MSW Application Process- How to Apply
Applicants to the MSW Program at Saint Louis University must apply on the Graduate Education Degree and Certificate Programs website and click on one of the School of Social Work degree programs:
- Master of Social Work (MSW)
- Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis (MSABA)
- Post Master's Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
Supporting application documents should be sent to:
Office of Graduate Admission
Saint Louis University
DuBourg Hall, Room 150
St. Louis, MO 63103
The application consists of seven components for domestic students and ten components for international students.
The Admissions Committee considers several factors to determine a candidate's eligibility: academic achievement, strength of the undergraduate program, application information, personal statement, work experience, any graduate degrees earned, motivation, leadership and service. The undergraduate G.P.A. is weighted with other criteria in the admissions process.
Application Due Dates
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. As soon as an application is complete, it is reviewed. Decisions are provided in email and in writing to the applicant. Applicants interested in being considered for a scholarship must submit their MSW application for fall by March 1 and for spring by October 1. Applicants for scholarships must have received either full or provisional admission to be considered for a scholarship.
Dual Degree Applications
Students interested in a dual degree must complete the application process ,meet the admission requirements and must be accepted by both programs.
Master of Social Work / Master in Public Health
Master of Social Work / Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies
Master of Social Work / Master of Public Administration
Master of Social Work / JD
Master of Social Work/ Master of Arts in Deaconess Studies
Important Information for MSW Applicants:
- Office of Disability Services: Upon acceptance into the program, any student with a disability who is interested in receiving academic accommodations should contact the Office of Disability Services, at 314-977-3484 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Office of Disability Services is available to assist students in pursuing assessments to qualify for academic accommodation and to identify and receive reasonable accommodations.
- Criminal Background Checks and Drug Screenings: Students who are in the ABA programs may be required to provide a criminal background check or drug test as part of securing a placement at certain practicum sites. A criminal conviction or a positive drug test may limit your ability to pursue field education opportunities in certain social service agencies affiliated with the ABA program, to gain employment in the field of social service, or to obtain a professional license.
- Proof of Health Insurance: Saint Louis University requires all full-time Graduate/Professional students to have basic health insurance coverage. If a student already has other (non-University Health Plan) health insurance coverage in effect, then coverage under the University Health Plan (UHP) may be waived by returning a signed waiver form with a copy of the insurance card (front and back) to the Student Health Center.