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Welcome to the Division of Social Work


Prospective Students: Apply Now for Admission to the BSW Program  


The Bachelor of Social Work program is now accepting summer applications for Admitted Major consideration for academic year 2022-2023. Please visit to complete and submit your application today!

  Applications are due no later than: Friday, July 8, 2022 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 29, 2022.  Slots in Laramie are particularly limited. A few more slots are available at our UW-Casper location.

If you would like to be considered for the Casper cohort in addition to Laramie, please state that information 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 2022 semester. Admission is competitive and successful completion of the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. 




Apply to MSW Program - Applications Accepted for Summer 2022

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. 

Please see Upcoming Intensive Weekends for all MSW Students.




Want To Make A Difference In The World? Become A Social Worker! 

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 



A new fund to support students by providing resources for students to conduct their own research, to attend conferences, to present at conferences, to obtain professional memberships, and to provide emergency assistance.

Please consider donating to support our students. No donation is too small.

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Division News 

Head and shoulders of lady wearing glasses and dark top.UW’s Kempson Honored for Half Century of Commitment to Social Work Profession

Diane Kempson, an associate professor and director of the Master of Social Work (MSW) Program at the University of Wyoming, was honored by the National Association of Social Workers’ (NASW) Wyoming chapter during its annual awards ceremony earlier this month.

As the recipient of the Greatest Contribution to Social Work Practice award, Kempson was recognized for over 50 years of commitment to the values and work of the social work profession. Kempson was nominated by a number of UW faculty members and former students.

Kempson began her career as a practicing social worker in South Carolina, New York and Idaho before entering a full-time academic career at UW in 2004. She has published numerous articles on grief and loss, presented a number of professional papers, and has taken the lead in conducting a variety of effective educational trainings.

“As a social work educator, she has been responsible for educating and mentoring several generations of social workers for advanced generalist social work practice in rural and frontier settings,” says Eleanor Pepi Downey, director of UW’s Division of Social Work. “Students and faculty hold her in high regard for her tireless commitment to social justice and anti-oppressive practice.”

Read more at UW News!




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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