DSW Application Process

Applications are processed on a rolling basis for each Fall cohort.  Once the upcoming Fall cohort is complete acceptance may be offered for a future cohort.

    • Graduate application
    • MSW degree from a Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited program
    • Official transcripts from previous colleges or universities (non-KU)
    • Minimum of two years of post-MSW practice experience 
    • CV
    • Completed clearances no more than one-year-old may be needed in preparation for Praxis
    • Three letters of recommendation: (1) from an academic source, and (1) from a work-related source
    • A five-page scholarly essay addressing the candidate's current state of knowledge in social work regarding a social phenomenon of interest, with proper use of current APA style
    • A three-page personal essay that addresses the following:
      • Why a DSW?
      • Why now?
      • Why KU's program?

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