Department of Social Work
Required Next Steps
Congratulations on your acceptance to the MSW Program and MSU Denver! Follow these steps NOW to make sure you are on track to begin the program in Fall 2019:
It is very important to let us know your decision! Make sure to fill out this form by April 22, 2019 if you have not done so already.
Click the button above to visit the Acceptance Conditions Hub - this hub lists all possible conditions of acceptance. Not all conditions listed on this page may apply to you. Please refer to your admissions decision for your specific conditions of acceptance.
If you were accepted with a provision, please click here for details and next steps.
Your NetID is your single sign-on used to log into many University resources.
Your MSU Denver email is the official means of communication at the University and, going forward, will be the only way we communicate with you.
Familiarize yourself with the Field Placement calendar, due dates, and timelines as the field placement process starts right away. The Office of Field Education has the requirements clearly outlined. After you have thoroughly read the website, additional questions can be directed to the Office of Field Education at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Department of Social Work is pleased to offer several funding opportunities. Full descriptions and timelines of these opportunities are on our website at Scholarships & Awards.
Students in need of other types of financial aid, including loans and grants, should work with the Office of Financial Aid.
Now get out your calendars!
MSW Regular Program Reg-A-Palooza
Friday, April 19th, 2019
An RSVP is required for this event - you will be sent an RSVP link via email.
The Office of Social Work Student Services invites you to the MSW Regular Program Reg-A-Palooza. There will be advising appointments available from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM and walk-in advising available from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Any student that checks in for walk-in advising prior to 2:00 PM will be seen by an advisor.
This event is held in Central Classroom Building on the Auraria Campus, with check-in located in room 204. The Central Classroom Building is located right next to the library – click here to view a campus map.
NOTE: This event is not a new student orientation. This is a voluntary, optional event where students will primarily have a chance to meet one on one with an academic advisor to discuss their academic plan and receive assistance in registering for classes.
- You will have the opportunity to meet with an advisor and register for classes
- Students have two options for meeting with an advisor:
- Sign up in advance for an appointment at a specific time
- Walk-in advising (arrive between 8 AM and 2 PM to be seen on a first come, first served basis)
- Campus Tours
- Campus tours will be held at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM
- Tours last approximately 30-45 minutes
- Space is limited
- Field Placement Information Sessions
- A field placement information sessions will be held at 12:00 PM
- For students entering the program full time
- If you are not able to attend a session during Reg-A-Palooza, the Office of Field Education will send out further information about additional dates and times for information sessions after you confirm your enrollment
- Field Education Drop-In Mini Sessions
- From 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
- Field Education staff will be available to answer any specific questions students may have about the field placement process
While on campus, you can also take the time to visit the Office of Financial Aid (in the Jordan Student Success Building) or get your Student ID (in the Tivoli Student Union – you will need a picture ID and proof of registration, i.e. a print out of your class schedule).
If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
Fall Assembly is in August 2019 and mandatory.
Stay tuned for more information.
Planning for Your Education
Academic Advising, Registration and Schedule Planning
Attending graduate school is a tremendous commitment. As a full time student, you can expect to dedicate at least 50 hours/week in classes, studying and in field placement. The Department of Social Work has resources to help you plan for and navigate the next 2 years as a full time graduate student, but it is up to you to ensure you make any necessary changes in your life to ensure graduate school can fit in
- We highly recommend that full time students do not work while in school and part time students work, if necessary, on a limited or part time basis.
Here are some helpful resources:
- The Office of Social Work Student Services, Administration and Finance - The Office of Social Work Student Services (OSWSS) acts as your academic advisor during your time in the program. We are here to help you with academic planning, navigating the campus, and ensuring you are on track for graduation. We recommend you meet with an advisor from the OSWSS at least once per academic year. You can contact the Office of Social Work Student Services by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Course Scheduling - we have designed our course schedules to allow for two free days for you to be in field placement. It is important to know that your Fall course schedule may not mirror your Spring course schedule. For example, if you register for all your classes on Monday in the Fall, don't assume you can also do this in the Spring.
- Foundation Year Courses - Offered Mondays, Wednesdays, and some Fridays and Saturdays. We will never offer a foundation year course on a Tuesday or Thursday.
- Concentration Year Courses - Offered Tuesdays, Thursdays, and some Fridays and Saturdays. We will never offer a concentration year course on a Monday or Wednesday.
- Fully Online Course Delivery - we guarantee that you will be able to take all of your required courses online. While we guarantee you a spot in online sections of all required courses, we cannot guarantee that you will get your first choice of professor.
- Mixed Traditional Course Delivery - we guarantee that there will be a spot for you in a section of all required courses, but we cannot guarantee you will get your first choice of section. Many options will be available each semester on campus, online, and in the hybrid format.
- Registration is on a first come, first served basis, so if scheduling is important to you it is very important that you make registration a top priority so you have the best chance of getting your most desired schedule.
- Mixed Traditional students may take at least one online course during their time in the program - there is no guarantee you will be all on campus.
- Registering for Classes - after you confirm your enrollment, the Office of Social Work Student Services will email you with registration tips and instructions. Students register via the Student Hub.
- Advising Snapshots - you can review all required coursework on our Regular Program Advising page. Keep this page bookmarked! It will be helpful tool through graduation and it is very important to note that the Advising Snapshots denote the mandatory sequence of MSW coursework. You must take the courses, in order, as articulated on the snapshots or you are out of sequence in the MSW Program.
If you have any questions about course scheduling or other information on this page, please contact the Office of Social Work Student Services.
Professional & Career Advising
During the fall semester, you will be assigned a faculty advisor who is available to assist you with career planning, setting professional goals and addressing situations you may face in the classroom. This is a wonderful resource - utilize both of your advisors (academic and professional) to fully benefit from your education.