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Division of Social Work

Apply to the Advanced Standing MSW Program

The Advanced Standing MSW Program is designed for those students with a BSW degree from a Council on Social Work Education accredited program.  All of the following items/steps are needed to submit a completed application for  consideration for admission to the Advanced Standing MSW Program.  You can download the Advanced Standing MSW Program Application Checklist to help ensure you complete all of the necessary steps to submit a complete application.

1. Pay the College of Health Sciences/Division of Social Work application fee of $30 using TouchNet

2. Complete the Graduate Application onlinedeadline

  • Pay the University of Wyoming graduate school fee of $50.  Note that this fee is required as part of the online application

3. Complete and Upload Documents: The following documents are required components of the Advanced Standing MSW Program application.  Please have them prepared and available to upload to your online application.

  • Unofficial College Transcripts
  • Resume - All students must submit a detailed resume of their work and volunteer experience.  Please include, at the end of the resume, a 1-2 page brief description of social services experience in your work or volunteer time and how these experiences contribute to your readiness for the social work graduate program.  Please include the number of hours for each.

You will also need three letters of recommendation from a professional source.  At the end of your application, you will be asked to provide your recommenders names and email addresses.  The application program will email them a link, which they can use to upload their letters.  You will not be able to upload letters yourself. 

Note: International students applying to the University of Wyoming must complete additional information that can be found on the Graduate International Student Admissions page.

Background Check Information: After admittance/acceptance to the Advanced Standing MSW Program, all students are required to perform a background check through the University of Wyoming's College of Health Sciences.  Please review the College of Health Sciences Background Check Policy for more information.  Start your Background Check here

If you have questions, please email sowkmail@uwyo.edu or check out our FAQ's page.


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