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Current 2020 BSW students in the Division of Social Work.

Welcome to the Division of Social Work

Social workers wear PPE during pandemic.

Apply to the BSW Program

The Bachelor of Social Work program is now accepting summer applications for Admitted Major consideration for academic year 2020-2021. Please visit to complete and submit your application today!

 Applications are due no later than: Friday, July 10, 2020 by 5:00 pm

  • If mailing your application, it must be postmarked by the above dates.
  • Completed applications and all related materials can also be submitted via email to Christina Lepper at

Decisions will be made via email by July 31, 2020.  Slots in Laramie are particularly limited, so if you are willing to be considered for the Casper cohort in addition to Laramie, please indicate as such in your essay. In order for applications to be reviewed for admission, all Social Work prerequisites must be successfully completed by the end of the Summer 2020 semester. Admission is competitive and successful completion of the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. 


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. 



Division News

Drs. Neely Mahapatra and Sukyung Yoon.UW Study Seeks to Understand Socioeconomic Effects of Social Distancing, Isolation

For many people, social distancing, self-isolation and sometimes the need to quarantine have become common practice during the COVID-19 pandemic. While some of the loneliness brought on by this “new normal” can be eased by reading, cooking, online entertainment and talking with friends through social media, an online survey by the University of Wyoming Division of Social Work is being used to look more deeply into the effects of social distancing and isolation.

Neely Mahapatra, an associate professor, and Sukyung Yoon, an assistant professor, both in the UW Division of Social Work in the College of Health Sciences, have partnered with scholars from Canada, South Korea and Singapore to conduct a multi-country study aimed at assessing the impact of the pandemic on the socioeconomic health and well-being of individuals and families.

This web-based survey was developed to recruit participants for the study, focusing on how families and individuals are functioning during isolation. Survey questions focus on the dynamics of personal or family relationships, and experiences of abuse while in isolation or quarantine.

Interested in participating in this study? Go to UW News to learn more.

At left, Drs. Neely Mahapatra and Sukyung Yoon.




Would You like to Make a Difference? 

Think Social Work at the University of Wyoming!

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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