Application Process and Timeline
To be considered for admission to the UW-Green Bay MSW Program, applications must be complete and received by the Graduate Studies office by the stated deadline of December 1. Receipt of application materials is confirmed via the UW-Green Bay Graduate Studies office and can be tracked by applicants through their assigned application number. We ask that you please allow 3-4 business days for your materials to arrive and the system to be updated.
The MSW Program admissions committee will only review complete applications so applicants are encouraged to apply early and accurately follow application instructions. Depending on the number of applications received and available space in each cohort, we may offer a second application deadline in the spring. If a second application date is warranted, it will be posted on this website.
Applications are reviewed by the MSW admissions committee and ranked according to the strength of the information in these areas: capacity for academic success, commitment to social work principles and values, and comments from references.
Admission is offered to students based on the information provided, and in the order their application is ranked. While we make every attempt to honor students’ preference for the full- or part-time cohort, the application review process means that some students may not be offered admission into their preferred cohort due to capacity.
Approximately 6-8 weeks after the admission deadline date, students will receive official notification of their admission status, via email, from either the Graduate Studies office or the MSW Program. These notifications usually start in mid- to late-January. Following that initial notification, the MSW Program will send several documents, via email, with important instructions for next steps.
These notifications will include whether students are offered admission into the full- or part-time program, denied admission, or placed on a waiting list. Students placed on the waiting list will be notified by the social work office as openings arise.
Students must confirm their acceptance into the MSW program before they are officially admitted. Therefore, it is important to closely follow any directions that are provided in subsequent email correspondence.