Florida State University

Application Requirements

To ensure a smooth admissions process, please review the list of requirements below:

Qualifications Required Documents


  • 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


Required Documents

*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.


It is recommended that the application be submitted 9 to 12 months prior to the proposed term of enrollment.


A complete breakdown of all admissions information and requirements is on this page.

The most current guidelines for applying can be found here.


The summer 2021 portal is now closed for traditional (you do not hold a BSW degree) applications as we are at our capacity. Traditional students can apply for our fall 2021 program.

If you are an advanced standing student (you hold a BSW) you can still apply for summer 2021 by submitting your application in the advanced standing portal.

*Please do not, if you are a traditional student, apply in the advanced standing portal for summer as your application may not be considered.





Connect with an MSW Admissions Advisor

We strongly recommend you take the time for a brief conversation with an MSW admissions advisor to discuss the admissions process. Your advisor will ensure you have all documents required for the application and can tell you if you need to take the GRE or not. Feel free to ask your advisor any and all questions you have about the online MSW program.

Use the online scheduling calendar below to pick a date and time most convenient for you.

My Advisor has impacted me tremendously ... she supported me the entire way through my MSW application process. She made it easier to complete all the necessary requirements and apply for the social work program I was meant to take. 
- S. Thompson


Ready to Apply?

If you're ready to get started on your application, you can begin here or use the button below to access the online application. You will be asked to create an account or to login with your FSUID and password, if you already have one.

Please note, to complete the application you will have to submit all required information and documents, and to pay the application fee. You are not required to complete the application all at once. You may save and exit the application at any time.

Remember, all documentation must be final upon submission.

If you need help to complete you application, please call 888-368-0834 and an MSW admissions advisor will assist you.

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