Master of Social Work students on The University of Akron campus

Master of Social Work offered at UA's Akron campus

The MSW Program offers:

  • Preparation for the advanced practice of social work
  • A degree program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education
  • Part-time study
  • Evening/weekend courses
  • Regional field placements
  • Advanced standing program for qualifying students with a BSW

How to apply

2020 MSW Application Information-UA Main Campus

The University of Akron Graduate School Application

Please note revised graduate application fees:

  • First time Domestic Applicants: $45
  • First time International Applicants: $70
  • Reapplication: $45

Frequently asked questions

What is the admission deadline? 

  • Feb. 1, 2020: Review of the applications for Advanced Standing, full-time, and part-time will begin.
  • Feb. 15, 2020: Priority admissions for Advanced Standing, full-time, and part-time
  • March 31, 2020: Deadline for applications to the Advanced Standing program
  • May 15, 2020: Deadline for applications to the full-time program
  • June 1, 2020: Deadline for applications to the part-time program

When do classes begin?

  • Advanced Standing evening program: Summer, 2020
  • Full-time & part-time programs: Fall, 2020

Do I need to attend an orientation sessions?

Yes, you will need to attend two orientations: Field Orientation & Program Orientation.

What should I expect for my field education experience?

Students may complete their field placements at agencies throughout the Northeast Ohio area (Click here).

Who can I contact for additional assistance?

Please call 330-972-5275 or e-mail