If your undergraduate degree is in social work from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education within the last six years, you may qualify for the advanced standing, one-year (30 semester hours) Master of Social Work program.
The MSW Advanced Standing Program only begins in the Fall semesters.
Priority Admission Deadline:
November 15th 2013 for Advanced Standing both full-time and part-time applicants. Note: Full time advanced standing applicants will only be able to apply at the November 15th deadline.
Secondary Admission Deadline:
January 15th 2014 for Part-time Advanced Standing applicants only. Note: We will not accept full-time applicants during the secondary deadline.
Advanced Standing eligibility is only considered for applicants who:
Before you start exploring the admissions portion of the website download the MSW Admissions Process Document. This document will allow you to understand the admissions process and provide you with detailed required admission material information. This document will help you understand specific details on the admissions materials and tips for completing your application. Review this document or you will be missing out on important information. The Admissions Process Document will provide you with enough information to get started on your application.
MSW Admissions Process Document (PDF 135 KB)
- Graduate Application 2013-14 (PDF 2,773 KB) (plus $50 fee)
- Transcripts: Request official sealed transcripts from all schools attended be sent to the Office of Admissions. (waived for MSU Denver BSW graduates)
The Metropolitan State University of Denver
Office of Admissions Attn: Maryum Pelot
PO Box 173362 Campus Box 44
Denver, CO 80217-3362
International students must complete all of the same requirements as domestic students, plus an additional, separate application form which may be found on the Office of Admissions web site.
Resume (PDF 85 KB)
Personal Statement Essay (PDF 89 KB)
Letters of Recommendation (PDF 115 KB)
Case Study Options (complete the appropriate case study below)
Saundra Santiago (Individuals and Families) (PDF 142 KB)
Transitional Homes (Macro) (PDF 146 KB)
Field Evaluation or Field Intent (PDF 67 KB)
Petition for Advanced Standing (PDF 68 KB)
Standards of Professional Behavior (PDF 52 KB)
Criminal History Statement (PDF 101 KB)
The MSW Admissions Committee, which is comprised of faculty members, will review complete applications only. Applicants who submit incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the admissions committee and will be denied from the program. After the MSW Admissions Committee receives and reviews the application the applicants will be notified in writing of their status. Applicants may be: accepted, accepted with conditions, waitlisted, or denied admission. In some cases, the Admissions Committee may require an interview with the applicant before an acceptance decision can be made. Students should check the MSW Program website for admission timelines.
Students who are accepted into the program typically have no additional obligations to fulfill and will receive an acceptance packet (electronic) from the Social Work Department including: a welcome letter, information about the field placement process and an advising snapshot of the academic program they have been accepted into. The advising snap shot serves as a contract between the student and the department and cannot be altered without the approval of an advisor. Students will be required to confirm their acceptance into the specified program, concentration and track.
Students who are accepted with conditions into the program typically have additional obligations to fulfill. This could include, but is not limited to: course completion,low GPA, or other items that are not in compliance with program eligibility standards. A student who is admitted with conditions must complete specified criteria within the first six credit hours of enrollment or, in the case of course completion, before the applicant starts the MSW Program. In some cases, the Admissions Committee may decide that an applicant is only eligible to take certain coursework during the first year of study under specific guidelines. These criteria, including timeline, will be outlined in the acceptance packet (electronic). Students who do not fulfill the obligations of conditional acceptance will be dismissed from the MSW Program.
Students will receive an acceptance packet from the Social Work Department including: a welcome letter, specific information about the conditions that must be met, information about the field placement process and an advising snapshot of the academic program they have been accepted into . The advising snapshot serves as a contract between the student and the department and cannot be altered without the approval of an advisor. Students will be required to confirm their acceptance into the specified program, concentration and track.
Students may be offered waitlist status.
The Admissions Committee reserves the right to deny acceptance of any applicant. Applicants who submit incomplete applications, including transcripts and additional admissions materials will not be reviewed by the admissions committee and will be denied from the program.