

To apply, follow and complete the steps below by January 2. Questions? E-mail: mswadmis@uwm.edu or call 414-229-6486

STEP 1: Complete an on-line application to the UWM Graduate School

  • Apply at: https://apply.wisconsin.edu/
  • Pay $56 fee to the UWM Graduate School (through the on-line application or by mail to address of Graduate School immediately below)
  • Request transcripts from all college-level institutions attended to be sent to:
    UWM Graduate School P.O. Box 340
    Milwaukee, WI 53201-0340
  • For any questions about the on-line application, the transcripts, or the fee please contact the UWM Graduate School at 414-229-6569

STEP 2: E-mail the following documents to the Social Work Department to mswadmis@uwm.edu (May be e-mailed in either Microsoft Word or PDF format; please send all of the following documents in one e-mail)

  • A current resume highlighting professional and academic experience following the guidelines found here Download PDF
  • A Narrative Statement that follows the guidelines found here Download PDF
  • The completed Areas of Study Form found here Download DOC Download PDF (Before filling out the Areas of Study form, please become familiar with the areas of study and certificate options offered by the MSW program. View Areas of Study)
  • The completed Reference Information Form found here Download DOC Download PDF

STEP 3: Submit 3 Letters of Reference in hard-copy form with original signatures, following the instructions found on the Reference Information Form.

  • Reference Form found here (print 3 copies; one for each letter writer) Download PDF
  • Letters are to be submitted all together to the Social Work Department at:
    UWM Helen Bader School of Social Welfare MSW Admissions
    P.O. Box 786
    Milwaukee, WI 53201-0786