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The Application Cycle for Fall 2018 Admissions is now open!

The MSW Program @ MSU Denver is fall-start only.

For a step by step walkthrough of the MSW application process, please click here

If you are planning on applying to the MSW Program for the fall 2018 start, we recommend you sign up for our prospective student list. The Office of Social Work Student Services will send you information via email about our program, application cycle, and important dates and deadlines.

Important Dates and Deadlines

The application for the Fall 2018 Admissions Cycle opened on August 21st, 2017.

The application deadline for the Fall 2018 Admissions Cycle is January 23rd, 2018 at 11:59 PM.

To be considered for priority admission, applicants must submit all application materials by October 31st, 2017 at 11:59 PM.

Please note: Application processing takes 10-12 weeks after the deadline to complete

Applicants who submit all their materials by the priority consideration deadline of October 31st will have their application reviewed in advance by the MSW Admission Committee. Those ranked in the very top of the pool of applicants will be granted early admission to the program, granting them a head start on:

  • Preparing to start the program
  • Securing a field placement
  • Registering for classes

All other applicants who submit their application by the priority consideration deadline will have their application rolled forward and will receive their admission notification in spring 2018, 10-12 weeks after the application deadline.

Although only a select few will receive priority admission, we encourage you to give it a try, submit your materials early, then sit back and relax.

Advising and MSW Program Resources

The Office of Social Work Student Services will begin meeting with prospective MSW students the week of July 3rd.

Our office offers both phone and in-person appointments to speak with one of our advisors and learn more about the program and application process. To schedule an advising appointment, please call our Welcome Desk at 303-556-3474.

Want to learn more about our program? Check out our MSW Program website and FAQ as a starting point

Have specific questions about the MSW Program or the admissions process? Email the Office of Social Work Student Services at

The Office of Social Work Student Services is here to help you along the journey.

Transcript Evaluations & Prerequisite Assessment for Regular Program Applicants

If you are applying for the Regular Program and would like an evaluation of your transcripts done for prerequisites, you can send the Office of Social Work Student Services your official transcripts for review. We will start performing transcript evaluations the week of July 3rd. We will retain these transcripts for your application.

After submitting your transcripts, please email requesting a transcript evaluation for the MSW Program prerequisites. Make sure to include your full name and any former names in your email. We will reply to your email once the evaluation is complete.

If you obtained an undergraduate degree from MSU Denver, please email with your 900# and we can pull your official transcripts for you.

Please note: The Office of Social Work Student Services can only perform prerequisite reviews using official transcripts; we cannot perform an official prerequisite review using unofficial transcripts.

There are two ways to submit transcripts to our office:

  1. Have your official transcripts submitted electronically to (preferred method) or
  2. Have your official transcripts mailed to:
    Metropolitan State University of Denver
    Department of Social Work
    Attn: Office of Social Work Student Services
    PO Box 173362, Campus Box 70
    Denver, CO 80217-3362

All transcripts should be submitted by choosing one of the options above. Please do not submit any materials to the Office of Admissions at MSU Denver. Failure to submit using one of the options above will result in a delay in reviewing your transcripts for prerequisites.

Readmission After Deferring Acceptance

Applicants who are accepted or accepted conditionally into the MSW Program may defer their start semester up to one academic year from the term that acceptance was originally offered. The full departmental application is not required, however students must submit the Readmission After Deferring Acceptance form.

Applicants who defer their start semester will be held to the policies and curriculum of the later term in which they officially start the MSW Program. The deferral process is only valid for one academic year from the original acceptance semester.


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Metropolitan State University of Denver
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