Admissions

The Howard University School of Social Work prepares students to transform systems of oppression and strengthen culturally diverse communities through social work. We challenge our graduates to become architects of liberation at local, national and international levels.

We seek applicants who embody our founding pillars of excellence in truth and service. In addition to strong academic credentials, you should be able to demonstrate a commitment to social justice and the field of social work.

Eligibility Requirements

Howard MSW Online offers Traditional and Advanced Standing tracks, both of which can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis.

The Traditional MSW (60 credits) is designed for students who hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, with a minimum of 60 credits in the liberal arts. This track can be completed full-time in as few as 20 months or part-time in as few as 36 months. A 3.0 cumulative GPA in undergraduate coursework is preferred but not required.

The Advanced Standing MSW (45 credits) is designed for students who hold a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) from a CSWE-accredited institution. The BSW must have been awarded within four years of your first term start date. Candidates must have earned a 3.0 cumulative GPA in all social work foundation and undergraduate coursework. This track can be completed full-time in as few as 12 months or part-time in as few as 24 months.

Upcoming Deadlines

May 2022

TrackEarly Priority DeadlinePriority DeadlineFinal DeadlineTerm Start Date
Traditional MSW
Monday, January 24, 2022
Monday, February 21, 2022
Monday, March 21, 2022
Monday, April 18, 2022
Advanced Standing MSW
Monday, January 24, 2022
Monday, February 21, 2022
Monday, March 21, 2022
Monday, April 18, 2022

Application Fee Waivers

The standard application fee is $100, but McNair scholars may qualify for an application fee waiver. You must contact an admissions counselor to confirm your fee waiver before applying.

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