MSW Admissions

Applying for Admission

The UAA MSW program will be a fully distance-delivered MSW Program beginning Summer 2016, so we are now accepting applications from students statewide for admission to the 2016-2017 academic year! Applications are due January 15, 2016.

Complete Applications Include

1. MSW Program Application  submitted to the UAA School of Social Work. Applicants with CSWE-accredited BSW degrees may be eligible to apply for advanced placement in the program (read instructions for advanced placement carefully). Complete MSW Program applications include:

  •  Application form
  •  3 application reference forms
  •  a personal statement
  •  separate writing sample
  •  professional resume

2. The UAA Graduate Application
for Admission submitted directly to UAA Enrollment Services. A fee is required with this application.

3. Complete Undergraduate Transcripts. Exception: Transcripts from the University of Alaska programs/campuses are not required.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all materials required for a complete application are received by the School of Social Work, including transcripts ordered from other institutions.

The MSW program reserves the right to request additional materials and/or interviews pertaining to program admission.

Notice of Admission Decisions

 Applicants to the UAA MSW program will receive a written notice of the admission decision from both the UAA School of Social Work and the UAA Office of Admissions. The School of Social Work will notify applicants of the program admission decision in writing by March 15.Admitted applicants will be asked to complete and return an Intent to Enroll form to the School of Social Work by April 1 in order to confirm their seat in the MSW program. Students admitted to the full-time program will be required to provide field education placement information with the Intent to Enroll form.

The School of Social Work will maintain a wait list. If seats become available in the MSW program, then applicants will be selected from the waitlist to fill those seats prior to the start of summer semester.

Provisional Admission Status –Applicants accepted into the MSW program who are enrolled in the last semester of their undergraduate program or who have not completed the three prerequisite courses will be given a provisional admission. Provisions must be completed prior to the first day of classes of the fall semester of the admission year. If the provisions are not completed by that date, then the student will be removed from degree seeking status.

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If you prefer to have application materials mailed to you please fill out our MSW information request form or call our office at (907)786-6900.