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Apply to the BSW Program

Apply now for admission to the BSW program. Click on the link to begin your Application: Application for Fall 2021.
Applications for the Fall 2021 cohort are due by 5 pm on Friday, April 9, 2021.
If mailing your application, it must be postmarked by the above date.
Completed applications and all related materials can also be submitted via email to Christina Lepper at


Apply to the MSW Program

Due Date for Applications: January 4, 2021
Completed applications received by that date will receive full consideration. Applications received after that date may be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Apply to the Standard MSW Program

The Standard MSW Program is designed for students who have an undergraduate degree other than a BSW degree. 

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. 


Upcoming Intensive Weekends for All MSW Students:

Fall 2021: Aug. 27-29, Sept. 10-12, Oct. 8-10, Nov. 12-14, Dec. 3-5

Spring 2022: Jan. 21, Feb. 11, March 11, April 1, April 29

Summer 2022: June 4, June 25, and July 16



Division News


Dr. Sandra Leotti UW Assistant Professor Receives National Recognition for Research Article

A University of Wyoming assistant professor’s research article has received national recognition by the University of Chicago Press Journals.

Sandra Leotti, in UW’s Division of Social Work, was awarded the 2021 Frank R. Breul Memorial Prize for her submission, titled “The Discursive Construction of Risk: Social Work Knowledge Production and Criminalized Women.” The prize is awarded annually for what is judged to be the best article published in Social Service Review in the preceding year.

Leotti’s article examines how knowledge production within social work privileges a psychological discourse, relying on individual explanations for crime and criminalization above all other possible explanations -- specifically, that social work passively accepts the logic of punishment rather than challenging the inequitable social conditions that lead to mass incarceration.

She says this presents a profound ethical dissonance between social work’s engagement with criminalized populations and the social work value of social justice.

“When we hear of mass incarceration, the focus is usually on prison. Though analysis of the prison is important, I am more interested in the ways in which criminalization extends beyond the immediate boundaries of the criminal legal system and intersects with other systems,” Leotti says. “Scholars now use the term ‘carceral state’ to highlight the multiple intersecting agencies and institutions that have punishing functions and serve to regulate marginalized communities.”

Continue reading at UW News.




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This is 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


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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