DSW Application Process

Applications are processed on a rolling basis for each Fall cohort.  Once the upcoming Fall cohort is complete acceptance may be offered for a future cohort.

  • Graduate application
  • MSW degree from a Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited program
  • Official transcripts from previous colleges or universities (non-KU or MU)
  • Minimum of two years of post-MSW practice experience 
  • CV
  • Completed clearances no more than one-year-old may be needed in preparation for Praxis
  • Three letters of recommendation: (1) from an academic source, and (1) from a work-related source
  • A five-page statement addressing the candidate's current state of knowledge in social work regarding a social phenomenon of interest, with proper use of APA style
  • A three-page personal statement that addresses the following:
    • Why a DSW?
    • Why now?
    • Why KU|MU's program?

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