MSW Admissions

The following provides information on our program options, minimum requirements for admission, and application instructions/requirements.  Please be aware that meeting these minimum requirements does not ensure admission to the program. The Department of Social Work is committed to the selection of applicants who demonstrate strong potential to successfully undertake graduate studies in Social Work, who indicate commitment to the profession, and who have a liberal arts background.  The Department of Social Work Graduate Admissions Committee reserves the right to deny an applicant’s admission to the graduate program based upon factors related to potential to become an effective social worker and make positive contributions to the field.

The Master of Social Work Program at the University of Northern Iowa is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Students who graduate from our program are eligible to sit for the LMSW (Licensed Master of Social Work) exam. In most cases, the LMSW is easily transferable across state lines.

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