The MSW program is offered every year in Iowa City and Des Moines. A new cohort begins every three years in the Quad Cities and Sioux City.  A new cohort will begin every two years for the Hybrid Online program.

Questions about the application process?  Contact: 


The Des Moines and Sioux City program are no longer accepting applications for 2021.  If you are interested to apply to the Iowa City MSW program starting in fall 2021, we will consider late applications.  Please contact for more details.

If you are interested in applying to our programs admitting in 2022, the application will be accessible late summer/early fall.  We will make an announcement here when the application is ready.

Information Sessions
We encourage prospective applicants to attend an MSW Informational Session to learn more about the admission process and our programs. To view upcoming information session dates, click on the learning center location where you would like to enroll:

MSW Programs & Locations
On the left, under "MSW Programs," you can read about our programs and find contact information for our Iowa City, Des Moines, Quad Cities, Sioux City and Hybrid Online programs.  

How to Apply?
This is an online application process. The first step is to complete the UI Graduate College application and pay their fee; then you will receive an email with details to set-up a MyUI account.  Then log-in to MyUI, click on the Admissions Profile tab to access the MSW application.

We have provided three pdf links below to guide you through the MSW application process: Quick Guide, MSW Important Guidelines for Applying for Admission and the MSW Admission Policy Statement.

Upcoming Application Deadlines
December 1, 2020 for the Accelerated Advanced Standing (41 semester hours) programs in Iowa City and Des Moines.
December 1, 2020 for the Sioux City Advanced Standing (48 semester hours) program.
February 1, 2021 for the Advanced and Regular Standing (48 and 60 semester hours) programs in Iowa City and Des Moines.
February 1, 2021 for the PhD program in Iowa City.

If you have questions after viewing the policies, please feel free to contact Tomeka Petersen with questions regarding the online application process: Thank you for inquiring about our School, and we look forward to seeing you at an informational meeting and receiving your application in the future!

A Quick Guide to applying to the MSW program



Note NEW updated instructions for the combined program.  GRE not required.

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