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Apply for the Online Master of Social Work (MSW)

The online Master of Social Work from Sacred Heart University is ideal for those who want to advocate for vulnerable populations and address social inequalities. The program's CSWE-accredited curriculum is taught by expert professionals and offers specializations in Direct Clinical Practice and Direct Community Practice. You'll study many topics such as human identity formation, institutionalized racism and sexism, substance abuse and addiction, children and families, social welfare and political trends. With an expanse of relevant knowledge, you can prepare for licensure exams in your state.

To apply for this program, you’ll need a completed online application plus the following:

Degree and Minimum GPA Bachelor’s degree (B.A., B.S., BSW) from an accredited college or university with a GPA of 3.0 or higher (2.7 and up may be considered)
Transcripts Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions
Additional Requirements
  • Résumé
  • Personal statement outlining why you are pursuing the MSW at SHU
  • Two letters of recommendation, which must be from an employer, professor or manager and be from the past two years
Additional Requirements for Advanced Standing Applicants
  • Zoom interview with social work faculty, to be scheduled after your completed application is submitted
  • Bachelor’s degree completed within the last six years, from a CSWE-accredited college or university in which you earned no less than a B in each course
  • Field evaluation form(s) from all placements, completed by BSW field placement supervisor(s) after each BSW field placement. This was likely provided to your BSW program director, field coordinator/director, academic advisor or field liaison.

Application Fee Waived for all New Applicants*

To take advantage of this offer, submit your application. Do not submit an application fee as part of the application process. Afterward, contact to ensure that we received your application. In your email, mention that you saw the "LP Offer" and are eligible for an application fee waiver. As a first step in the application process, please provide your information using the form on the right. We will follow-up with you on next steps.

*Waived application fee offer valid through April 30, 2021, for first-time applicants of Sacred Heart University's Master of Social Work program only. A value of $75 per applicant. This waiver is valid for USA residents only. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and not a current student. This fee waiver has no cash value unless applied to the application fee. There are no refunds if a student submits payment online; please do not submit payment online after completing your application.

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