Please note, the first step in the application process is scheduling an appointment with an MSW Online Recruitment Advisor. Please use the calendar above or click this link to do so.
- A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university
- If you already have a Bachelor of Social Work degree from a CSWE-accredited college or university, and a minimum of 400 hours of field education, you may qualify for FSU's MSW Advanced Standing Program
- A minimum 3.0 GPA on all coursework after the first 60 hours of undergraduate classes OR a master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university
- The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is not required if you meet the GRE waiver requirements
- The GRE will be waived for all applicants applying for Fall 2021 and Spring, Summer, and Fall 2022. The waiver form will not be required.
- Statement of Purpose (SOP): a short essay which explains why you are interested in earning an MSW degree
- Current resume
*Please note: once submitted, these documents cannot be updated or changed. Please ensure both your SOP and resume are up to date and complete before you apply.
FSU Online MSW Program Application Deadlines
- Summer 2022 (May 9, 2022 start date) – Application deadline is February 1, 2022 – application portal is OPEN!
- Fall 2022 (August 22, 2022 start date) – Application deadline is May 1, 2022 – application portal is OPEN!
- Please do not apply to the advanced standing portal, which is still open, if you do not have a BSW
Application must be complete by the deadline, including the initial appointment with an advisor, and submission of all required documents.
It is recommended that the application be submitted 9 to 12 months prior to the proposed term of enrollment.
*Please do not, if you are a traditional student, apply in the advanced standing portal as your application may not be considered.