Graduate Program Application

Applications to the School of Social Work at Western Michigan University are accepted for the full-time, extended-study, and advanced-standing programs beginning Oct. 1 each year. The deadline for advanced-standing applications is Jan. 15; the priority deadline for full-time and extended-study applications is March 15. Applications received after the March 15 priority deadline will be considered if room is available.

The Kalamazoo full-time advanced-standing program and the Grand Rapids part-time advanced-standing program begin in the summer II session (late June). The Kalamazoo full-time, the Grand Rapids extended-study, and the Southwest (Benton Harbor) extended study programs begin in the fall semester only (early September). Consideration of applications and admissions decisions begin in January and early application is advised.

Provisional admission, pending successful completion of the undergraduate degree, may be granted to seniors who graduate between the date of application submission and the start of their program. The School of Social Work does not offer conditional admission pending completion of English language requirements.

If you are unable to apply to the Master of Social Work program using the online application, please contact the admissions office at (269) 387-8482.


The Master of Social Work Program application will be available by October 1st.