Florida State University

Application Requirements

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

Qualifications Required Documents

First Step

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, 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 waived until Fall 2026.


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.

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

The most current guidelines for applying can be found here.


FSU Online MSW Program Application Deadlines

  • Advanced Summer 2023 (Application Deadline of March 1, 2023) – Application portal is OPEN
  • Traditional Summer 2023 (Application Deadline of March 1, 2023) – Application portal is OPEN!
  • Please do not apply to the advanced standing portal, which is still open, if you do not have a BSW

The 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 students should apply as early as possible 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.

Connect with an MSW Online Recruitment Advisor

We strongly recommend you take the time for a brief conversation with an MSW Online Recruitment 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 Online Recruitment Advisor will assist you.

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