There are several points which we
want to bring to your attention as you prepare your application.
- The UAA MSW
takes two years to complete and requires enrollment in 15-16 credits during Fall and Spring
- The requires four years to
complete. It begins with Summer semester and requires enrollment during future Summer semesters.
- Course schedules: Most MSW
courses are offered weekdays between 2:30 and 8:15 p.m. Elective courses are frequently
offered on an intensive weekend basis. Field educational placements require daytime
attendance. Full-time field practicum requirements consist of
two or more days per week of "in vivo"
experience in an agency setting. Students should plan on adjusting work schedules to meet
practicum hours during the semesters involving field education.
- Classes are sequential. Admission occurs only once per year.
- Applicants are encouraged to
prepare themselves and the significant people in their lives for the intensive, on-going effort required for successful
completion of graduate education in social work.
- You must also make a second and simultaneous
application to the UAA Enrollment Services office for admission to graduate
standing. A UAA Enrollment Services application form is available on the web at:
- Applicants with BSW degrees may
apply for review for Advanced Standing
(advanced placement to the Concentration
curriculum) if the BSW degree was received within the last five years, other eligibility
requirements are met and additional materials as identified in the program application packet are provided.
- Applications for admission are
due in the MSW program office on or before January 15.
- The MSW Admission Committee
reserves the right to request additional materials and/or interviews as a part of the
- Order transcripts by September 15.
Delays in receiving transcripts delay admission review.Order transcripts sent directly to
the UAA School of Social Work, Attn: MSW Admissions, to be received on or before January 15.
(Exception: Transcripts from the
University of Alaska system are not