Requirements and Application
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UW Tacoma's Master of Social Work (MSW) part time program welcomes students with a passion and interest in working with diverse populations utilizing social justice visions, including health care agencies, child and family services, public social service organizations and the criminal justice system
Our 3-Year program is designed for graduates of baccalaureate programs from any major, while the Advanced Standing program (15-18 months) allows eligible candidates to enter the advanced level of the MSW curriculum following the completion of a qualifying baccalaureate program in social work or social welfare. The following information describes the admission requirements and application process for the UW Tacoma 3-Year MSW and Advanced Standing MSW programs.
The 3-Year MSW program accepts applications autumn quarter only (September start), with a winter application due date. While the Advanced Standing MSW program accepts applications for winter quarter only (January start), with an early summer application deadline. Dates and deadlines are posted here for the current year and program.
MSW Admission Requirements
Application Materials and Instructions
Child Welfare Training and Advancement Program
Financial support may be available to you as you pursue your MSW degree, providing you meet specific qualifications and have a strong commitment to pursuing a career in public child welfare. In exchange for the financial support, you agree to be employed within Washington State DSHS-DCYF (Department of Children, Youth, and Families) after receiving your MSW degree.
The CWTAP provides federal Title IV-E stipend money and special training to MSW students desiring to work in public child welfare. Availability of funding for CWTAP varies.
Behavioral Health Workforce Development Initiative
The Washington State Behavioral Health Workforce Development Initiative supports master’s level mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists and social workers committed to serving individuals and families with mental health and substance use challenges. Students participating in the initiative receive grants to offset master’s degree expenses by agreeing to serve three years in an approved Washington state community behavioral health agency or tribal health center after their graduation.
Simon Family Endowment - Autism Practicum
The Simon Family Endowment recognizes and supports graduate social work students as future professional providers of lifelong care for adult individuals diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or an Intellectual Disability. The Endowment offers Master of Social Work Fellowships and fieldwork practicum opportunities in agencies serving autistic or intellectually disabled adults.