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It is an exciting and challenging time when you begin to consider graduate school options. Professional social work education requires students at the master’s level to undertake a rigorous program of classroom and field study. The Indiana University School of Social Work seeks to admit individuals who have demonstrated competency through previous academic work, professional achievements, and volunteer commitments. A strong commitment to social justice and service to others should be evident in the application. The school also seeks to provide an ethnically and culturally diversified student body.

IU School of Social Work programs are offered at Indianapolis, South Bend, Gary, Richmond, Fort Wayne, New Albany and Bloomington campuses. MSW Direct is an online MSW program option. You may apply to only one program in an application cycle/year; and this includes MSW Direct (IU Online).

Applicants with a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited program conferred within the past five years or later must apply for advanced standing status. If advanced standing is granted this allows the applicant to enter the MSW program at the intermediate level (which means credit is given for the first 21 hours of the MSW degree).

Choose a campus and standing to apply to: