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Welcome to the Division of Social Work

Prospective Students: Apply now for admission to the BSW program. Click on the link to begin your application: Application for Fall 2020

Applications for Early Consideration for the Fall 2020 cohort are due by 5 pm on Friday, November 22, 2019. 

Applications submitted in spring term for the Fall 2020 cohort are due by 5 pm on Friday, April 10, 2020.

If mailing your application, it must be postmarked by the above dates.

Apply to the MSW Program

The Standard MSW Program is designed for students who have an undergraduate degree other than a BSW degree.  All of the following items are needed to submit a complete application for consideration to the Standard MSW Program. You can download the Standard 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 (If you do not have a University of Wyoming student ID or W Number, please put in W followed by eight zero's)

2. Complete the Graduate Application online

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

Requirements for the Advanced Standing MSW Program:

  • A bachelor's degree in Social Work from a Council on Social Work Education accredited social work program;

  • An undergraduate social work GPA of 3.25 or above;

  • An overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above;

  • Received a B or better and/or a Satisfactory grade in BSW Field Education Practicum.

Applications are due by January 15, 2020.

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Study Abroad in London Summer 2020 - Important Details & Applications Welcome!

This intensive, exciting two-week, 3-credit study abroad program in London will allow students to experience history, culture, and the richly vibrant environment of London through various site visits, tours, and presentations. Students will learn about the growth and development of social work and social welfare systems in England and understand its relevance in today’s London: “a living laboratory” of multiculturalism, diversity, migration, and globalization. Learn more and apply!


Would You like to Make a Difference? Think about Social Work at the University of Wyoming!

Our Vision

The Division of Social Work envisions a global community in which our graduates serve as ethical social work leaders who promote social, economic and environmental justice, human rights, and health and well-being for individuals, families, organizations, and communities.

Dynamic student centered faculty - Small class size with individualized attention on student success - Providing diverse career opportunities in Social Work


Division News

Dr. Jessica Lucero Chosen as 2019 Distinguished Alumni of the Year

Woman standing in front of a snow covered landscape.Dr. Lucero is an Associate Professor of Social Work in the Department of Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology at Utah State University where she also serves as the Graduate Director for their Full-Time MSW Program and Director of the Transforming Communities Institute.

Prior to joining the faculty at USU, she completed her doctoral studies at Wayne State University in Detroit and her MSW and BSW at the University of Wyoming. Lucero’s research orientation is very interdisciplinary and she enjoys exchanging ideas and working to improve social systems with other interdisciplinary scholars, practitioners and students who are committed to social justice.

Dr. Lucero is a nationally recognized scholar in community-based participatory research – she is particularly interested in research that produces real-world recommendations for solving the complex challenges that communities face. Specifically, her community-based research centers on violence prevention and intervention, refugees in the U.S., and housing justice issues. Her service in the community does the same.

Learn more about Dr. Lucero and other Distinguished Alumni from the Division of Social Work.





Contact Us

University of Wyoming
College of Health Sciences
Division of Social Work
Dept. 3632
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071-2000
Phone: (307) 766-6112
Fax: (307) 766-6839

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