650 Reynolds Alley
West Chester, PA 19383
701 Market Street, Concourse Level
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Whether you're interested in enrolling at the West Chester or Philadelphia location, the admissions requirements and application process are the same.
Application deadlines vary per program (advanced standing, full-time, 3-year and 4-year) so be sure to review the dates carefully.
In addition to meeting the qualifications required of all WCU graduate students, MSW applicants must demonstrate potential for the social work profession. We require three letters of recommendation and have specific guidelines for the Personal Statement. Please review the Application Requirements below.
We're here to help! If you have any questions about WCU or the application process, contact our Assistant Director of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions, Kyle Murray.
ADVANCED STANDING PROGRAM
REGULAR STANDING PROGRAM
2-Year (full-time) Program
3-Year and 4-Year Programs
In 3-5 typewritten, double-spaced pages, please address the following points in separate sections using the section headers identified below.
In certain cases, prerequisite work may be done during the course of the MSW Program with special permission from the MSW Program Director or Graduate Coordinator. If two or more prerequisites are lacking, those courses should be taken before applying.
Students seeking to transfer to the MSW Program are required to meet the criteria for admission and follow the application procedures. Students applying to transfer from another CSWE-accredited social work program are also required to have one of the academic references be from the program director in the program from which the applicant is transferring, and must address the academic standing in that program. A minimum grade of B is required for transfer credit. Transfer credits are subject to review and approval by the MSW Program Director.
You will be notified about your admission decision in 4-6 weeks after submission. Notification will be sent via email and regular mail from WCU's Graduate School. Please be sure to check the email address you provided with your application.
Accepted students are encouraged to visit our New Students page for a checklist of what to do after acceptance.